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In my second year undergraduate course for economics, we had a paper called 'Economy of Gujarat'. There were no comprehensive textbooks or notes to guide us and loads of time was wasted in just collecting information. This is an attempt to make my entire set of notes available on the net so that it is easily accessible to all my juniors and anybody else who may find it to be useful. The preparation of these notes was a lot of work and it would really be a shame, if i was the only one who would use it.

Given below is the syllabus. I will update the blog with about one topic being covered every day. Every time I blog on a topic, it will be linked to from this page. So, this page will also work as the table of contents.

Gujarat University
(Effective from June, 2004) 
Paper--4: Economy of Gujarat
I Introduction 
II Profile of Gujarat in the Background of Indian Economy
  • Population
  • State Domestic Product
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Service Sector
  • International Trade
III Demographic Features of Gujarat
  • Trends in population since 1961
  • Birth Rate
  • Death rate
  • Infant Mortality Rate
  • Fertility Rate
  • Longevity
  • Sex-ratio
  • Literacy Rate
  • Age composition
  • Rural - Urban distribution of population in Gujarat
  • Population policy of govt. of Gujarat
IV Agriculture
  • Brief historical survey of agriculture in Gujarat
  • Agro-Climatic zones
  • Land Utilization and Productivity
  • Crop Pattern
  • Green Revolution
  • Irrigation: Large, Medium and Minor Irrigation
  • Sardar Sarovar Project
  • Agricultural Produce Marketing.
V Industry
  • A Brief Historical Survey of Industries in Gujarat
  • Industrial development in Gujarat after 1960: Structural Changes
  • Textile Industry
  • Diamond Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Chemicals and Dye-Stuff Industry
  • Importance and Development of Small Scale and Cottage Industries in Gujarat
  • Public Sector in Gujarat: Problems and Performance
  • Industrial Policy of Government of Gujarat
  • Industrial Policy of 2009
VI Infrastructure I 

Importance, trends and policies regarding the below mentioned sectors:
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Telecommunications
  • Ports
VII Infrastructure II

Importance, trends and policies regarding the below mentioned sectors:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Banking
  • Insurance
VIII State Finance
  • Trends in Income and Expenditure of Govt. of Gujarat
  • Planning in Gujarat
  • Critical Appraisal of the 9th 5 Year Plan
IX Co-operative Movement in Gujarat
  • Milk producing and Milk Marketing Co-operatives, White Revolution
  • Industrial Co-operatives 
  • Credit Co-operatives
  • Urban Co-operative Banking
X Specific Issues
  • Economically Backward Areas in Gujarat
  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Industrial and Agricultural Labour
  • Coastal Pollution
  • Agricultural Pollution