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Highest solar energy potential in India - 142 GW

Agriculture sector contributed close to 29% to Rajasthan's GDP in 2020-21. Rajasthan is the second largest producer of pulses, oilseeds, and the largest producer of coarse cereals, as of FY19.

The state provides opportunities in the areas of organic and contract farming as well as in infrastructure developments related to agriculture. The state is home to over 850 factories in the food processing sector.

Rajasthan is among the largest mineral-producing states in India. Around 81 varieties of minerals are available in the state and 57 minerals are produced on a commercial scale. The state is the leading producer of cement grade limestone and the sole producer of lead and zinc in India.The state attracted about 54 mn tourists including foreign tourists in 2019. The state is home to India's first successful Japanese Industrial Zone located at Neemrana, spread across 473 ha. 

Rajasthan is the largest state in India (area wise). It shares its border with five major Indian states — Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. An area of 13,447 sq km of the state falls in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is around 24.5% of the total NCR. The state has the solar potential of 142 GW, highest among Indian states, and wind potential of  1,27,750 MW. The total installed power capacity is  25,740 MW.

Rajasthan ranks #1 in Export Preparedness Index 2020 under Landlocked states category. Moreover, it has a vast network of national highways and railways, which provides excellent connectivity to major cities and ports of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The state's total road length is approximately 264,244 km, while the railway length stands at 5,937km.  The state has an international airport and an air-cargo complex in Jaipur, the state’s capital, and seven inland container depots.

Marble

Highest reserve of marble resources, limestone and sandstone 

Cereals

Largest producer of coarse cereals in India

Fabric

Largest producer of blended fabric and wool in India 

Focus sectors Rajasthan

Textile and Garments

Rajasthan enjoys leading position in the production of polyester viscose yarn, synthetic suiting material and processing of low-cost and low-weight fabric.

The state is the largest producer of PV suitings in the country. Bhilwara has emerged as India's largest manufacturer of suiting fabrics and yarn. With a network of backward and forward linkages, Rajasthan's textile industry offers a significant competitive advantage.

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Automotive

Rajasthan has the presence of over 150 auto-component manufacturing units.

Rajasthan has developed into an important automotive hub, with Bhiwadi, Neemrana, Pathredi and Alwar city in Alwar district being host to over 150 automotive and auto parts manufacturing companies. 
 

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IT and ITeS

With home to 30,000 IT professionals and 20,000 annual intakes in computer engineering/ MCA course, Jaipur is a preferred investment destination for first-time investors in IT sector.

The state has established IT Parks in 4 cities. Key IT companies in Rajasthan include Infosys, Genpact and Teleperformance. 

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Energy

A pioneer in the green energy revolution, Rajasthan shines on the solar map of India with 300-330 clear sunny days, comparable to deserts of California and Nevada.

Within the state, the districts such as Barmer, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are the key regions with the best solar radiation. Rajasthan is endowed with two critical resources that are essential to solar power production: high level of solar radiation (6-7 kWh/ m2/ day) and large tracts of relatively flat, undeveloped land. The state has a solar potential of 142 GW, highest among Indian states, and wind potential of 1,27,750 MW.

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Tourism

Rajasthan, with an assortment of wide and varied tourism products from heritage sites, serene lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, fairs and festivals, various dance and art forms to royal luxury trains, offers a unique and unmatched destination for tourists.

Lonely Planet magazine selected Rajasthan as the Best Cultural Destination at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards in 2013. The state attracted about 54 mn tourists including foreign tourists in 2019.

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Electronic System Design and Manufacturing

"Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, located around 60 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, is being developed as an ESDM hub.

Basic infrastructure such as power substations, roads, drains, power lines, etc. is being developed here. Over 50 ha of land has been allotted for ELCINA to set-up an electronic manufacturing cluster in this region. Mahindra World City, a multjproduct SU spread over 1,214 ha has been established at Jaipur. Government of India has notified Jaipur-Bhiwadi-Neemrana-Udaipur- Ajmer-Kota as Brownfield Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) for ESDM activities."

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Agro and Food Processing

Agriculture sector contributed close to 29% to Rajasthan's GDP in 2020-21.

RIICO has developed four Agro Food Parks at Boranada (Jodhpur), Kota, Alwar and Sriganganagar. Additionally, the city of Ajmer is home to a Mega Good Park. The State has about 10.58 per cent of the livestock of the country. The State contributed 12.72 per cent of milk and 34.46 per cent of wool to the nation's production in the year 2017-18. 

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Minerals and Ceramics

Rajasthan as a state accounts for 90% of India’s marble, slate and sandstone production and has a monopoly in other ceramic minerals.

The state is most important centre of marble processing in the country with about 95% of the total processing units and is also the largest producer of sandstone. Furthermore, Rajasthan is India's second largest producer of crude oil. Around 500 ceramic units covering the value chain are operating in the State. An exclusive Ceramic & Glass Zone over 650 acres is being planned at Ghiloth near Neemrana.
 

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Demographics

Over 62% of Rajasthan's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Rajasthan, the 7th most populated state, is home to 6% of the country's total population. The state's population of 68 mn is equivalent to the population of Thailand. 

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