State Profile of Gujarat

June 29, 2010Gujaratby EconomyWatch

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POPULATION (2001 census) 50671017
MALES 26385577
FEMALES 24285440
SEX RATIO (females/1000 males) 921
DENSITY OF POPULATION (Persons/ Square Km) 258
URBAN POPULATION % 37.35
LITERACY RATE (census 2001) in % 69.1
MALE LITERACY in % 79.7
MALE LITERATE in numbers 17833273
FEMALE LITERACY in % 57.8
FEMALE LITERATE in numbers 11994477
BIRTH RATE (PER 1000) (2002)P 24.6
DEATH RATE (PER 1000) 7.6
NSDP at current prices (2002-2003)* Rs Crores 105023 Rs Crores *(2001-2002)
PER CAPITA NSDP (2002-03) at current prices Rs 21276 Rs *(2001-2002)

 

 

(2002-2003)* Rs Crores105023 Rs Crores *(2001-2002) PER CAPITA NSDP (2002-03) at current prices Rs21276 Rs *(2001-2002)
(2002)P: Provisional
*(2002-03): Advanced Estimates
*(2001-02): Quick Estimate
*(2000-01): Provisional Estimate
NSDP: Net State Domestic product
 

Source: Directorate of Economics & Statistics of respective State Governments (As on March 26, 2004), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

 

USEFUL INFORMATION: GUJARAT ECONOMY

Economic Activity: Services- Manufacturing- 34%; Services- 37%; Agriculture -29%

Investor Profile: Govt. 47%; Foreign 3.6%; Indian 49%

Investment Strengths: Business friendly state policies, responsive local administration, extensive network of roads, ports, railways and telecom in most parts, well developed financial structure.

State priority areas: Infotech, Gems/ jewellery; Electronics, garments; food processing; leather

Cell phone/ 100 persons: 0.98

Railway track length /00 sq km: 2.7

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

  • AGRO AND FOOD PROCESSING
  • BIO TECHNOLOGY
  • CHEMICAL AND ALLIED INDUSTRY
  • DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS
  • ENGINEERING INDUSTRY INCLUDING AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
  • GEMS AND JEWELLERY
  • INFORMATION AND IT ENABLED SERVICES
  • MINING AND MINERAL BASED INDUSTRY
  • AND APPAREL
  • TOURISM