Gujarat, with 5 per cent of the national population, contributes 7.3 per cent to the national GDP and 5.6 per cent of total FDI inflow in the country. (Research: Saurabh Goenka and Creatives: Ishu Vaid)
Gujarat, with only 5 per cent of the national population, contributes 7.3 per cent to the national GDP and 5.6 per cent of total FDI inflow in the country.7.2 per cent of all the all Indian Universities are in Gujarat.
In terms of industrial production, Gujarat performs better than most of the States in India.18.4 per cent of national production and 20 per cent of India's export comes from the State.Gujarat also contributes 23 per cent of the national milk production.
Gujarat is a global leader in terms of production of processed diamonds with 72 per cent share in the global production.Eight out of 10 diamonds in the world are polished in Surat.Gujarat is also a national hub for denim fabric production with 70 per cent of the national produce.
The GDP of Gujarat has grown by more than 1300 times in 56 years of its formation.On an average where the people of Gujarat had an annual income of Rs. 339 in 1960, it has grown to Rs. 1.38 lakhs in 2016
In terms of infrastructure, Gujarat has shown rapid grown since 1960, when it was recognised as a separate State.The installed capacity of electricity in the state has multiplied around 100 times while more than 3 lakh vehicles have been added every year in the State.
Where before 1995, INC has mostly ruled the State, BJP has been in power in Gujarat for 22 years now.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat who held the position between 2001 and 2014.