Investing in Emerging Indian Cities

Investing in developing Indian cities is one of the finest methods to protect your assets in a market full of risks. Whether to invest directly, through mutual funds, such as through PPF/NPS would be the primary concern while investing within those cities.


What is PPF?

A Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a long-term investment scheme that helps you save money for the future. It’s a national savings scheme, meaning it’s sponsored by the government and backed by tax benefits. You can open an account with your employer or any other financial institution that offers PPF investments in India.


The interest earned on your PPF account will be tax-free even after you retire from work. The interest rate also increases every year as per the inflation rate and at maturity when you withdraw funds from your account, which means it will continue growing even after retirement.


Investing in Emerging Indian Cities- What it Holds for NRIs

If you are an NRI and have been wondering why it is important to invest in emerging Indian cities, here are some reasons why:

  • You can get a return on your investment in a shorter period than with other markets. The average growth rate for emerging economies has been about 5% per year over the past decade. The same figure for developed countries has been closer to 2%. This means that if you invest in one of these countries now, your money will yield better returns than if you invested it elsewhere.
  • Investing in an emerging market offers a higher probability of success than investing in traditional markets such as Europe or America because there are fewer barriers to entry and exits available for private enterprises due to lack of regulation which makes them more nimble and flexible compared with established entities operating within highly regulated environments where change takes much longer time frames due costs associated with lawyers’ fees. 


Investing Instruments in India for NRIs

Investing in India can be a great way to make money and build your wealth. There are many ways to invest in the country, but some of the most popular include:

  • PPF (Public Provident Fund)- This is a mandatory saving scheme that offers tax benefits and also helps lower-income individuals with savings. You can contribute as much as Rs 1 lakh every year without any limit on how much you can claim back later on when filing tax returns or getting your hands on government benefits such as subsidies or social security benefits. The interest rate varies according to your age group; if you’re younger than 60 years old then it’s 8% per annum while those aged 60 years or above get 7% interest per annum until the maturity date which falls between 2030-2033 when this plan will mature into regular bank deposits after all available funds have been withdrawn.  PPF is one of the best ways to save money and earn tax benefits in India. It’s a small investment that can make a big impact on your life later on down the road.


Investing Options in Emerging Indian Cities

As you may have noticed, investing in emerging Indian cities is not a new concept. However, it has become increasingly popular among NRIs and expatriates who want to invest their money in the country. The reasons for investing in a particular city or region are varied and many different factors can be considered when deciding on where to put your money down. Some people might want their investments to grow quickly while others prefer steady growth over long-term financial stability. 


Fixed Deposits

A fixed deposit is a bank account that you can use to save money. These accounts offer fixed returns which means that if you keep them untouched for one year or more then they will pay back what was invested along with interest on top of this amount. The advantage here is that these types of investments don’t require any additional effort from yourself since all this happens automatically without any input from you whatsoever. You make an initial investment, usually in a lump sum, and then earn interest on that amount until you need it. The higher the rate of interest, the better your return will be.

There are many different types of fixed deposits:

  • term deposits (which last for one year or more)
  • semi-annual/monthly payments
  • weekly/daily payments
  • seasonal offers like other special deposits

Fixed deposit products also come with tax benefits like exemption from income tax and withdrawal before maturity only after death or divorce if held within six months of the maturity date


Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are a popular investment option for NRIs in India. Mutual funds are collections of stocks, bonds, or other securities that are owned by multiple investors. The NAV (Net Asset Value) is equal to the market value of all shares held by investors minus any liabilities they may have against them as well as their fee structure. It is similar to FDs except instead of offering fixed returns they offer variable ones which means that while some months may see higher returns than others due to market fluctuations these changes will occur gradually over time rather than suddenly once per month as FDs do. 

Mutual funds allow investors to diversify their portfolio and lower risk while maintaining liquidity when required by participating in short-term trading within an investor pool instead of investing directly in individual stocks or similar investments with higher liquidity requirements such as real estate or commodities.



There is a lot of talk about equality in India and across emerging Indian cities. The question that arises here is how can we ensure that these qualities are not only reflected but also supported by government policy. One way to do this is through investing in these emerging Indian cities (EICs). EICs are fast-growing tier-2 cities, which have seen significant economic growth over the last decade or so. They offer great investment opportunities as well as decent returns on your money if you choose the right real estate projects there. A good example would be the Delhi NCR region where residential property prices have increased significantly in the last few years due to an increase in demand due to immigration into the EPFO scheme which means more people moving into these areas every day; thus resulting in higher demand for housing units within this region too. 


Real Estate

Real estate is a good investment option. It’s an asset class that has given good returns in the past and it’s also one of the safest investments you can make. Real estate also provides an inflation hedge, which means that if there is inflation, real estate prices will increase over time because they have been doing so for centuries. Real estate is a long-term investment, but you can get started investing right now by looking at some properties online or in your local area. You should first determine what kind of home you want before talking with an agent about finding one; then do some research on housing prices in your area so you know what kind of price range makes sense for you based on factors like location and size.


Things to Watch for Before Investing in Indian Cities

Before you invest in an Indian city, you should check the infrastructure of the city. The availability of basic amenities like water, electricity, and transport facilities is very important because it will influence how easy or difficult it is for businesses to set up shop in your investment destination. You also need to look at the ease of doing business in that particular city. Does it have a good reputation? Are there many investors already operating out there? Or are there few investors who have been able to make money from their investments so far?


Finally, crime rates are something else that can affect how safe your investment opportunities are going to be when compared with other places around the world where investing might seem more appealing due to lower risk factors involved (such as property values being higher).


It’s important to be aware of the investing environment in your home country and abroad. As an NRI, this can mean looking at fixed deposits for NRIs and mutual funds for investments in emerging Indian cities. You can also invest in equities if that is what works best for your situation. There are several things to keep in mind when investing, such as keeping your money safe and secure, avoiding overstating returns on investments, and understanding what kind of information is available about each one before making an investment decision.