Gujarat at Glance

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Introductory journey towards the land of traders, a land of opportunities… – Gujarat

Gujarat is strategically located with India’s longest coastline of 1,600 kms and acts as a natural gateway to the rich land-locked northern and central hinterland. Gujarat is renowned for its beaches, temples towns, historic capitals, wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts, sculptures, handicrafts, arts and festivals.

Gujarat is one of the most diverse States in India. Its history stretches over a long years from the age old Harappa Civilization to the Mughal period. Gujarat’s endless journey from roots to wings is timeless with historical and cultural traditions glorifying the State. The diverse and vibrant state of Gujarat has a significant contribution to the cultural aspect of India. The sheer simplicity and amiability of Gujarati’s have made them a flourishing community. The state of Gujarat boasts a vibrant art, architecture, culture, and heritage; all of which is quite evident in the day-to-day lives of the locals. The diversity exhibited by Gujarat is a result of the various ethnic groups constituting Gujarat’s population; including Indic and Dravidian groups.

Gujarat has and continues to be the pride of India from an economic, cultural and social development perspective. It is recognized for its vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit. It is one of India’s leading industrialized and assumes a pivotal role in the fast changing business dynamics of India to meet the globalization drive.

Gujarat fact file

Capital: Gandhinagar
Literacy Rate: 79.31%
Rainfall: 93.2 cm
Policy Initiatives: 3rd
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Climate

  • Wet in the southern districts and Desertic in the north-west region.

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    Winter:

    November to February (12-29 Celcius)

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    Summer:

    March to May (29-41 Celcius)

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    Monsoon:

    June to October (27-35 Celcius)

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Emergency Numbers

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    108 Emergency
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    100 Police
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    101 Fire
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    102 Ambulance
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    197 General Inquiry
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    1091 Women Emergency Helpline
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    1962 Animal Helpline
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Air Transport

  • Ahmedabad
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Jamnagar
  • Rajkot
  • Bhuj
  • Bhavnagar
  • Porbandar
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Major Cities

  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Bhuj
  • Junagadh
  • Jamnagar
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Ports

  • Kandla • Mandvi
  • Mundra • Sikka
  • Okha • Porbandar
  • Veraval • Bhavnagar
  • Salaya • Pipavav
  • Mahuva • Jafrabad
  • Hazira
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Major Industries

  • Textiles
  • Chemicals & Petrochemicals
  • Plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Engineering
  • Cements
  • Gems & Jewelry

Facts & Figures of key infrastructure components in Gujarat

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Power >25 GW installed power generation capacity; peak demand of ~15 GW
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Over 2,600 km of state-wide gas grid
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Over 120,000 km of water canal network
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Over 150,000 km of network roads
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Railway route length of over 5000 km
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17 operational airports and airstrips with 2 International airports
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48 ports (including 2 LNG terminals at Dahej & Hazira) handling with over 450 Million tons cargo (2016-17) – 40% of India’s Port Cargo handled by Gujarat ports.
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Tele-density (’00 popl.): 113.70 among the highest in India
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Internet subscribers: 273 Million
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FINANCIAL FACTS ABOUT GUJARAT

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Gujarat’s dependence on central government fund is very low. Its own tax revenue as a percentage of total tax revenue is the highest in the country at 84%. Share of central taxes and grants from the center account for less than 30 per cent of overall revenue receipts for the state.
Gujarat’s proportion of overall expenditure spent on development activities has remained range bound at 55-65% of revenue expenditure.
The state of Gujarat’s GDP has been growing at 12% a year for the last 12 years