AHAMEDABAD 5TH RICHEST
AHMEDABAD IS THE 5TH RICHEST, not Mumbai nor
HOW & WHY?
According to the August 8, 2010 report of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, the richest city in India is now Surat, ahead of Bangalore and Chennai, with an average annual household income of Rs 0.45 million (over $11,000 per year).
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The only non-Jews in the Tel Aviv and
diamond bourse (stock exchange) are GUJARATIS. Jerusalem
Between 2004-5 and 2008-10
's middle class doubled in size and its poor reduced by a third. Surat
The fifth richest city in
India is now
Ahmadabad, ahead of Mumbai and Delhi,
and miles ahead of . Calcutta
The percentage of man-days (labour class, manual labour workers etc.) lost in Gujarat due to labour unrest is 0.42 per cent, the lowest in
Gujaratis DO NOT believe in meaningless strikes, hartals etc. India
Gujarat's 18,048 villages, 17,940 have electricity. Chief
Minister Narendra Modi, has been voted as one of the most dynamic, hard working
political leaders in the Country. You can see why. Amma, Didi, Behnji &
Manmohan can do well to take a leaf from Modi's book of Excellence.
The world's largest oil refinery is in
Owned by Reliance, it already refines 660,000 barrels of oil every day and will
double that this year. Jamnagar
Thirty per cent of
India 's cotton
is grown in Gujarat.
40 per cent of
India 's Art-silk is
manufactured in . Surat
The world's third largest Denim manufacturer (for your trusty jeans) is Ahmedabad's Arvind Mills.
The state of Gujarat's GDP has been growing at 12 per cent a year for the last 12 years, as fast as
Azim Premji of Wipro, is also a Gujarati. He is the world's 21st richest man, worth $17 billion.
Ten of the 25 richest Indians are Gujaratis. Some of the best & shrewdest business communities in
have proud Gujarati Ancestry. Parsis, Jains, Memons, Banias, Khojas, and Bohras
- all speak Gujarati. India
The two great leaders of the subcontinent, the Mahatma and the Quaid, were both Gujaratis from trading communities. One a Bania, the other a Khoja.
Gujaratis number 55 million, five per cent of
's population living on six
per cent of surface area, but hold 30 per cent of all Indian stock. India
Gujaratis account for 16 per cent of all Indian exports and 17 per cent of GDP.