The domestic firms had raised $3.2 billion from overseas in the corresponding period a year ago.
Of the total borrowings during the month, $58.25 million was raised through approval route while $669.09 million came through automatic route, the RBI data showed.
Among the major companies that raised money overseas in April were HDFC Ltd ($300 million), THDC India ($90.6 million), JSW Steel (86.32 million), Huawei Telecommunications India ($50 million) and Shree Cement ($40 million).
In approval route, Metso India Pvt Ltd raised $38.25 million for general corporate purpose and Sunstream City raised $20 million for urban infrastructure development.
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