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Rajasthan At A Glance

Rajasthan At A Glance

Located in the north-western part of the subcontinent, Rajasthan is the largest state in India with an area of about 342, 239 sqkm (34 mn hectares).

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and has an excellent rail, road and air connectivity to all the major cities of the country. The state has a population of 68.6 mn (as per 2011 census).

 

ECONOMIC SCENARIO

  • The agricultural and allied sectors contributed to 31% of its total GSDP in 2015.
    1. This contribution of 31% is above the national average of 20%.
  • Out of the total population in Rajasthan, approximately 27% of the people ply their trade as agricultural labourers or cultivators.
    1. Around 2/3rd of the population is connected with the agricultural sector.
  • The state attracted cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth USD 1.28 bn across various sectors over the past decade (2005-15).
  • Rajasthan’s GSDP at current prices has grown at a CAGR of 8% between 2010-15, which is over 1.2x times of India’s GDP growth in the same period.
  • The per capital income in the State has grown to Rs. 33,186 in FY15 (CAGR of 6.5% for the period of 2010-15).
 

Rajasthan has 14% of

India’s cultivable land, which accounts for 25.55 mn hectares.