Gujarat and Goa race ahead of their counterparts while Haryana and Manipur hit top gear
ISSUE DATE: Dec 26, 2022 | UPDATED: Dec 16, 2022 22:45 IST
Gujarat is the best performing big state in economy | Above: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel; (Photo: Chandradeep Kumar)
Agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas have catapulted Gujarat to the top, making it the best performing big state in terms of the economy. Among the small states, Goa takes the lead, riding on the back of its revived tourism and mining sectors. While Gujarat moved to the top from No. 2 last year, Goa is No. 1 this year, up from its third position last year. Among the most improved big states, Haryana has jumped from No. 9 to No. 1. Besides being a leader in software services exports, Haryana has factories in Manesar and Faridabad that make up for almost 60 per cent of the country’s automobile manufacturing capacity. Among small states, Manipur occupies the summit, improving its No. 3 rank from last year—primarily riding on a rise in the inflow of international tourists.