The FDI entering the country during the corresponding of the the last financial year stood at $35.84 billion.
Instead, FDI inflows during the first nine months of the ongoing fiscal fell by 4 per cent in rupee terms at Rs 2,31,457 crore.
The major sectors attracting FDI during April-December were telecommunications ($6.13 billion) computer software and hardware ($5.15 billion), services ($4.62 billion) and construction ($2.5 billion).
While a strong inflow of foreign investments help improve India's balance of payments, the consequent strengthening of the rupee against major global currencies acts as a dampener on the country's exports.
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