Let us go through
some of the statistics
• Gujarat ranking 14th (Rs.69) and
ninth (Rs.56) in men’s and
women’s wage rates respectively
among the major 20 States.
• In the case of urban casual workers’ daily wages, the
State ranked seventh (Rs.109) and 14th (Rs.56) for male
and female wage rates.
• In the case of regular rural workers also the State ranked
17th (Rs.152) and ninth (Rs.108) in the male and female
wage rates respectively.
• The corresponding ranks for urban areas are 18th
(Rs.205) and 13th (Rs.182) respectively among the major
20 States in India
• Statistics of the NSSO show that the
percentage of reduction of poverty between
2004 and 2010 was the lowest in Gujarat, at
8.6 per cent
• NSSO data show that in Gujarat , growth in
employment has dropped to almost zero in
the past 12 years
• Economic Survey for 2010/11, an annual
report published by the Union finance
ministry, says the "maximum incidences" of
strikes and lockouts were recorded in Gujarat.
Wage and allowance, bonus, personnel,
indiscipline and violence were the major
the states in
• In Gujarat
children delivered in
hospital is only 55%
• Infant mortality is high in Gujarat, which ranks
11th countrywide in the rate of decline of
infant mortality. According to “Children in
India, 2012”, the infant mortality rate in
Gujarat was still high, with 44 fatalities of
infants per 1,000 live births.
• The NFHS-3 tells us that 47 per cent of
children below the age of three in the State
were underweight. That figure was 45 per
cent in NFHS-2. That’s about twice the average
for sub-Saharan Africa. It is also marginally
higher than the nationwide average of 46 per
• In Gujarat percentage of children between 12-
23 months of age who received all
recommended vaccines is 45 % . that is in 19th
among the states in India.
Under Weight Children
• “Children in India, 2012—A Statistical Appraisal”,
between 40 and 50 per cent of children in Gujarat
are underweight, which bursts one more myth in
Gujarat’s story of growth.
• In Gujarat 28.2% man and 32.3 % women are
• Gujarat ranks fourth in reported cases of child
• The data show that 67 per cent of rural
households in the State have no access to
toilets and members of more than 65 per cent
of the households defecate in the open, very
often polluting common water sources. Waste
collection and disposal are matters practically
unheard of. The State ranks 10th in the use of
Body Mass Index
• Gujarat is the 7th worst state in adult men
having a body mass index of less than 18.5.
• Gujarat (918)
stands 24th .
• United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) statistics show that Gujarat ranks
18th when it comes to success in keeping
children in schools. 59% school drop out
• The school life expectancy of children in
Kerala (which ranks first) is 11.33 years, while
that of children in Gujarat is 8.79 years.
• Gujarat stands 18th in literacy among the
states in india
Pollution Index (CEPI)
• According to statistics from the Central Pollution
Control Board, Ankleshwar and Vapi in Gujarat
top the list of 88 severely polluted industrial
areas in India. Ankleshwar has a CEPI rating of
88.50 while Vapi’s is 88.09. Of the 88 areas, eight
are in Gujarat
• India clocked an average of 8.1 per cent until
2009/10, Gujarat grew at 12.8 per cent.
• According to the Reserve Bank of India,
Gujarat was fifth among the states in
cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI)
inflows between April 2000 and November
2012. Maharashtra, Delhi-National Capital
Region, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were
Still do you vote for Modi
Model to be India
Think and don’t fall for
• Economic Survey 2011-12 http://indiabudget.nic.in
• Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index for India’s States 2011 by
M.H. Suryanarayana, Ankush Agrawal and K. Seeta Prabhu, United Nations
Development Programme India, New Delhi
• Human Development Index Report 2011
• Gujarat: Myth and reality, Balchander Mungekar, Times of India, 12 Jun
• The Reality behind Gujarat Model, 26 Mar 2013,
Collected and Compiled by
S. Srinivas Natekar,
Sree Mutt Road, Shravanabelgola
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