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India is the one of the world's largest producers of textiles and garments. The Indian textiles industry accounts for about 24 per cent of the world’s spindle capacity and 8 per cent of global rotor capacity.

Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sectors in India. In 2013, the travel and tourism industry contributed Rs 2.17 trillion (US$ 36 billion) or 2 per cent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). This is expected to rise to Rs 4.35 trillion (US$ 72.17 billion) in 2024.

Urban Market

Urban Market

India’s young urban demography is today an attractive market for foreign investors, and with the Indian government’s willingness to invest in urban development, the segment’s future looks good. India’s urban population is projected to increase from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million in 2030.



At 179.9 million hectares, India holds the second largest agricultural land globally.Total food grains production in India reached an all-time high of 259.3 million tonnes (MT) in FY12.

Auto Components

Auto Components

India is emerging as a global hub for auto component sourcing due to its close proximity to key automotive markets such as the Middle East and Europe. Total market size of India's auto components sector is expected to reach US$ 115 billion by FY21.


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  • Development of textile industry in North Eastern States


  • Ecole Hoteliere opens new campus in Lavasa
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  • Venus Pharma gets approval to sell meropenem in France
  • West-Coast Pharma enters nutraceutical market


  • Bombardier to explore market for CSeries in India
  • India's first aviation university to start in Rae Bareli
  • Seventeen New Airports Proposed

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