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Tamil Nadu: March 2013

March, 2013

Tamil Nadu is the Southern most state of India, surrounded by Andhra Pradesh from the North, Karnataka and Kerala from the West, Indian Ocean from the South and Bay of Bengal from the East.

Tamil Nadu is among the most industrialised states in the country. Tamil is the state language; English is also commonly used for communication and as a medium of education.

The state is a manufacturing base for a number of large and medium scale industries from diverse sectors such as automobile and auto-components, textile, cement, engineering, pharmaceuticals, etc. The state attracted cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of US$ 8.7 billion between April 2000 and June 2012 and is amongst the highest FDI attracting states. FDI inflows have helped to achieve greater technological advancement.

The state has well-qualified, skilled, disciplined, productivity-oriented and English-speaking workforce. The standard of education and educational institutions is highly rated in the country. Average wages are also lower than similar workforce in the developed countries.

The state has well developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure and virtual connectivity. It is among the states with good physical infrastructure such as power,roads and railways. The state has a stable political environment with a single-party government.

At current prices, the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Tamil Nadu was about US$ 132.4 billion in 2011-12. The GSDP increased at a CAGR of 15.3 per cent between 2004-05 to 2011-12.

State Presentation (March 2013)