Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, through mass communication media—radio, television, films, press and print publications, advertising and traditional modes of communication such as dance and drama—plays an effective role in helping people have access to free flow of information. It is the apex body for formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws for the same.

It also caters to the dissemination of knowledge and entertainment to all sections of the society, striking a careful balance between public interest and commercial needs, in its delivery of services. It is responsible for international co-operation in the fields of mass media, films and broadcasting, and interacts with its foreign counterparts on behalf of the Government of India.

About Film Facilitation Office

About Film Facilitation Office

Leveraging this country’s diversity becomes imperative while achieving creative collaborations on a global scale. It is more so when it comes to collating and managing filmic resources on ground, available within the country. This is where a structured body like the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) comes in.

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, set up the FFO in the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) with a view to promote and facilitate film shootings by foreign filmmakers in India. The services rendered by the FFO have now been extended to Indian filmmakers as well.

It acts as a single-window facilitation and clearance mechanism that eases filming in India, as well as endeavouring to create a film-friendly ecosystem and promoting the country as a filming destination.The institution of the ‘Most Film Friendly State’ Award, is a unique initiative in this direction, which has been won by the States of Gujarat (2015), Uttar Pradesh (2016), Madhya Pradesh (2017), Uttarakhand (2018) and Sikkim (2019).

About NFDC

Incorporated in the year 1975, the National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) was formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, with the primary objective of promoting the Good Cinema Movement. Over the years, NFDC has produced noteworthy films with acclaimed filmmakers. Ghare-Baire (Satyajit Ray), Gandhi (Richard Attenborough), The Making of the Mahatma (Shyam Benegal), Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Kundan Shah), Mirch Masala (Ketan Mehta), The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra), The Good Road (Gyan Correa), are a few.

With financial support extended to more than 300 films in 21 Indian languages, NFDC’s architecture aims at creating domestic and global appreciation of good cinema. In addition to production of films, NFDC has been instrumental in creating an ecosystem to support the development, financing and distribution of independent films across the country.

About Invest India

Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India, set up as a non-profit venture under the aegis of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It facilitates and empowers all investors under the ‘Make in India’ initiative to establish, operate and expand their businesses in India. Invest India is envisaged as a one stop shop specially created to attract and retain high quality investments into India. A team of domain and functional experts provide sector-and state-specific inputs, and hand-holding support to investors through the entire investment cycle, from pre-investment, decision-making to after-care. Invest India provides comprehensive facilitation to investors interested in India, including strategic business advisory, policy guidance, location assessment, issue redressal and expansion support.