The Indian government has made it mandatory for all new entrants to obtain investment approvals from the government-owned investment company, which will help them obtain a license for their companies to enter the country.
It is one of the few such initiatives in the world, with only the US, Singapore and Germany requiring approval.
Investment approvals from an investment company can be granted only for companies that are currently registered in the country and have been approved for operations.
It is not clear how many firms have been granted licenses to enter India.
According to an analysis by The Hindu newspaper, there are more than 30,000 new companies registered in India with the government approving investments.
The report said investments by these companies have generated an annualised return of nearly Rs 2,500 crore ($26 billion).
This is almost twice the amount generated by investments by companies with less than 10,000 shareholders.
In January this year, the government introduced a new rules for investments.
Under this scheme, companies can invest up to Rs 10,500 per annum for a period of three years, or up to 20,000 per annums for a minimum of three months.
The government will also grant licenses to start-ups, companies that have a minimum valuation of Rs 2 crore and are already in operation.