Only diamond-producing state in India

Located in central India, Madhya Pradesh is popularly known as the 'heart of India' and is a beneficiary of mega infrastructure projects, with both North-South and East-West corridor crossing the State.

Madhya Pradesh offers excellent support infrastructure for industrial growth. The state has a robust rail network with 550 trains crossing daily, National Highway network of 5,000+ kms, 5 commerical airports operating 100+ flights and 6 inland container depots (ICDs).

Indore has been rated the 1st and Bhopal has been rated 2nd clenanest city in the Cleanliness Survey 2018 by Government of India.

Madhya Pradesh has a strong base of mineral resources and accounts for 14% of India's total cement production. The state has an oil refinery at Bina with an annual capacity of 6 MMT. The installed power capacity of the state is over 23,400 MW; 35% of which is contributed by renewable energy sources. The state is a leading producer of a variety of horticulture crops and offers lucrative opportunities for food processing industries. The state also offers opportunities in textile manufacturing, automobiles, food processing, soya processing, engineering and agriculture equipment manufacturing, among others.


Leading producer of coal, manganese, dolomite, limestone, copper and glass sand

Agricultural Products

Largest producer of agricultural products - soybean, pulses and garlic and ranks 2nd in floriculture production


Asia’s thickest coal seam coalfield in Singrauli (Depth - 138 m)

Agri-Business and Food Processing

2 Mega Food Parks, 8 Food Parks, 5 Agri-export zones, and 45 industrial areas for the sector.

Ranked 1st in production of pulses, oil seeds, orange, coriander, gram, soybean and overall aromatic and medicinal plants. Ranked 2nd in production of food grains, sesame, tomato, garlic, mustard, green peas, guava, green chilli and onion. Ranked 3rd in production of red chilli, citrus fruits, cabbage and cereals. It is among the top 5 states in milk production

Automobile and Engineering

Asia's largest auto testing track - NATRAX is located at Pithampur, Indore. Spread across 2,000 hectares, Pithampur auto cluster has 120+ large units and 450 small and medium units.

 Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute is located at Budni. The State has skill development institutes such as Indo-German Tool Room at Indore, MSME Technology Centre at Bhopal, and Symbiosis Skill University at Indore.


Madhya Pradesh has historical ordnance manufacturing sites of Katni, Jabalpur and Itarsi and presence of companies such as BHEL, L&T, Bharat Forge and PUNJ Lloyd.

India is the largest importer of arms in the world, accounting for about 14% of the world’s arms import. The Government of India is aiming to change this by promoting self-reliance and indigenisation. Madhya Pradesh provides a ready-made ecosystem for defence manufacturing.


Madhya Pradesh offers plug and play facilities for IT/ITeS companies in Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur.

The IT,ITeS and ESDM Policy has been unveiled for promoting the sector in the state. With more than 200+ engineering colleges in the state, skilled technical manpower is easily available.


The State has established pharma clusters at Indore, Dewas, Bhopal, Mandideep and Malanpur, with Pithampur SEZ being a major manufacturing hub.

Pharma exports in FY19 to 217 countries amounted to $2.8 bn.

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy capacity of Madhya Pradesh increased four-fold to reach over 8,100 MW between 2012-19.

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Plant, with a capacity of 750 MW, started its operations in July 2018 and is expected to supply power to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation projects. It is one of the largest single-location solar power plants in India. Additionally, about 10,950 MW of projects are under implementation in the state.


The state has 60+ large textile mills, 4,000+ of looms and 2.5 million spindles.

 Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Dhar, Dewas, Khargone, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Gwalior, Chhindwara and Jabalpur are major textile centres in the State. Readymade garment industry cluster at Indore houses 1,200+ units with an Apparel designing center at Indore SEZ. The STate is a mjor producer of cotton.


Madhya Pradesh boasts of 25 sanctuaries, 10 natural parks, 6 project tiger reserves, 3 UNESCO world heritage sites and 2 Jyotirlingas.

In 2017 (till September), 58.9 mn domestic tourists visited the state.


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About 63% of Madhya Pradesh's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Madhya Pradesh, the 5th most populated state in India, is home to 6% of the country's total population. The state's total population is 73 mn.


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