Home to Tata Nano and now welcoming, the world’s largest two-wheeler maker, Hero Honda The State government has formed a land bank of 50,000 hectares for industrial houses.
Skyrocketing GDP 08 Gujaratis hold 30% of the scrips floating in the market. Gujaratis account for 16% of Indian exports. Gujarat’s average industrial growth is 15% Gujarat’s GDP has been growing at 12% for the last 12 years – as fast as China’s.
The Ultimate Investment Destination 07 India’s largest social base of Business communities Political Stability, Business-friendly governance Path-baking infrastructure Attracts capital and entrepreneurial spirit from East Asia, West and Middle-east. Gujarat’s commercially tuned culture has made Gujarat the most “fast-forward” state of India.
Constantly Improving HDI – Human Development Index 06 100% increase in budget allotment for malnutrition Three-time increase in improvements in health sector. Upto 50% budget slotted for HDI related activities and reforms.
Several credible schemes have been floated in Gujarat to improve the State’s performance on HDI.
Committed to fighting Climate Change 05 First state to set up a Climate Change Department Bagged the world’s largest solar power plant in a 50,000 crore MoU with Clinton Foundation. Has the distinction of Housing India’s first Tidal Energy Project and the largest wind energy farm The State has country’s largest CNG and LNG infrastructure. Ahmedabad’s public transport system helps save 37 lakh tonnes of carbon emission. ‘Hopenhagen’ – Proactive policies for renewable energy, spearheading climate change initiatives in India.
Empowering Women 04 Rs. 1000 Crores sanctioned for SakhiMandals to micro-finance thousands of women. Girl Child Education Festival, Kanya Kelavani – Ensuring 100% enrollment and 0% dropout rate by 2010. Save the girl child, BetiBachaoAbhiyaan – Entails effective enforcement of PNDT act and an intensive awareness campaign for changing mindsets. No other state has recognized that social change lies in changing the lives of women, like Gujarat.
Transforming lives of the Common People 03 High-speed grievance-redressal systems in place High-speed litigation though fast-track courts and evening courts. Serving 44 million people, Ahmedabad has a world class public transport system. Other cities are set to follow. The entire state machinery has been activated to take special care of health, sanitation, education and public satisfaction. Disaster Management has reached a whole new level with state of the art technology and equipment placed all over the state. State- wide adoption of technology and IT such as e-Gram, SWAGAT, ODOD has enabled one and all to be continuously connected with the administration at all levels.
Dedicated to the Poor 02 50 ‘GaribKalyanMela’sheld across Gujarat state directly distributed Rs. 1500 crores to 25L poor people in the form of checks, auto and cycle repairing kits, cycles, sewing machines, cycles for the disabled. Bypassing the middlemen in the GaribKalyanMela has ensured that 100% of the funds are reaching 100% of their intended beneficiaries in Gujarat. The State made direct arrangements for power and water distribution. These initiatives offer a significantly better poverty alleviation model than that followed by governments at all levels. The right strategy combined with transparent & efficient implementation is expected to achieve results that other governments should also emulate.
Leadership 01 Shaping an organizational network in Governance Instilling ‘Karmayogi’ culture to make this network deliver Unfazed by obstacles in the march to development Giving special attention to environment, rural population and the poor to go hand in hand with economic growth and urbanization. Gujarat stands as a metaphor for the groundbreaking transformation that the state has seen under the leadership of Chief Minster Shri Narendra Modi.