Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with a population of 200 million people. Uttar Pradesh shares its borders with Nepal on the north; the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh towards the northwest; Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan on the west; Madhya Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand to the southeast and Bihar in the east. It is the largest producer of food grains among all states in India and accounted for about 17.83 percent share in the country’s total food grain output in 2016-17. Food grain production in the state in 2017-18 stood at 51,252.7 thousand tonnes and 18,416.3 thousand tonnes in 2018-19. At current prices, the GSDP of Uttar Pradesh was INR 13.76 trillion (USD 213.44 billion) in 2017-18.The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Uttar Pradesh grew at a CAGR of around 11.29 percent between 2011-12 and 2017-18 to reach INR 13.76 trillion (USD 213.44 billion). The Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) grew at a CAGR of around 11.24 percent between 2011-12 and 2017-18 to reach INR 12.22 trillion (USD 189.62 billion). According to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), cumulative FDI inflows1 in Uttar Pradesh, during April 2000 to December 2018, amounted to USD 686 million. Merchandise exports from Uttar Pradesh reached USD 13.80 billion in 2017-18 and USD 11.96 billion in April-December 2018.

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Capital: Lucknow
Geographical Area (sq km): 240, 928
Literacy rate: 67.68 Per cent
State Language: Urdu, Hindi and English

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