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India's fastest growing states

Last updated on: August 28, 2012 08:49 IST

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Ranju Sarkar and Dilasha Seth

Which state in India has the fastest growth rate? Sikkim tops the charts with a growth rate of 20.53 per cent based on compounded annual growth rate in the last five years.

1. Sikkim
5 Years CAGR (%): 20.53

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(2011-12 figures not available for Gujarat and Mizoram; CAGR for them based on previous 5 years' data; Source: Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation; Data as on Aug 1, 2012)

Image: Kangchengyao mountain range in Northern Sikkim, east of Thanggu.
Photographs: Carsten.nebel/Wikimedia Commons.

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2. Uttarakhand

5 Years CAGR (%): 13.60

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Image: Mt Nanda Devi.
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3. New Delhi

5 Years CAGR (%): 11.46

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Image: Rastrapati Bhavan illuminated marking the end of the annual Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.
Photographs: Reuters.
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4. Bihar

5 Years CAGR (%): 11.00

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Image: A man cycles past residential apartments in Patna.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters.
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5. Andaman & Nicobar

5 Years CAGR (%): 10.35

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Image: Aerial view of Andaman Island.
Photographs: Venkatesh K/Wikimedia Commons.

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6. Mizoram

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.70

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Image: Mizoram.
Photographs: Courtesy, mizotourism.nic.in.
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7. Arunachal Pradesh

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.36

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Image: An aerial view shows the Tawang monastery in Arunachal Pradesh.
Photographs: Utpal Baruah/Reuters.
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8. Gujarat

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.34

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Image: School children dressed in tri-colours of India's national flag, offer prayers on the eve of the country's Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters.
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9. Madhya Pradesh

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.34

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Image: A boy sits on a cart in front of a solar power plant at Meerwada village of Guna district in Madhya Pradesh.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters.

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10. Jharkhand

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.07

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Image: Netarhat.
Photographs: Courtesy, Jharkhand Tourism.
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11. Haryana

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.06

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Image: A water tanker moves past Malibu Towne residential apartments at Gurgaon.
Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters.
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12. Goa

5 Years CAGR (%): 9.01

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Image: Tourists fly a paraglider over Baga beach in Goa.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters.
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13. Puduchery (Pondichery)

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.96

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Image: Pondicherry.
Photographs: Adyan Prabhakaran.

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14. Tripura

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.67

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Image: A tea garden worker sprays insecticide at the Durgabari tea garden estate on the outskirts of Agartala.
Photographs: Jayanta Dey/Reuters.
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15. Chhattisgarh

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.40

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Image: Parvati Barua, the only woman elephant-catcher in Asia, pats her pet.
Photographs: Kamal Kishore/Reuters.
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16. Andhra Pradesh

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.29

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Image: A woman carrying a child walks past a construction site for a commercial building on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters.
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17. Orissa

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.22

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Image: Workers walk inside the Jindal Power and Steel Ltd. complex at Nisha village in Orissa.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.
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18. Chandigarh

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.13

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Image: A garden in Chandigarh.
Photographs: Chandigarh Tourism.
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19. Kerala

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.03

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Image: Munnar, Kerala.
Photographs: Shibin K K.
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20. Meghalaya

5 Years CAGR (%): 8.02

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Image: Umiam Lake.
Photographs: Courtesy, Meghalaya Tourism.
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21. Tamil Nadu

5 Years CAGR (%): 7.70

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Image: An employee assembles a part of a BharatBenz truck inside Daimler's new factory in Oragadam, in the Kancheepuram district.
Photographs: Babu/Reuters.
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22. Maharashtra

5 Years CAGR (%): 7.67

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23. Karnataka

5 Years CAGR (%): 7.55

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Image: Commuters ride inside a carriage of a Namma Metro in Bangalore.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters.
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24. Rajasthan

5 Years CAGR (%): 7.20

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Image: An employee works at an assembly line of Twister motorcycle at the newly inaugurated plant of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) Pte in Tapukara in Rajasthan.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters.
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25. Uttar Pradesh

5 Years CAGR (%): 6.95

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Image: A worker at LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd. assembles refrigerators inside a factory at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters.
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26. West Bengal

5 Years CAGR (%): 6.89



Image: Twelve-year-old Chatu collects lemons at a wholesale fruit market in Kolkata.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.
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27. Assam

5 Years CAGR (%): 6.85  

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Image: An employee works inside a tea producing factory at the Amchong tea estate in Assam.
Photographs: Utpal Baruah/Reuters.
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28. Punjab

5 Years CAGR (%): 6.73

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Image: A labourer waters water chestnuts after he collected them from a pond in Motte Majra village in Punjab.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters.
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29. Manipur

5 Years CAGR (%): 6.51

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Image: Vendors wait for customers at Ima Market, one of the largest markets operated by women in Asia, in Imphal.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.
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30.Nagaland
5 Years CAGR (%): 6.16

31. Jammu & Kashmir
5 Years CAGR (%): 6.01

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