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Demographics - Resurgent Rajasthan

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • State GDP INR 5745.49 billion (at current prices: 2014-15)
  • Economic Growth Rate 11.00% (at current prices: 2014-15) as per GSDP
  • Per Capita Income INR 72,156 (at current prices: 2014-15)
  • Geography The Aravalli range, which stretches from the north-eastern to south-western part of the State, divides it. The western region is mostly a desert while the eastern region is fertile.
  • Key Industries  Cement & other mineral-based industries, textile, tourism, gems & jewellery, dimensional stones (marble and granite) and agro-processing
  • Major Exports  Gems & jewellery, woollen carpets, hand-printed apparels & furnishings, tie & dye clothes, handicraft articles, marble, granite, and engineering goods
  • Emerging Industries Auto & auto-component manufacturing, solar component manufacturing, IT & ITeS, ceramics & glass, oil & gas, power generation and road construction
  • Area 342,239 sq. km. (largest state in India)
  • Location North-western India; shares domestic borders with the states of  Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
  • Population 68.5 million (Economic Review 2014-15)
  • State Capital Jaipur
  • Currency Indian Rupee (Rs.); $1=Rs.60.02; £1=Rs.102.24;
    (rounded-off exchange values as on 28 June 2014)
  • Cities and Towns 222
  • Districts 33
  • Population Density 200 persons per sq. km. (Economic Review 2014-15)
  • Languages Hindi and Rajasthani dialects; English is widely used in business, higher education and professions
  • Major cities Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Alwar
  • Literacy  66.11% (Economic Review 2014-15)