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Kerala's GDP hits an all-time high
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February 09, 2006 18:53 IST
Kerala's economy registered an all-time high growth rate of 9.2 per cent in 2004-05, with the major contribution of 13.8 per cent in the services sector, the Economic Review tabled in the assembly on Thursday revealed.

The state's income at current prices stood at Rs 89451.99 crore (Rs 894.51 billion) during the period, compared to Rs 80116.12 crore (Rs 801.16 billion) for the previous year.

The growth rate was 7.4 per cent during the previous year. The service sectors like tourism, real estate and banking contributed 13.8 per cent to the growth rate, while that of agriculture and allied industries was 2.5 per cent.

Industries and the power sector added 1.3 per cent, the review said. The industrial sector growth rate was negative by about two per cent during the year under review.

The general index of industrial production continuously declined from 302.29 in 2001-01 to 262.59 in 2003-04, it said.

One of the remarkable developments in the last three years was the increase in the area of paddy cultivation and its production, largely due to lease land farming, it stated.

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