2nd largest producer of crude oil (onshore) and natural gas

Gujarat, one of the fastest growing states in India during 2013-17, ranked #4 in Ease of Doing Business by World Bank in 2017.

Gujarat occupied the topmost position in National Council of Applied Economic Research’s State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI) in both its editions in 2016 and 2017. The state offers best-in-class infrastructure in the form of 42 ports and 16 airports, directly connecting it to major cities and trading centres of the world. There are 19 operational Special Economic Zones (SEZ), 8 notified Special Investment Regions (SIR) and 182 Industrial Estates in Gujarat. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) provides further impetus for industrial growth in Gujarat as 38% of the corridor lies in the state. Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT City) in Ahmedabad is the country’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) that caters to customers outside the jurisdiction of the domestic economy. Currently, 11 domestic banks including State Bank of India and ICICI Bank have started their operations in GIFT City, with 3-4 foreign banks in the fray to open their shops. 

Gujarat is not only among the pioneers of India’s growth story but also a leader in various sectors including petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and gems and jewellery, among others. The state, blessed with abundant natural resources, contributes 62% and 18% to India's petrochemicals production and exports, respectively. It is also India’s largest producer and exporter of cotton.


World's largest petroleum refining hub at Jamnagar


Global leader in processed diamonds


World's 3rd largest producer of denim

Food Processing

Gujarat boasts of more than 30,000 food processing units, 560 cold storages and fish processing units.

The state has the presence of 51 dairy plants, which is second-highest in India. Total milk production of the state crossed 12 MMT in 2015-16, making it second highest milk producer in India. 

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Automobile and Auto-Components

Gujarat's contributes 9% to India’s output of transport equipment. The state has established auto-clusters in Sanand, Halol and Rajkot.

The state’s stronghold in heavy and light engineering sector complements the existing automobile industries in the state. The state has sound automotive clusters comprising of auto components and ancillaries manufacturing facilities near Rajkot and Ahmedabad. As many as 350 ancillary units are expected to come up in Sanand-Mandal-Becharaji region.

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Gujarat ranks 1st in India’s chemical manufacturing output.

The state accounts for 62% of India's petrochemical production, 35% of other chemical production and 18% of chemical exports. The state is also the largest producer of bio-fertilizers, seeds, urea and other fertilizers.

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Gems and Jewellery

Gujarat accounts for 72% of the world's share of processed diamonds.

The state government has initiated a 'Cluster Development' model to boost cost competitiveness and efficiency in the sector.

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IT and BPM

The size of Gujarat's IT industry is estimated at $ 1.1 bn in 2015-16.

The state expects it to increase ten folds by 2021 with the support of the new state IT Policy.

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Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Gujarat is a leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing in India and accounts for 33% of the country's sector turnover and 28% of exports.

More than 3,500 licenses have already been allotted to private players in 2017. With a turnover of $ 615 mn in 2014, Gujarat is also amongst India's top 5 biotech destinations.

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Textile and Garments

Gujarat is the largest producer and exporter of cotton in India, producing 27% of the country’s total output.

The state has the presence of 18 textile clusters estimated to be around $ 25 bn by the end of the year 2017, houses more than 90% of weaving machinery manufacturers of the country.

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Tourism and Hospitality

Gujarat is home to several UNESCO identified heritage sites, world's largest temple complex and the Asiatic lions.

The state recorded 42.6 mn tourists, both domestic and foreign, during 2016.

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Over 65% of Gujarat's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Gujarat, the 9th most populated state in India, is home to 5% of the country's total population. The state's population of 60.4 mn is almost double the population of Malaysia.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • New airports proposed at 11 sites, including Greenfield airports being built in industrial areas like Ankleshwar and religious tourism destinations like Dwarka
  • Sabarmati riverfront development on eastern and western sides of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad
  • Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), with world-class infrastructure, close connectivity to major ports and logistics support of Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Aviation Park, developed by GUJSAIL, with facilities such as an airstrip, a training school, a helipad and a space for setting up small manufacturing units
  • Smart Cities Mission, for which Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Dahod are the cities identified in Gujarat
  • DMIC, with 5 industrial nodes lying in Gujarat, has about 62% of the project influence area in the state
  • Open

    Gujarat Aerospace & Defence Policy 2…

    To establish Gujarat as lndia's leading hub for Aerospace…

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    Gujarat Agro Business Policy 2016-21

    To promote food & agribusiness with a holistic cluster b…

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    Gujarat Biotechnology Policy 2016-21

    To build competencies of global scale in research, developme…

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    Gujarat Cottage & Rural Industries P…

    To expand supplementary employment opportunities in the cott…

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    Gujarat Electronics & IT/ITeS Startu…

    To create a vibrant start-up culture wherein ideas materiali…

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    Gujarat Electronics Policy 2016-21

    To give a fillip to electronics manufacturing by creating a…

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    Gujarat Industrial Policy 2015

    To create a healthy, conducive climate for conduct of busine…

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    Gujarat Industry Incentive Scheme 2016-2…

    To encourage manufacturing sector to upgrade itself.

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    Gujarat IT/ITeS Policy 2016-21

    To attract and promote IT & ITeS companies for the socio…

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    Gujarat Manufacturing Sector Scheme

    To make Gujarat an attractive investment destination of choi…

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    Gujarat Policy for Reuse of treated Wast…

    To maximise the collection and treatment of sewage and reusi…

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    Gujarat Ship Recycling Policy 2015

    Condition and procedures for granting permission for utilizi…

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    Gujarat Shipbuilding Policy 2010

    To explore potential as well as resources available on the G…

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    Gujarat Small Hydel Policy 2016

    To promote renewable and clean source of electricity through…

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    Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2015

    To promote green and clean power in Gujarat.

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    Gujarat Textile Policy 2012-17

    To strengthen the value chain for the overall growth of text…

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    Gujarat Tourism Policy 2015-20

    To unlock the immense untapped / under-tapped potential of t…

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    Gujarat Waste to Energy Policy 2016

    To promote utilization of municipal waste as renewable resou…

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    Gujarat Wind Power Policy 2016

    To spur more competition and private sector participation fo…

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Gujarat

  • Projects


  • Opportunity

    $13.4 bn

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  • Govt. Projects



$2 bn

Kim-Talasari NHDP-VI Road Upgradation Project Phase-1B [Surat-Palghar]

State (s) Gujarat

$1.4 bn

Vadodara-Kim NHDP-VI Road Upgradation Project Phase-1A [Vadodara-Surat]

State (s) Gujarat

$836.7 mn

National Highways TOT Projects [Bundle 2]

State (s) Gujarat

$780.3 mn

Single Point Mooring LNG Terminal Project [Kandla]

State (s) Gujarat

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Updates from Gujarat

  • Project

    GIFT City, first-of-its-kind global financial & IT services hub

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  • Policy Release

    Policy for Reuse of Treated Waste Water

  • Publication

    Gujarat State Socio-Economic Review 2017-18

  • Report

    Gujarat ranks 5th in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Bank’s Ease of Doing Busin…

  • Event

    Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 (Gandhinagar, Gujarat; 18-20 January 2019)

  • National Report

    National report: An assessment of state investment promotion preparedness