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The Vibrant Summit has catapult immense growth for the automobile cluster. Low cost, low risk and high efficiency Auto cars and car component units set its pace in Gujarat. The Nano Car, Sanand and CEAT company's new radial tyre plant in Halol are evident to fact that the Automobile sector is bound to emerge as significant contributor to massive employment generation. Even, General Motors Car manufacturing unit at Halol indicates Auto Hub Growth Sector.
Gems and Jewellery
Gems and Jewellery Business in Gujarat is the fastest growing sectors in the country. Supported by Policy Initiatives by the Government, in addition to cutting and polishing of Diamonds, processing and jewellery design has also gained prominence. Hand made, traditional and modern designs with skilled labour, Gujarat has the distinction of second largest producer of Gold Jewellery with 85% contributing share to national jewellery production. Gujarat contributes 80% to Diamond Exports.
Textiles and Apparels
Known as the Manchester of the East and Denim City, Gujarat's six percent of total Industrial Production comes from textile industry. It is the largest producer (35%) and exporter (60%) of cotton and is the third largest denim producer in the world. It offers India's 12% textile exports.
Agro and Food processing
Gujarat tops Agri Growth table at 9.6% with Agriculture Infrastructure achieving maximum growth between 200-2008. The state government offers financial support and incentives for agro industrial projects under the ambit of infrastructure, marketing, research and development and facilitation of projects. The agro & food processing industry in Gujarat is well established in terms of natural resources, skilled labour, enterprising farmers and a strong marketing network. Gujarat is on Development of Agro Export Zones. The state has initiated a provision for providing support to private sector industries, apex cooperative institutions and Agriculture Product Marketing Committees (APMCs) for setting up of Centres of Excellence/ Specification Crop Development Institutes
Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Gujarat is India's petro capital State with 30% of Petrochemicals, 50% Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals business. Ranking on top in Marine Production, Fisheries and Ports, the state has manufacturing India's 90% soda ash, 70% salt and 20% caustic soda. Petroleum and chemicals and Petroleum Investment Region (PCPIR) is being set up at Dahej which may further add to strengthen the sector base
Gujarat is the hub of Pharmaceutical Industry, the most developed and cost competitive sector with over 3245 manufacturing licenses and 42% of India's pharmaceutical turnover and 22 % of India's exports.
The rapidly growing information technology sector is always looking for new venues for development and Gujarat is fast emerging as the next IT hub. The state has definite advantages over others -- more than 65 per cent of the population is under 35, the state has an efficient and solid infrastructure, and also an improved standard of knowledge of English.