Highest solar energy potential in India - 142 GW

Agriculture sector contributed close to 25% to Rajasthan's GDP in 2017-18. It is the largest producer of coarse cereals and coriander, and the second largest producer of pulses, oilseeds, cumin and garlic in India.

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 the second-largest mineral producing state and the sole producer of lead and zinc in India. The state has one of the highest limestone reserves, making it a hub for cement industries. The state is popular for its rich heritage, forts and palaces, and folklore. The state attracted about 47.5 mn tourists including 1.6 mn foreign tourists during 2017. 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 8,380 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 18.7 GW.

Rajasthan 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 226,854 km, while the railway length stands at 5,893 km. The state has an international airport and an air-cargo complex in Jaipur, the state’s capital, and eight inland container depots.


Highest reserve of marble resources, limestone and sandstone 


Largest producer of coarse cereals and coriander in India


Largest producer of blended fabric and wool in India 

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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Rajasthan has the presence of over 100 auto-component manufacturing units.

Major global auto units have invested in RIICO industrial area in Neemrana that is spread across 472 ha of land. 

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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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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 18.7 GW.

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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 any tourist visiting the state.

Lonely Planet magazine selected Rajasthan as the Best Cultural Destination at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards in 2013. The state attracted about 47.5 mn tourists including 1.6 mn foreign tourists during 2017.

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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 40 ha of land has been allotted for ELCINA to set-up an electronic manufacturing cluster in this region. Mahindra World City, a multi-product SEZ spread over 1,214 ha has been established at Jaipur.

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Agro and Food Processing

Agriculture and allied activities make up for 24% of Rajasthan's GDP, with 62% of the total working population of the state dependent on this for livelihood.

Rajasthan, with its diverse agro-climatic conditions, is richly endowed with the cultivation of a variety of crops. There are five Agro Food Parks in Kota, Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Alwar and Ajmer. The state has one of the highest livestock populations and produces 10% of India’s total milk output and a third of sheep and goat milk.

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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 also commands largest on-shore oil reserve in the country. Nearly 500 ceramic units covering value chain are present in the state. Exclusive Ceramic and Glass Zone are being planned at Ghiloth and Sathana.

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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. 

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • Refinery cum petrochemical Complex in Barmer district with an estimated project cost of $6.7 bn
  • Japanese Investment Zone at Ghiloth spread over 202 ha of land
  • Korean Industrial Zone at Ghilot near Neemrana, spread across 106 ha of land
  • Industrial areas at Ghiloth, Khushkhera, Karoli and Prahaladpura
  • Greenfield international airport at Bhiwadi in Alwar District
  • Smart Cities Mission, for which Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer are the cities identified in Rajasthan
  • About 40% (567 km) of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will pass through Rajasthan
  • Under Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), 60% of state area falls in influence zone with two investment regions and three industrial areas
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    Rajasthan Agro-Processing/Agri-Marketing…

    The policy endeavors to make Rajasthan the destination of ch…

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    Rajasthan E-Governance & IT/ITeS Pol…

    To achieve good governance and facilitate inclusive growth.

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    Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme 20…

    To promote investment in the State and to generate employmen…

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    Rajasthan Land Allotment Policy 2015

    To allot land for the industrial development of Rajasthan.

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    Rajasthan Mineral Policy 2015

    Aims at development of economically sound and stable mining,…

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    Rajasthan MSME Policy 2015

    To provide a conducive environment to encourage increased in…

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    Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015

    The Policy focuses on rural infrastructure, crafts, water, s…

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    Rajasthan Tourism Unit Policy 2015

    The Policy primarily addresses issues relating to time bound…

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