Punjab has emerged as a key hub for textile based industries including yarn, readymade garments and hosiery. The industry accounts for more than 40 percent share of the total exports of the state. Punjab is also a leading exporter of rice, including the well-known variety: Basmati.
The state offers a wide range of subsidies, fiscal and policy incentives as well as assistance for businesses under the Industrial Policy, 2009. Additionally, the state has sector-specific policies for textile, IT, agro-based and biotechnology industries.
The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Punjab was US$ 40.6 billion in 2009-2010. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of GSDP from 2001-02 to 2009-2010, was about 11.8 per cent. Punjab ranks 13th amongst all the Indian states in terms of GSDP. Agriculture and services are the two sectors that drive the state‟s economy.
FDI inflows from April 2000 to May 2010 amounted to US$ 0.8* billion. As of March 2010, the services sector had the highest share of outstanding investments, accounting for about 46 per cent. It was followed by the electricity sector with a share of about 30.7 per cent and construction with about 13.5 per cent. The manufacturing and irrigation sectors together accounted for about 9.8 per cent of the total outstanding investments.State Presentation (November 2010)
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