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Madhya Pradesh
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General Information

Madhya Pradesh is a state blessed with vast natural resources, rich cultural heritage, an excellent industrial base coupled with a progressive, investor friendly government. The State of Madhya Pradesh was formed on November 1, 1956.

Located in Central India, Madhya Pradesh has a unique advantage, bordered by the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.

Fact File

Geographical Area 3.08 (lakh sq. km)
Capital Bhopal
Population (2001 Census) In lakhs 603.48
Gross state Domestic Product at Current Prices (2004-05) (As on Feb 2006) 107926(Rs crores)
US$ 23.3911 bn
Gross state Domestic Product at Constant Prices (1993-94) for the Year (2004-05) (As on Feb 2006) 60891(Rs. Crores)
US$ 13.1975 bn
Net State Domestic Product at Current Prices (2004-05)(As on Feb 2006) 95052 (Rs Crores)
US$ 20.6081 bn
Net State Domestic Product at Constant Prices (1993-94) for the year (2004-05) (As on Feb 2006) 53282 (Rs Crores)
US$ 11.5520 Bn
Per capita NSDP (state Income) at Current Prices(As on Feb 2006) Rs 14626
US$ 317.124
Percentage of State Population to All India Population 5.87
Literacy Percentage
Male Literacy
Female Literacy
Principal Language Hindi, English

Source: Central Statistical Organization

Advantage Madhya Pradesh

  • Strategic Geographic Location
  • Excellent interstate connectivity (National and State Highway, Train and Air Links)
  • Rich and Fertile land and Natural resources
  • Rich Mineral Wealth (copper ore, magnesium ore, limestone, diamonds, coal and coal-bed methane.)
  • Availability of Land at a reasonable cost
  • Cheap Labour
  • Unexploited species of rare, valuable medicinal - herbal plants.
  • Industrially peaceful and stable with a vibrant industrial base.
  • Peaceful political scenario (Law and Order)
  • Rich cultural heritage
  • Major auto manufacturing base. Largest producer of radial tyres in India.
  • Largest soya processing hub in India.
  • Hub for FMCG, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, herbal products, textiles and apparel.
  • Growing gems and jewellery center.
  • Largest producer of oil seeds and pulses in the country. Largest exporter of DOC (De-Oiled Cake) in India. 25% of pulses and 40% of grams grown.
  • Largest producer of garlic and coriander.
  • Grower of commercially favored varieties of wheat and potatoes. Largest producer of garlic and coriander.

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