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 and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the West and the South-West.
Gujarat is the 'Petro Capital' of India, the state contributes significantly to the country's petrochemicals production (62 per cent), chemicals production (51 per cent) and pharmaceuticals production (35 per cent). It has achieved the distinction of being one of the most industrially developed states. Accounting for five per cent of the total Indian population, Gujarat contributes 24.6 per cent to India's goods exports.
Gujarat has excellent infrastructure. There are 42 ports, 13 domestic airports and one international airport. The state also has extensive road and rail network. The urban and rural areas have 24-hour power supply. 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 (SEZ) and upcoming infrastructure on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Almost one-third of the DMIC project is taking place in Gujarat alone. A Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is being set up between Mumbai and Delhi. Of the 24 industrial nodes identified across six states where DFC passes, six have been proposed for Gujarat alone.
At current prices, the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Gujarat was about US$ 112.6 billion in 2010-11. The average annual GSDP growth rate from 2004-05 to 2010-11, was about 16.4 per cent. The State has received cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows worth US$ 8.6 billion during April 2000 to December 2012, according to the data released by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP).
The Government of Gujarat has framed policies in almost all key sectors such as industry, power, ports, road, agriculture and minerals.
State Presentation (March 2013)
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