Madhya Pradesh has rich mineral resources and has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. Besides, the state has significant reserves of coal, coal-bed methane, manganese and dolomite.
Because of its forest cover, the state has immense potential for tourism, particularly, wild-life and adventure tourism and eco-tourism. It also has globally renowned locations of historical and religious significance. The state attracts large number of domestic and international tourists.
According to the Reserve Bank of India, FDI inflows from April 2000 to May 2010 amounted to US$ 206 million*. As of March 2010, infrastructure investments of over US$ 16.6 billion had been made in Madhya Pradesh.
At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Madhya Pradesh for 2007-08 was US$ 35.4 billion. Between 1999-2000 and 2007-08, the average annual GSDP growth rate was 9.5 per cent.
The per capita GSDP of Madhya Pradesh increased almost 1.8 times from US$ 293 in 1999-2000 to US$ 519 in 2007-08. In 2007-08, the per capita GSDP grew at about 12 per cent over the previous year. Robust tertiary sector has helped Madhya Pradesh increase its average per capita GSDP by around 7.4 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2007-08.State Presentation (November 2010)
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