Latest update: September, 2019
Last Updated: September, 2019
UTTAR PRADESH State Report | September, 2019
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with a population of ~200 million people. Uttar Pradesh shares its borders with Nepal on the north, the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh towards the northwest, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan on the west, Madhya Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand to the southeast and Bihar in the east.
The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Uttar Pradesh grew at a CAGR of around 11.41 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19 to reach Rs 15.42 trillion (US$ 213.78 billion). The Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) grew at a CAGR of around 11.42 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19 to reach Rs 13.76 trillion (US$ 190.66 billion).
Uttar Pradesh is a favoured tourist destination in India due to the location of Taj Mahal, one of the Eight Wonders of the World, in Agra. In 2017, domestic tourist arrivals in the state were 234 million1 and stood second. Foreign tourist arrivals had crossed over 3.56 million1 and rank third. Under the state budget 2018-19, Rs 1,240 crore (US$ 192.4 million) has been allocated to boost religious tourism. In February 2018, state government launched a new Tourism policy to attract investments worth Rs 5,000 crore (US$ 772.32 million) every year, to increase domestic tourist footfall by 15 per cent and foreign tourist footfall by 10 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh had a total installed power generation capacity of 25,072.25 megawatt (MW) as of February 2019. Power generation in the state for 2018-19^ reached 122,730.05 GWH. The state’s energy requirement was 108,347 million units (MU) between Apr-Dec 2018.
Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of food grains in India and accounted for about 17.83 per cent share in the country’s total food grain output in 2016-17. Food grain production in the state in 2016-17 stood at 49,903.1 thousand tonnes and 51,252.7 thousand tonnes in 2017-18. Major food grains produced in the state include rice, wheat, maize, millet (bajra), gram, pea and lentils.
Pulses production in the state stood at 2,208.0 thousand tonnes in 2017-18 and production of vegetables stood 28.23 thousand tonnes in 2017-18^, the state remains largest producer of vegetables in India.
Owing to the state’s large base of skilled labourers, it has emerged as a key hub for IT and ITeS industries, including software, captive business process outsourcing (BPO) and electronics. The state has become a hub for the semiconductor industry with several major players having their offices and R&D centres in Noida.
As of January 2019, Uttar Pradesh had 21 notified, 12 operational SEZs and 24 formally, approved SEZs.
The state offers a wide range of subsidies, policy and fiscal incentives as well as assistance for businesses under the Industrial and Service Sector Investment Policy, 2004 and Infrastructure & Industrial Investment Policy, 2012. The state has well-drafted, sector-specific policies for IT and biotechnology. The new Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Promotion Policy 2017 has been brought to promote investments and trade in Uttar Pradesh and will also promote tourism while increased road connectivity along with air connectivity will create more employment avenues.
The state has attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows worth US$ 686 million during the period April 2000 to December 2018, according to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). In 2019 (up to February), 20 investment intentions worth Rs 1,479 crore (US$ 211.62 million) were filed in Uttar Pradesh.
Note: ^ - As per 1st Advance Estimates, 1Provisional
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