Destination Chennai


India is one of the largest and fastest growing world economies. A top-ten destination for global investments.
As a base for high-tech companies and multinational corporations, India offers access to one of the world’s largest consumer markets with a vast and young talent pool. Propelling India’s huge success is growing urban infrastructure, thriving IT, banking and financial services, and emerging telecommunication and manufacturing sectors.


Tamil Nadu Workforce

  • literacy rate of over 80%
  • Strong pool of engineering graduates and technicians
  • Highest concentration of skilled labour engaged in manufacturing operations (Source: Annual Survey of Industries 2010-2011)
  • Four modern sea ports and 20 minor ports handling over 1.2 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2011-12


  • Capital of Tamil Nadu State and the largest commercial and industrial centre in Southern India
  • A top-ten global automotive manufacturing centre: produces 60% of India’s automotive exports
  • Other major industries: software services, electronics manufacturing, health care and financial services
  • Home to India’s third busiest airport, three major sea ports and well-connected rail network (Source: Confederation of Indian Industry)

States State GDP (Rs bn) 2012-13 Avg growth 2005- 06 to 2013-14 (Gross State Domestic Product) (PE) Population (mn) (Census 2011) Contribution to India GDP Avg growth in manufacturing ( from 2005-06 to 2013-14
Maharashtra 8,436 9.30% 112.4 15.4% 8.81%
Tamil Nadu 4,513 9.15% 72.2 8.2% 8.93%
Gujarat 4,272 9.75% 60.4 7.8% 9.57%
Karnataka 2,967 7.25% 61 5.4% 5.81%

Source: (PE) - Planning Commission, Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) & Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India (as on 31.05.2014).


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