Gujarat tops in investments in projects in the country

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Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (UNI) With Rs 62,446 crore investment in 100 projects last year, Gujarat has topped the list of states that attract capital investment.

The state accounts for 22 percent investment in total project investment made in the country last year, according to Jaynarayan Vyas, health minister and cabinet spokesperson of Chief Minister Narendra Modi's ministry.

Maharashtra stood second (12.7 per cent) followed by Orissa (10.9 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (8.5 per cent), Tamil Nadu (5.6 per cent) and Karnataka (3.7 per cent) in terms of project investment.

The minister said Reserve Bank of India, in its study on project investment in 2007-08, has declared Gujarat as ''the highest project investment attracting state'' in the country.

Mr Vyas attributed Chief Minister Modi's handling of the state economy for the achievement.

UNI HT OBB VKG1805

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