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About India

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during the last 65 years of its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world and one of the few nations to have gone into outer space to conquer nature for the benefit of the people. It covers an area of 32, 87,263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. As you travel, India offers a range of vast tourism choices, diverse in land and nature, people, tribes, cuisine, faiths, dance forms, music, arts, crafts, adventure, sport, spirituality, history; even these vary as you journey from one state to another. As a country, India has achieved all-round socio-economic progress in the last 70 years of independence. The change is clearly visible in the Tier I and Tier II cities. However, the fascinating aspect lies in the stark difference as you travel through the new and old parts of its cities. From world-class airports and hotels, luxurious shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and cafes to overcrowded streets and alleyways, in the same cities, filled with thousands of little shops offering every possible modern and ethnic product and native street food is a fascinating experience.

History of India

The Indian Peninsula stands apart from the rest of Asia, bordered as it is by mountains and the sea, which gives the country a distinct geographical entity.

The Land of Opportunities

India is a land of opportunities, be it in the field of arts or commerce, industry or academia. "There is opportunity to discover, opportunity to partner, opportunity to progress. Come to India and explore these opportunities. India also offers you maximum growth.

One of the world's fastest-growing economies

  • India attracted the highest ever FDI inflow of $67.54 bn during the first ninth months (Apr-Dec 2020) of the financial year 2020-21
  • Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi announced a special economic and comprehensive package of more than $270 bn - equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP, under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-reliant India).
  • India’s economy is projected to grow at 6.7% in 2022, the fastest in the world during the year
  • India’s GDP is projected to grow in real terms by 8.0-8.5 per cent in 2022-23

Country of Youth

  • The population of India is expected to rise from 121.1 cr to 152.2 cr during 2011-36 an increase of 25.7% in twenty five years.
  • India has its largest ever adolescent and youth population. It will continue to have one of the youngest populations in the world till 2030.
  • India has the third-largest group of scientists and technicians in the world.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports signed a Statement of Intent with YuWaah with UNICEF to strengthen resolve to mobilise 1 crore youth volunteers to achieve goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat
  • By 2030, it is estimated that around 42% of India’s population would be urbanised from 31% in 2011.

Rising Global Competitiveness

  • India jumps 79 positions from 142nd (2014) to 63rd (2019) in 'World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking 2020'.
  • India ranks 68th on the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19.
  • 95% of 1.2 billion Indians are covered under Aadhar Scheme, one of the world’s largest social security program.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, a formalization of savings scheme under which 312 mn bank accounts have been opened with savings amounting to $11.6 bn.
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST), the biggest tax reforms since independence, paves way for a common national market by integrating various indirect taxes
  • India jumps 2 positions and ranks 46th in the Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings
  • India ranks #1 in the Central & Southern Asia Region
  • India ranks 3rd amongst the Lower Middle-Income Economy Group

Rising economic influence

  • Centre of global maritime trade to move from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean Region. India and China will be the largest manufacturing hubs of the world by 2030.
  • Connectivity to Central Asia and Europe via the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
  • In the next five years, India to have greater economic influence across the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • India is the most attractive destination for IT companies across the world.
  • India has now emerged as a global innovation hub, boasting the world's third-largest startup ecosystem.
  • India has grown to become one of the biggest and best business outsourcing providers in the world.
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