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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh
The Heart of Incredible India


Madhya Pradesh, a state in the heart of India is the 2nd largest state by area and one of the fastest growing states with annual GSDP growth at 8% CAGR over the last decade.Madhya Pradesh government has worked diligently over the past decade to develop the state as an industrial hub and promote it as a potential investment destination. Madhya Pradesh is located at the centre of India with catchment area of approximately 50% of India’s population.

The state government has made an investment of more than $15.4 billion in support infrastructure in the last five years. The state has easy connectivity to large markets and major metro cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata. MP possesses a road network of 160,000 KM, 455 trains passes through the state daily besides its air connectivity with major tier 1 cities in the country. To overcome the problem of land-lockedness, State has established 6 Inland Container Depots (ICDs).State falls under influence area of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and has developed industrial and investment regions like Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow, Ratlam-Nagda, Shajapur-Dewas and Neemach-Nayagaon along the corridor.

State hosts one of the twelve Japanese Industrial Townships to be established in India, as envisioned under “The India Japan Investment Promotion Partnership” at Pithampur, Indore. Additionally, State has also developed an Industrial Township specifically focused on South East and Far East Asian investors. State is developing four investment corridors (Bhopal-Indore, Bhopal-Bina, Jabalpur-Katni-Satni-Singrauli, Morena-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Guna) to promote industrial development and employment opportunities.

Madhya Pradesh is a leading producer of minerals in India with major production in Manganese, Copper, Glass, Limestone, etc. and is the only state in India with diamond reserves. It has over 8% of the total Coal reserves of India and 1,434 billion cubic meters coal-bed methane.  State government is promoting sustainable utilization of resources to promote industrial development.

Madhya Pradesh has all of the 11 agro climatic zones of the country. The state ranks first in producing soybean, pulses, grams, garlic, etc. and is 2nd largest producer of wheat, maize and Green peas. Madhya Pradesh is one of the leading states in growing banana, orange, guava, mango and lemon fruits.  The state contributes over 40% share to India’s total organic farming and as per a report published by DACFW, Government of India, Horticulture productivity/hectare is higher in MP than India’s national average.

Madhya Pradesh: Key Statistics

Population (Census 2011)

72,627 (In Thousand)


37,612 (In Thousand)


35,015 (In Thousand)

Scheduled Tribes (Census 2011)

15,136 (In Thousand)

Scheduled Castes (Census 2011)

11,317 (In Thousand)

Area (in sq. kms.)






Development Blocks


Total villages


Populated villages


Gram Panchayats



42,851 (In Thousand)


25,174 (In Thousand)


17,677 (In Thousand)



Page last updated: 19-01-2018