Traditionally, economic linkages with the Overseas Indians have been seen with a single prism of getting financial investments into India. These investments have been either through FDI or capital markets. The Overseas Indian however sees their economic engagement through different categories, defined by level of financial investments or pure knowledge transfer.
The document facilitates a “KNIT” framework which purports Overseas Indians to select their own model of success. The publication also illustrates some opportunities both in sectors and in the new government initiatives as a cue towards evolving a working framework which can provide inputs to both policy makers and the Overseas Indians to collaborate and create more success stories.
The OIFC was set up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs’ (MOIA) in 2007, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and provides facilitation services to the Overseas Indians, especially assisting them in deepening their economic and intellectual engagement with India.
The publication was released during the 9th OIFC Market Place Forum held at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), from 7-9 January, 2015 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.