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  • sanjaykumar kakkad
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2009
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      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
      year).

      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.

      The fifth
      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.

      A KPMG
      report says 40 per cent of India's pharmacy industry is based in Gujarat with
      companies like Torrent, Zydus Cadila, Alembic, Dishman and Sun
      Pharma.

      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. 

      India's
      wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance, is Gujarati. 

      Forbes says
      he is the world's fifth richest man, worth $43 billion. 

      Azim Premji
      of Wipro, is Gujarati. He is the world's 21st richest man, worth $17
      billion.

      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
      got it)...







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