RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan, the largest (area-wise) state in India, is located in the north-western part of the subcontinent. The state has an agricultural economy with nine agro-climatic zones and various types of soil that enhance the cultivation of crops. It is among the largest mineral-producing states in India. Around 81 varieties of minerals are available in the state and 57 minerals are produced on a commercial scale in the state. It also contributes significantly to production of dimensional and decorative stones, such as marble, sandstone, and granite.

Rich in heritage, Rajasthan is known for its forts and palaces that attract tourists from all over the world. It has easy connectivity to major cities through a network of national highways, which is the second largest in the country. Agriculture contributes significantly to the GDP of Rajasthan, amounting to around 25%. This opens up opportunities in agriculture and agriculture-related infrastructure for investment. The state has the solar potential of 142 GW, highest among Indian states, and wind potential of 18.7 GW. Rajasthan is the second largest mineral-producing state and the sole producer of zinc and lead in India.

  • Highest reserve of marble resources, limestone and sandstone
  • India's largest producer of guar gum, mustard seeds, spices, coarse cereals
  • 2nd largest producer of milk in India
  • 2nd largest producer of milk in India

Automotive

Rajasthan has the presence of over 100 auto-component manufacturing units. Major global auto units have invested in RIICO industrial area in Neemrana.

 

IT and ITES

The state has established IT Parks in 4 cities. Key IT companies in Rajasthan include Infosys, Genpact and Teleperformance. The state is home to over 30,000 IT professionals.

 

Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing

Rajasthan accounts for 90% of India’s marble, slate and sandstone production and has domination in other ceramic minerals as well. The state also commands the largest on-shore oil reserve in the country.

 

Tourism

Lonely Planet magazine selected Rajasthan as the Best Cultural Destination at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards in 2013. Approximately 47.5 mn tourists, including 1.6 mn foreign tourists, visited Rajasthan in 2017.

 

Textile and Garments

The largest producer of PV suitings in the country, Rajasthan is a leader in production of polyester viscose yarn, synthetic suiting material and processing of low-cost and low-weight fabric.

 

Agro and Food Processing

Agriculture and associated activities contribute up to 24% of the state's GDP, with 62% of total working population of the state dependent on this for livelihood. The state boasts of one of the highest livestock population and produces about 10% of the country’s total milk, along with one-third of goat and sheep milk.

 

Minerals and Ceramics

Rajasthan accounts for 90% of India’s marble, slate and sandstone production and has domination in other ceramic minerals as well. The state also commands the largest on-shore oil reserve in the country.

 

Energy

The state is gifted with two critical resources that are necessary to solar power production: high level of solar radiation (6-7 kWh/ m2/ day) and large tracts of relatively flat, undeveloped land. The state has the solar potential of 142 GW, highest among Indian states, and wind potential of 18.7 GW.

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