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West beckons


Gujarat and Maharashtra have been among the top States when it comes to entrepreneurship and business development. Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital, has attracted talent be- yond the two sectors, thus putting pressure on scarce land. While Mumbai has many attractions, Pune which is about 150 km has a strong engineering, manufactur- ing base and now is competing with Bangalore and Hyderabad, garnering good number of IT companies.


The cities of Mumbai, Pune, 12 GIREM 101


Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara are transforming in to the modern cities. Gujarat and Maharashtra are ranked top most in investments. Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat, while Vadodara is a major industrial centre with big pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers. Surat is known for its textile and diamond processing industries. Ahmedabad-Surat-Vadodara are pushing Gujarat’s growth to great- er heights.


Gujarat owes it to the present Chief Minister, Narendra Modi


Top 5


• Mumbai • Pune • Ahmedabad • Nagpur • Vadodara


who has led the development agenda. The state has attracted substantial investments and the of Tatas to moving the Nano project to Sanand in Gujarat, en- dorsed Mr. Modi’s development plank.


In Maharashtra, Nagpur which is a zero mile city, centre of India, is emerging as not only a logistics hub but also a destination for services. Pune’s strengths as an engineering and manufacturing base have helped Maharasthra stay upfront in development.


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