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Glimpses of Gujarat's high growth story

Last updated on: February 9, 2012 08:10 IST

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Gujarat is one of the fastest growing states in India. It is also one of the most industrialised states of India and has a per capita GDP almost twice that of the national average.

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Image: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan (L) flies a kite during a shoot for a movie to promote tourism in Gujarat.
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With 5 per cent of the country's population and 6 per cent of the country's geographical area, Gujarat contributes about 16 per cent of the total industrial production in India.

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The Forbes list of world's fastest growing cities included Ahmedabad at number 3 in 2010.

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The major resources in the state are cotton, groundnut, dates, sugarcane and petrochemical products.

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The state is rich in calcite, gypsum, manganese, lignite, bauxite, limestone, agate, feldspar and quartz sand.

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Image: A crane unloads coal from a ship during the inauguration ceremony of Adani Cargo Port at Dahej.
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Kalol, Khambhat and Ankleshwar are today known for their oil and natural gas production. Dhuvaran has a thermal power station, which uses coal, oil and gas.

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Several car makers have also established their plants in Gujarat.

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Image: An employee works inside the newly inaugurated plant for the Tata Nano car at Sanand.
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General Motors manufactures its cars at Halol near Vadodara, Tata manufactures Nano from Sanand near Ahmedabad and AMW trucks are made near Bhuj.

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Image: Tata Nano automobiles are seen parked at the carmaker's plant in Sanand.
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Gujarat's major cities include Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

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From 2005-10, the real GDP growth in Gujarat has been 11.3 per cent as against 11 per cent in Haryana , 9.6 per cent in Bihar , 8.5 per cent in Karnataka, 8.1 per cent in Kerala and 7.4 per cent each in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, according to a McKinsey report.

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In 2009-10, the per capita income of Gujarat was Rs 63,961.

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The state has been able to attract investments to the tune of Rs 20.83 lakh crore during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2011. The total investments totalled nearly Rs 15 lakh crore with 2,766 MoUs signed with business houses and companies.

Leading among those which announced mega investments in the state were Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group and Ahmedabad-based Adani Group.

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Image: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and officials visit India's private railway equipment production unit of Bombardier Transportation at Savli.
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There are 60 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Gujarat.

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The gems and jewellery industry in Gujarat accounts for over 80 per cent of India's total diamond exports.

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Ahmedabad has ten big shopping malls. Twenty more malls are expected to come up in the city.

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Gujarat's export share in India is among the highest, contributing to over 14 per cent share in India.

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Gujarat's has 12 per cent of India's total textile exports. Known as the 'Manchester of the East' and 'Denim City'. Gujarat's textile industry accounts for six per cent of total industrial production.

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Gujarat is the largest producer of milk in India. Dairy farming is run on a cooperative basis and has more than a million members. Amul, Asia's biggest dairy is based in Anand, Gujarat.

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Kandla Port is one of the largest ports serving Western India. Other important ports in Gujarat are the Port of Navlakhi, Port of Magdalla, Port of Pipavav, Port of Porbandar and the privately owned Mundra Port.

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Image: Pillars of the newly inaugurated cargo port are checked as trucks wait to load coal at Dahej.
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Gujarat has ten airports. All are domestic airports except Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, which has international flights.



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