Rajasthan Economy

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Rajasthan is the largest state, by area, in India, is situated in the north-western part of the subcontinent. It is surrounded on the north and north-east by Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh; on the east and south-east by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and on the south-west by Gujarat. Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Alwar, Amber and Chittorgarh are some of the key cities and towns in the state. The most commonly spoken language of the state is Hindi. Marwari, Jaipuri (Dhundhari), Mewari and Malvi are the other dialects popular in the state. English is the medium of education in most schools.

At current prices, Rajasthan’s GSDP stood at US$ 95.31 billion in 2014-15, compared to US$ 28.5 billion in 2004-05. GSDP expanded at a CAGR of 12.83 per cent between 2004-05 and 2014-15

Further, At current prices, net state domestic product (NSDP) was pegged at US$ 85.68 billion in 2014-15 compared to US$ 25.1 billion in 2004-05 and NSDP registered a CAGR of 13.05 per cent between 2004-05 and 2014-15.

In 2014-15, Rajasthan’s per capita GSDP at current prices was US$ 1,351.03 compared to US$ 469.8 in 2004-05. This per capita GSDP is estimated to have increased at a CAGR of 11.4 per cent between 2004-05 and 2014-15.

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