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Longest road, rail and river network in India

Uttar Pradesh is the fourth largest state in India in terms of land area. The state's population of 200 Mn is equivalent to the population of Brazil.

Uttar Pradesh, described as the heartland of India, falls under the influence area of the first two of India’s dedicated freight corridors – Western Corridor running between Delhi & Mumbai and Eastern Corridor running between Ludhiana and Kolkata, connecting it with remote parts of the country.

The State is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in India with the presence of Taj Mahal, Buddhist places of pilgrimage such as Sarnath and Kushinagar and prominent Hindu pilgrimage places such as Prayagraj and Varanasi. The state was ranked first and third in terms of domestic and foreign tourist arrival, respectively, in 2019.

Uttar Pradesh has several locally specialised business clusters such as sports items in Meerut, brassware in Moradabad, perfumes in Kannuaj, leather in Kanpur, shoes in Agra, embroidered sarees in Varanasi, carpet in Bhadohi, chikan work in Lucknow, and much more. Thus, business and investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh are hugely emerging.

Uttar Pradesh is known as the food basket of India as it is a leading producer of several food items. It is also the top manufacturing destinations in India contributing more than 8% of national manufacturing output. The state is a leading electronic hardware exporter in the country and has also emerged as a key hub for IT/ ITeS and service sector including software, captive business process outsourcing (BPO) and R&D services.

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Uttar Pradesh ranks #2 in the Business Reform Action Plan 2019 Rankings

Milk

Largest producer of milk and horticulture crops - gooseberry, guava, mango, peas, potato in India

MSME

Amongst top-5 manufacturing states, with highest number of Micro, Medium and Small enterprises (MSMEs) in India

IT & BPM

ITEs

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the hub of IT and ITeS sector, including software and captive business process outsourcing. Noida is amongst the leading IT clusters in the country.

During 2018-2019, software exports from the state reached ~$3 Bn through the Software Technology Parks of India.  Uttar Pradesh has over 25 Special Economic Zones for IT/ITeS and over 40 IT/ITeS parks for boosting the overall ecosystem. The government has also reserved about 700 acres of land for Electronics Mega City near Noida International Airport.

Food processing

Agro and Food Processing

Uttar Pradesh is one of the major producers of horticultural crops and food grains in India, which serves as a lucrative base for the food processing industry.

The largest producer of fruits and vegetables in India. Ranks 1st in production of food grains, milk, sugarcane, potato, peas, mango, gooseberry and watermelon.

Uttar Pradesh is recognized as the best in inland fisheries. Unde the CSS - Blue Revolution, the state has increased 30% in Water spread area for fish culture.

Electronics

Electronics Manufacturing

Uttar Pradesh is the largest exporter of consumer electronics in India.

The State has become a hub for the semiconductor industry with several major players having their Offices and Research and Development (R&D) centres in Noida and Greater Noida. Noida and Greater Noida with its proximity to Delhi are amongst the most preferred investment destinations for ESDM sector in the country. 

In 2017-20, the state had attracted investments of INR 20,000 crore and generated employment for three lakh persons.

Tourism

Tourism

Uttar Pradesh ranks third in total tourist arrivals in India. In 2019, around 4.1 million foreign tourists and around 313.5 million domestic tourists visited the state.

The state is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is also a popular tourist destination due to the presence of Buddhist places of pilgrimage such as Sarnath and Kushinagar and prominent Hindu pilgrimage places such as Allahabad and Varanasi. 

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Uttar Pradesh has set an ambitious objective of annual addition of 2,000 MW production capacity of solar energy.

There has been 38% increase in production capacity of grid-connected renewable energy in 2017-18. Uttar Pradesh has tremendous potential to increase its biomass energy production in about 100,000 villages. The state is also the largest producer of sugarcane and the second-largest producer of rice in India, the by-product bagasse and rice husk form an abundant raw material base for power production in the State.

Textiles & Garments

Handloom and Textiles

Uttar Pradesh is the third highest fabric producing state of India producing 13.24% of the national production.

The state ranks 5th in total silk production in the country. Uttar Pradesh has the fifth largest number of handlooms in India. The State is also known for its carpets and produces around 90% of India's carpets. The State is the largest market for textiles and handlooms, with a consumer base of over 200 mn people. 

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Urbanisation Rate

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Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

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

Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state in India, is home to 16% of the country's total population.

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