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Brownfield Investment

The purchase of a previously constructed factory or other facility in order to use it for a new activity. For example, a company that makes hammers may buy a factory that previously made screwdrivers in order to expand their hammer-making operations. Brown field investment is relatively common in foreign direct investment.
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Officials stated that the government has given 10 companies the status of 'green field investment', a type of foreign direct investment (FDI) where a parent company builds its operations in a foreign country from the ground up, while two companies have been given 'brown field investment' status, where a company or government entity purchases or leases existing production facilities to launch a new production activity.
He informed that Federal Secretaries of BoI and Ministry of Industries ensured that in the near future the remaining auto investors would also be awarded the status of Green or Brown field investment status in speedy fashion.
Category B is brown Field investment, is defined as revival of an existing assembly and manufacturing facilities.
As per the FDI policy, foreign direct investment up to 100 per cent is permitted in brown field investment ( investment in Indian companies) in the pharma sector subject to FIPB approval.
Both the Federal Secretaries ensured that in the near future the remaining auto investors would also be awarded the status of Green or Brown field investment status in speedy fashion.
FDIs are segregated into greenfield and brown field investments. Projects built by a parent company in a foreign land from scratch are referred to as greenfield investments.
The sources said new Automotive Development Policy (2016-21) has been launched to attract green and brown field investments in automobile and auto vendor industry while new Entrant Policy for Motorcycle Industry was launched to promote investment in new and innovative technology.
The sources said new Automotive Development Policy (ADP 2016-21) is being launched to attract green and brown field investments in automobile and auto vendor industry while the government is also launching new Entrant Policy for Motorcycle Industry to promote investment in new/innovative technology wherein investors are allowed to import 100 % Complete Knock Down (CKD) at the rate of 10 % Customs Duty for a period of three years.