Economy of Rajasthan

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A section of National Highway 8 in Rajasthan.

Macro-economic trend[edit]

Rajasthan was among the leading investment destination in India last year. Millions of jobs are expected to be generated in IT and Manufacturing fields in Mahindra World City Jaipur and area facing National Capital Region.


Rajasthan's economy is primarily agricultural and pastoral. The problem of famine and drought is deeply related with the economy of Rajasthan.


Last year Rajasthan was the leading investment destination in India after Maharashtra and Gujarat because of peaceful environment, better law and order situation, excellent infrastructure, investment friendly climate and very less population density. Areas facing NCR such as Bhiwadi are now buzzing with automobile and manufacturing companies.

Rajasthan is pre-eminent in quarrying and mining in India. The state is the second largest source of cement. It has rich salt deposits at Sambhar, copper mines at Khetri and zinc mines at Dariba and Zawar. This is a chart of output of major minerals of Rajasthan.

Mineral National Share
Wollastonite 100%
Jasper 100%
Zinc concentrate 99%
Fluorite 96%
Gypsum 93%
Marble 90%
Asbestos 89%
Soapstone 87%
Lead concentrate 80%
Phosphate rock 75%
Ball clay 71%
Calcite 70%
Sandstone 70%
Flaggy limestone 70%
Feldspar 70%


Endowed with natural beauty and a great history, tourism is flourishing in Rajasthan. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destination of many tourists, Indian and foreign.


A spin-off of tourism has been the growth of the handicrafts industry.