Union Budget: FDI limit in the life insurance business hiked

Expectation of investment of three thousand crores in public sector general insurance companies

New Delhi: The hiking of the FDI limit in the life insurance business from 49 per cent to 74 per cent is a bold move.

Mr. Niraj Kumar, Chief Investment Officer, Future Generali India Life Insurance Company says:

“The imperativeness of the Life Insurance sector in the economy has gained paramount importance in the aftermath of Covid and has reinforced the need for wider penetration of insurance in terms of protection and building a safety net. Budget 2022 has indeed taken cognizance of this and has taken the bold step of increasing the FDI limit to 74% from the incumbent 49% which will provide an immediate backstop in terms of capital for growth and improve the insurance penetration and financial inclusion in the economy. Also increasing insurance penetration would pave the way for generating employment opportunities, which in turn would augment the efforts of the government to revive the economy”.

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