Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area. It is located in the north-western part of India and is surrounded by Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the north and north-east, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to the east and south-east and by Gujarat to the south-west. Rajasthan has a diversified economy having agriculture, mining and tourism as its main engines of growth. Rajasthan’s economy grew from 8.12% between 2005- 10 to 9.5% between 2010-15. 50% of Rajasthan’s economy is contributed by the services sector, 30.5% by manufacturing and 19.5% by agriculture. The services sector employed 47% of the state’s population, agriculture employed 44% and manufacturing employed 8%. Gross State Domestic Product of Rajasthan for 2016-17 is estimated to be Rs 7,67,167 crore. This is 13.8% higher than the estimates for 2015-16.
Rajasthan is a leading investment destination in India after Maharashtra and Gujarat because of peaceful environment, better law and order situation and excellent infrastructure. Rajasthan a preferred destination for IT companies has one of the largest integrated IT park in India located in Jaipur. Industries include Cement, tourism, IT and ITeS, ceramics, handicrafts, chemicals, textile, marble and steel. Additionally, Rajasthan is poised become a leader in crude extraction. The state is also well positioned to lead the nation in renewable energy electricity generation. Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destination of many tourists.