Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states of India. Let us have a look at the most interesting facts about Gujarat.
1. The most prosperous state in India
Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states in the country, having a per-capita GDP 3.2 times India’s average.
2. The record success is here!
Gujarat holds many records in India for economic development:
20% of India’s Industrial Output
9% of India’s Mineral Production
22% of India’s exports
24% of India’s textile production
35% of India’s pharmaceutical products
51% of India’s petrochemical production
3. World’s largest ship breaking
The world’s largest ship breaking yard is in Gujarat near Bhavnagar at Alang. World’s most colossal ships are broken here.
4. Ranks First in Gas-based thermal electricity
Gujarat ranks first nationwide in gas-based thermal electricity generation with a national market share of over 8% and second nationwide in nuclear electricity generation with a national market share of over 1%.
5. The first ALL VEG Subway
Subway opened its first pure vegetarian outlet in the Ahmedabad district of Gujarat.
6. IIM-A is Asia’s first
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is Asia’s 1st and world’s 45th ranked management college located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
7. Safest in the state of Gujarat
Gujarat is the safest state as the Crime rate of it is 8.2 stated by India Today 2005 report. Gujarat is having least crime against women among all Indian states (excluding Goa) where AP is 1st, Delhi is 2nd and Bihar is 3rd.
8. Seventh largest city in India
Ahmedabad which is the seventh largest city in India is the lowest in crime rate among all Tier-I and Tier-II cities of India as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.
9. Ahmedabad is ranked 2nd in Real Estate
The city of Ahmedabad is ranked 2nd in Real Estate – Ahead of Bangalore, grass rootsChennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Delhi. 3rd in Policy Initiatives Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai & Delhi, 4th in Manpower Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi.
10. Largest WAN network in Asia
Gujarat possesses the largest P-based ICT WAN network in Asia and 2nd best in the world
11. Asia’s largest dairy is here
Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (KDCMPUL) popularly known as ‘Amul Dairy’ is the largest dairy in Asia.
12. The biggest refinery in the world
Owned by the Reliance Industries, Reliance Petroleum Limited, founded by Dhirubhai Ambani operates the oil refinery at Jamnagar which is the worldgrass-rootsrefineries. The Jamnagar Refinery in Jamnagar is the biggest oil refinery on the planet with the output of around 1.2 million barrels every day.
13. World’s largest salt desert is here!
The ‘Great Rann of Kutch’ is considered one of the largest salt deserts in the world. It hasa total area of about 7,505.22 square kilometers. This seasonal salt marsh is spread in the Kutch district of India and Sindh province of Punjab.
Other notable Facts!
Over 20% of the S&P CNX 500 conglomerates have corporate offices in Gujarat.
Over 35% of the stock market wealth of India is with Gujarati People.
Gujarat is having the highest no. of operating airports in India (Total 12).
Gujarat is having highest no. of vegetarian people compared to any other state in India.
Surat is the fastest growing city in the world.
Gandhinagar is the Greenest Capital City in whole Asia.
Hope you have a good time reading the interesting facts about Gujarat!