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About Gujarat: Industries, Economy, Ports, Exporters, Climate, Geography

August, 2014

Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 km in the country. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south-west.

Gujarat is very strong in the petroleum sector and is considered the petro capital of India. The state has the most developed gas pipeline network in the country, supplying piped natural gas to nearly 572,661 domestic households, 8,070 commercial establishments, 2,415 industrial customers and 183 CNG Stations.

The state has excellent infrastructure as compared to the other states. There are 42 ports, 13 domestic airports and one international airport. The state also has an extensive road and rail network. A 2,200 km gas-grid supplies gas to the industrial areas. There are 83 product clusters, 257 industrial estates, 32 notified special economic zones (SEZs) and upcoming infrastructure on the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).

The state has a good educational infrastructure with premier institutes in management, fashion, design, infrastructure planning and pharmaceuticals. There are industrial training institutes in each district to train manpower for the shop floor level. The state government has undertaken many initiatives to encourage innovation in the education sector.

Gujarat is the only state in India where the state government has framed policies in almost all key sectors such as industry, power, ports, roads, agriculture and minerals. Gujarat’s Industrial Policy, 2009, offers attractive incentives and concessions for prospective investors.