Solar-power potential of 62 GW, 4th highest in India

Located in central India, Madhya Pradesh is popularly known as the 'heart of India' and borders 5 states that offer it access to 44% of India’s total population.

Madhya Pradesh offers excellent support infrastructure for industrial growth. The state has a robust rail network with 425 trains crossing daily, road network of over 160,000 km, 5 airports and 6 inland container depots (ICD). The state has more than 70 investible projects across various sectors. National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) in Pithampur is Asia's largest auto-testing track.

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

Madhya Pradesh is the largest producer of pulses and oilseeds and 2nd largest producer of foodgrains in India.

The state is also the third largest producer of milk and leading producer of a variety of horticulture crops, including guava, garlic, tomato, orange, among others.

Madhya Pradesh has been receiving ‘Krishi Karman’ award for spectacular performance in agricultural production continuously for 5 years since 2012-13. With the presence of six modern food parks, two private food parks and the upcoming Mega Food Park in Dewas, the state provides several opportunities for food processing industries.

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Automobile and Engineering

Madhya Pradesh has the strong presence in OEM’s and auto components companies. The state is also the largest producer of radial tyres in India.

With annual automotive production of $ 500 mn, Pithampur near Indore is the major auto cluster in the state. Pithampur also has National Automotive Testing Tracks (NATRAX), which is Asia’s largest auto testing track.

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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.

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Madhya Pradesh offers plug and play infrastructure for IT/ITeS companies in 4 major cities - Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior.

The State Government has unveiled 2 progressive policies specifically for the sector - IT Policy and BPO Policy. There is easy availability of skilled technical manpower - more than 100,000 engineering graduates pass out of the state’s engineering colleges every year.

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Madhya Pradesh has more than 280 pharmaceutical units are operating in industrial areas of Dewas, Indore, Pithampur, Mandideep and Malanpur.

The state has emerged as the major pharmaceutical manufacturing destination in the country. Around 200 Ayurvedic and 50 Homeopathic medicine units are also present in the state.

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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.

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Madhya Pradesh is the 5th largest producer of cotton in the country, with a strong presence across all segments of the textile industry.

The state is the home of world-renowned Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees and Bagh handloom products. There are 65 textile mills operating in the state, which has created over 300,000 jobs. Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior, Dhar, Chhindwara, Dewas, Khargone, Khandwa and Bhuranpur have many textiles based industries such as the cloth-weaving industries.

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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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    MP Agribusiness Food Policy 2016

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    MP BPO/ BPM Policy 2014-19

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    MP Garments Sector Rules 2018 (Hindi)

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    MP Incubation & Startup Policy 2016

    To strengthen the Startup culture and to encourage setting u…

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    MP Industrial Promotion Policy 2014 (Ame…

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    MP Tourism Policy 2016

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Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh

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    $19.28 bn

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$1.81 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package C [Jabalpur]

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$1.78 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package A [Jabalpur]

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$1.76 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package C [Jabalpur]

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$1.76 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package B [Jabalpur]

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