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Interesting Facts and Statistics about Gujarat: Impact on Indian Economy

Interesting Facts and Statistics about Gujarat
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Happy Birthday Gujarat!

It’s 58th birthday of Gujarat state and also a birthday of Maharashtra state. In the 58 years, Gujarat has become the growth engine of the country. In Indian economy and GDP growth, Gujarat has a major contribution.

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Gujarat has only 6 per cent of India’s land mass and 5 per cent of population, but the state has a major contribution to India’s GDP and 22 per cent of its exports.

Gujarat which is a home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a Gross State Domestic Product growth averaged at 10 % from 2001 to 2013, which is faster than India’s GDP growth.

If Gujarat were a country with a 10 million-plus population, this would be the third-fastest growth rate in the world, after China and South Korea.

Sustaining rapid growth like Gujarat is not an easy task. Almost 25 per cent of India’s sea cargo passes through Gujarat’s ports.

Gujarat has been among the fastest growing states even in the past. Despite poor rainfall, it has made strides in agriculture.

‘Gujarat model’ is considered for the growth. Gujarat’s agricultural and manufacturing growth is in double digits. Education, health and other social sectors have grown much more conservatively.

Now, check some facts and stats about Gujarat:

Over 35% of the stock market wealth of India is with Gujarati People.

In recent Forbes magazine list of 10 richest Indian people four are Gujarati – Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Azim Premji and Tulsi Tanti. Over 60% of Indian Population in North America is Gujarati.

Up to December 2016, Gujarat had 218 agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) and 218 main yards.

As per the state budget 2017-18, allocation of US$1.26 billion was proposed by the Government of Gujarat for the Energy department.

By 2020, the state aims to reach 10 per cent of engineering output from auto industries.

8 out of 10 diamonds in the world are polished in Surat.

During 2016-17 Kandla port handled maximum cargo amongst all, estimated at 105.44 million tons.

The world’s largest ship breaking yard is in Gujarat near Bhavnagar at Alang.

Founded by Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance Petroleum company is in Jamnagar which is the world’s largest grass roots refineries.

Gujarat ranks first nationwide in gas-based thermal electricity generation with national market share of over 8% and second nationwide in nuclear electricity generation with national market share of over 1%.

More than 20% of the S&P CNX 500 companies have corporate offices in Gujarat.

Gujarat is having the longest sea shore of more than 1600 km compared to any other state.

Growth of Gujarat

Growth of Gujarat

Total of 12 operating airports in Gujarat which is highest in India.

India ‘s 16% of Investment are from Gujarat.

Gujarat is having highest no. of vegetarian people compared to any other state in India.

The first ALL VEG PIZZA-HUT was opened in Ahmedabad

Surat is the fastest growing city in the world.

Gandhinagar is the Greenest Capital City in whole Asia.

IIM Ahmedabad is Asia’s 1st and world’s 45th ranked management college, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

7th largest city in India, Ahmedabad has the lowest crime rate among all Tier-I and Tier-II cities of India.

Ahmedabad is ranked 2nd in Real Estate – Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Delhi.

Ahmedabad is ranked 3rd in Policy Initiatives – Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai & Delhi.

Ahmedabad is ranked 4th in Manpower – Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi.

Gujarat has 33 approved SEZs

Gujarat is the first state to interconnect 20 rivers

It is the first state to provide uninterrupted 24hrs 2 phase electricity to all villages

Gujarat is the only state with statewide gas grid.

It is currently implementing statewide water distribution grid that will connect all 14,000 villages and all cities.

Gujarat Sthapna Din - 1 May 1960

Gujarat Sthapna Din – 1 May 1960

It has largest e-governance network in Asia Pacific.

In every corner of Gujarat, within the range of 25 KMs there is a development going on.

Consumption of GOLD in Gujarat is highest in India.

Largest number of immigration & emigration is done from Gujarat.

Also highest Numbers of passports are issued from Gujarat.

Kutch is India’s ‘Gulf of Riches’ as it is a house for 4 top businesses – Reliance Industries, Essar Group, Adani Group and Tata Group. These 4 groups have invested around $34 billion.

Gujarat ‘s 41 ports handle 80% of India ‘s port traffic and 20% of its cargo. It is estimated that by 2015, Gujarat ‘s ports will handle 39% of India ‘s cargo.

Sixty percent of India ‘s coal imports enter via Mundra port.

Be Proudest to be a GUJARATI.

Proud to be Indian.

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