GUJARAT IN THE NEWS !
- GUJARAT IN THE NEWS !
According to the August
8 report of the National Council of
Applied Economic Research, the
richest city in India is now Surat, ahead of Bangalore and Madras, with an
average annual household income of Rs 0.45 million (over $11,000 per
80 per cent of all diamonds sold anywhere in the world are
polished in Surat's 10,000 diamond units.
The only non-Jews in the Tel
Aviv and Jerusalem diamond bourse (stock exchange) are GUJARATI (Not Gujjus.)
Between 2004-5 and 2007-8 Surat's
middle class doubled in size and its poor reduced by a third.
richest city in India is now Ahmedabad, ahead of Bombay and Delhi, and miles
ahead of Calcutta.
The percentage of man-days lost in Gujarat due to
labor unrest is 0.42 per cent, the lowest in India.
Of Gujarat's 18,048
villages, 17,940 have electricity. Under Chief Minister Modi, the face of
industrial Gujarat is changing.
The world's largest oil refinery is
coming up in Jamnagar. Owned by Reliance, it already refines 660,000 barrels of
oil a day and will double that this year.
Thirty per cent of India's
cotton is grown in Gujarat, 40 per cent of India's art-silk is manufactured in
Surat, employing 0.7 million people.
The world's third largest denim
manufacturer is Ahmedabad's Arvind Mills.
report says 40 per cent of India's pharmacy industry is based in Gujarat with
companies like Torrent, Zydus Cadila, Alembic, Dishman and Sun
The state of Gujarat's GDP has been growing at 12 per cent a year
for the last 12 years, as fast as China's.
wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance, is Gujarati.
he is the world's fifth richest man, worth $43 billion.
of Wipro, is Gujarati. He is the world's 21st richest man, worth $17
Ten of the 25 richest Indians are Gujarati. Some of the
best business communities in India -- Parsis, Jains, Memons, Banias, Khojas and
Bohras -- speak Gujarati.
The two great leaders of the subcontinent, the
Mahatma and the Quaid, were both Gujaratis from trading communities. One a
Bania, the other a Khoja.
Gujaratis number 55 million, five per cent of
India's population living on six per cent of surface area, but hold 30 per cent
of all Indian stock.
Gujaratis account for 16 per cent of all Indian
exports and 17 per cent of GDP.
....... PROUD TO BE A GUJARATI (Not a GUJJU ...... as was mentioned in this mail when I
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