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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh
The Heart of Incredible India


Madhya Pradesh (MP), meaning Central Province, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and the largest city is Indore. Nicknamed the "heart of India" due to its geographical location in India, Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state in the country by area. With over 72.6 mn (2011 census) inhabitants, it is the sixth-largest state in India by population. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the north-east, Chhattisgarh to the south-east, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west and Rajasthan to the northwest. Its total area is 308,245 Sq.Kms.

Madhya Pradesh, in its present form, came into existence on November 1, 2000 following its bifurcation to create a new state of Chhattisgarh. The undivided Madhya Pradesh was founded on November 1, 1956.

Over the last decade Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a radical transformation in terms of economic and social development. The state has recorded an impressive growth in GSDP averaging over 9% during the last decade of stable governance, supplemented by creation of a robust support infrastructure in terms of roads, water supply, irrigation capacity and a year round 24x7 power supply. The abundant manpower of the state has been developed into a skilled technical workforce, with the presence of world class institutes like IIM, IIT, AIIMS, Engineering colleges and several ITIs. The state is leading in textile manufacturing, automobiles, food processing, soya processing, engineering and agriculture equipment manufacturing. The peaceful manpower of the State is an advantage for industrial development.

Having established a strong pedestal for rapid economic development, the people centric transparent policies and hassle-free investment procedures in the state are gradually making Madhya Pradesh a Global Investment Hub. Already, domestic and global multinational firms including TEVA, TCS, Infosys, John Deere, Bridgestone, Reliance, Cummins, Volvo, Novartis, P&G, AkzoNobel, and Essar have made investment in the state.


Population (Census 2011) 72,627 (In Thousand)
Male 37,612 (In Thousand)
Female 35,015 (In Thousand)
Sex Ratio 931 Females/ 1000 of Males
Literacy 69.32%
Male Literacy 78.73%
Female Literacy 59.24%
Area (in Sq.Kms.) 308,245
Districts 51
Total Villages 54,903
Languages Hindi (Official), Marathi



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