March 2010
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Brand India

From a 'developing nation' just two decades back, India, today, has emerged as one of the decisive nations shaping the contours of the world economy. Consistently charting a growth path over the last few years, Brand India is an idea whose time has truly arrived. Today, the triumph of Brand India is visible in almost all fields — with some aggressive cross-border acquisitions India has been rewriting the global business equations; India has established its leadership in IT and knowledge-based industries globally; and along with the rapidly declining age profile, it has the fastest growing population of workers and consumers.

With huge investments in infrastructure development on the anvil, India is today a preferred investment destination. It has one of the world’s most rapidly growing markets, and today, Indian products and services are recognised for their quality all over the world.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh, located in south India, is the fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. The gross state domestic product (GSDP) for 2007-08, at constant prices stood at US$ 42 billion, while the per capita net state domestic product (NSDP) for 2007-08 at current price was US$ 700. The state is looking at an annual economic growth rate of 9 per cent during the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012).

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in the state between April 2000 and July 2009 were close to US$ 4 billion. The state provides a conducive environment for the growth of knowledge-based industries. The state is a leading IT and biotech hub
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