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.

Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

Throughout its rich history, India has always been an enthusiastic contributor towards global socio-economic growth. Today, we are a shaping a New India that is empowered, transformed, bold, innovative and poised to lead the new world order.

Gujarat, one of the India’s most progressive states, has been at the forefront of economic development and nation building. This spirit is embedded in the culture of Gujarat that truly represent the essence of Gujarat’s and India’s economic success.

Chief Minister

Vijay Rupani

Gujarat has been a hub of trade and commerce since over 5000 years, when the port of Lothal connected then India to the world. Today, driven by the entrepreneurial Gujarati Spirit, the State acts as the world’s gateway to opportunities in India.

As India’s leading growth hub, Gujarat is firmly committed to national socioeconomic growth, on the backbone of proactive governance, state-of-the-art infrastructure and complete ease of doing business. In addition to a framework for sustainable business, Gujarat provides a high quality of life, characterized by peace, happiness, and the warmth of our people.

Gujarat Fact File

Climate

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

  • Winter:
    November to February (12-29 Celcius)
  • Summer:
    March to May (29-41 Celcius)
  • Monsoon:
    June to October (27-35 Celcius)

Emergency Numbers

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

Air Transport

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

Major Cities

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

Ports

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

Major Industries

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

Facts & Figures of key infrastructure components in Gujarat

Power >25 GW installed power generation capacity; peak demand of ~15 GW

Over 2,600 km of state-wide gas grid

Over 120,000 km of water canal network

Over 150,000 km of network roads

Railway route length of over 5000 km

17 operational airports and airstrips with 2 International airports

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.

Tele-density (’00 popl.): 113.70 among the highest in India

Internet subscribers: 273 Million

Financial Facts about Gujarat

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