Here are some facts about development of Gujarat under Mr Narendra Modi. The important
fact is that Gujarat has achieved all this growth despite the state being the ONLY
major state that has a prohibition on manufacture and sale of liquor, which is the
largest source of revenue for all major states.
» Agricultural Growth: In last 10 years, the agriculture growth rate of Gujarat
is higher than every other state in the country.
» Rural Poverty Line: The drop in share of population below poverty line in
rural areas between 2004-05 and 2009-10 has been remarkable in Gujarat at 13% reduction
(from 39% to 26%), which puts Gujarat among the top few states in this parameter.
(Tendulkar methodology, compared between 2004-05 and 2009-10, Page 45 of 232, Planning
Commission Report). This is a natural corollary of the earlier point about the quality
of GDP growth, but remains largely an untold story so far.
» Good Governance: The Gujarat growth story is more about providing effective
governance, At a time when corruption scandals like Adarsh in Maharashtra, or Jagan
Reddy in Andhra Pradesh or CWG in Delhi, Gujarat has remained largely unscathed
with no major corruption scandal emerging,
» Basic infrastructure: Gujarat is among the very few Power surplus states
in the country today, despite having such high levels of industrialization. The
water infrastructure in Gujarat has improved significantly in the last decade because
of the number of initiatives taken by the government, with the involvement of local
panchayats (Data reference not readily available, but anecdotal evidence confirms
this. Read Ms. Meera Sanyal’s blog on this after on-ground visits to Mehsana and
Sabarkantha districts). Ahmedabad BRTS is a good public transport success story
comparable to international standards, which finds no mention in the author’s column.
» Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states of the country, having a per-capita
GDP 3.2 times India's average.
» If it was a nation it would have been 67th richest nation in the world above many
European and Asian economies like China and Ukraine .
» 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.
» Gujarat ranks first nationwide in gas-based thermal electricity generation with national market share of over 8% and second nationwide in nuclear electricity generation with national market share of over 1%.
» Over 20% of the S&P CNX 500 conglomerates have corporate offices in Gujarat.
» India's 16% of Investment are from Gujarat.
» Gandhinagar is the Greenest Capital City in whole Asia.
» Gujarat is the safest state as the Crime rate of it is 8.2 which is the least in India even after considering 2002 communal riots, 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 , Bihar is 3rd ,Zarakhand is 4th and UP is 5th.
» 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.
» Ahmedabad is ranked 2nd in Real Estate - Ahead of Bangalore,Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Delhi. 3rd in Policy Initiatives - Ahead of Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai & Delhi. 4th in Manpower - Ahead of Bangalore,Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi.
The list can go on....