• MP is the second largest State of India stretching over 308,000 sq.kms

• Rich in natural resources – Fuel/Mineral/Agri/Bio etc.
• 31 % of the lands under forest cover with a largely unexploited species of rare, Valuable medicinal-herbal plants .
• Largest producer of soyabean, pulses, gram, and garlic.
• Third largest producer of cement in India
• Over 144 BCM of coal bed methane reserves available
• Investor friendly and peaceful environment
• Centre for quality professional education
• Skilled and technical manpower
• Natural logistics hub of the country
• 11 Agro climatic zones
• Strategic location
• Low cost of land
• Tourists delight
• Vibrant industrial base
• Non Parochial culture

Strengths of MP


Madhya Pradesh the second largest Indian state, covering 9.5% of the area of the country, is endowed with rich natural resources, salubrious climate and fertile agro-climatic conditions.

In the recent years, Indian economy has changed substantially. Market forces, rather than GovernŽment, have begun to dictate investment flows across the industrial sectors. In Madhya Pradesh, investors have better options in terms of project location, infrastructure, incentives and other facilities. The State Government has laid out business friendly policies for accelerating industrialization of the state.

Industry, in Madhya Pradesh, is largely natural resources driven. It has abundant natural wealth in the form of limestone, coal, Soya, cotton, bauxite, iron ore, silica and so on. The state has a strong industrial base in sectors like textile, cement, steel, Soya processing and optical fiber. Major Central public sector undertakings: BHEL, National Fertilizers Limited, Security Paper Mill, Hoshangabad, Currency Printing Press, Dewas, Alkaloid Factory Neemuch, Ordnance Factory, Itarsi, Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur and Nepa Mills, are also located in the state.

Connectivity is the key to economic advancement. Connectivity is the key to development. And connectivity is strength of Madhya Pradesh. The State has a well high perfect equidistant connectivity  to India's metros, and other markets. Coupled with the state's vast and rich natural resources are the rich cultural heritage, an excellent quality of life, a thriving industrial base, peaceful manpower, and a progressive and investor friendly government. That sums up "Advantage Madhya Pradesh".

Strategic Location:
  • 425 trains pass through MP daily with 220 trains passing through the state capital Bhopal alone.
  • National Highways of 4885 km criss -cross MP.
  • 6 National Highways, including trunk routes of Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi- Bangalore and Delhi-Hyderabad pass through the state.
  • State Highways spanning 9885 km and connecting key urban and tourist centre.
  • Air links to principal cities like Delhi Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Hyderabad, Raipur are well connected from Bhopal & Indore.
  • Convenient air links to principal cities-Bhopal, Indore, Khajuraho and Gwalior.
  • Convenient linkages to Kandla Port, Jawahar Nehru Port Trust, etc.

     Madhya Pradesh conjures up images of abundant natur  al beauty. The truth is not far from reality.
   The state is home to dense forests, areas that are rich in minerals, a variety of fauna and a network of rivers. Madhya Pradesh's scintillating natural beauty also makes it ideal for tourism.

Rich Natural Resources:
  • Madhya Pradesh has 11 different agro-climatic zones.
  • Rich mineral wealth of iron ore, diamonds, copper ore, magnesium ore, limestone, coal and marble, granite.
  •  12.4% of India's forests are in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Scarce fuel resources such as coal and coal-bed methane are available in plenty.
  • 7.7% of India's coal reserves are in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Asia's thickest coal seam located in the district of Sidhi.
  • Madhya Pradesh has the only working diamond mine in India.
  • 144 BCM of coal bed methane reserves identified.
  • Prospecting for blocks available for captive mining for power, cement, iron and steel units.
  • Large reserves of limestone, the basic construction raw material.
  • Manganese and dolomite, key ingredient to iron and steel, found here.
  • Exotic varieties of dimensional stones i.e. marble, granite and flagstone available.
  • Largest producer of oilseeds and pulses in the country.
  • 25.3% of pulses and 36% Grams of total production of the country grown here.
  • Commercially favoured varieties of wheat and potato grown.
  • Largest producer of garlic and coriander.
  • Massive wastelands and government farms measuring from 50 to 3000 acres ready to be offered for investment.
  • Government of Madhya Pradesh has prepared a policy for allotment of Non Forest Waste Land for the investors.
  • Contract Farming is allowed. APMC act being amended.
Rich Biodiversity:
  • 31 % of state under forest cover.
  • 11 of 25 Global Agro-climatic Zones in MP.
  • A largely unexploited species of rare, valuable medicinal-herbal plants.

Madhya Pradesh is endowed with rich and diverse forest resources. Lying between lat. 21 004'N and Long. 74 002' and 82 049' E, it is a reservoir of biodiversity. The geographical area of the state is 3,08,252 sq. km which constitutes 9.38% of the land area of the country. The forest area of the state is 95,221 sq km constituting 31% of the geographical area of the state and 12.44% of the forest area of the country. This vast forest cover offers rich herbal resources in the state.

Skilled Manpower & Education Centre:
  • About 90390 technical graduates and an overall figure of 2,70,000 graduates add to the workforce each year.
  •  Indian Institute of Information Technology at Gwalior, National Law School and National Judicial Academy and National Institute of Technology at Bhopal, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) at Indore and a large number of such national level and renowned state level educational centre are located in Madhya Pradesh.
INDORE          Pharmaceutical, Textile, Food Processing, IT, Auto Components
BHOPAL         Engineering, Textile, Biotech, Herbal, IT, Food Processing
JABALPUR      Garment, Mineral, Stone, Forest, Herbal, Food Processing
GWALIOR       Electronics, IT, FMCG, Engineering, Stone, Food Processing
REWA            Mineral, Cement, Forest produces
SAGAR           Mineral Processing, Stone


Growth Centre/ Industrial Area under M.P. Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (MPAKVN)

Area developed 3254.78 Hectares
Units in production LMI - 153, SSI- 832
Major Groups Bajaj, Eicher, Bridgestone, Hindustan Motors, Kinetic, SRF, Nicholas, Indorama, IPCA, Bhilwara, Flexituff, Pratibha Syntex, Lio Gong (India), Man Force, Cummins India
Growth Centres Pithampur, Kheda, Megh Nagar
Special infrastructure SEZ, Food Park, Apparel Park, ICD
Area developed 1350.38 Hectares
Units in production LMI - 39 , SSI - 294
Major Groups HEG, Crompton Greaves, P&G, Godrej, Lupin, IFB, Oswal, Vardhman
Growth Centres Mandideep, Pillukhedi
Special infrastructure lCD, Food Park
Area developed 2473.76 Hectares
Units in production LMI - 44, SSI - 233
Major Groups JK, Surya Roshini, Godrej, Grasim, Cadbury, Crompton Greaves
Growth Centres Malanpur, Ghirongi, Banmore, Chainpura, Siddhgawan, Pratappura
Special infrastructure lCD, Food Park, Stone Park
Area developed 1250 Hectares
Units in production LMI - 10, SSI- 44
Major Groups Raymond, Hindustan Petroluem, PBM, Ayur
Growth Centres Boregaon, Maneri
Special infrastructure Stone Park, Food Park, Mineral & Agri specific SEZ
Area developed 307.36 Hectares
Units in production LMI - 7, SSI - 71
Major Groups Birla, Jaypee
Growth Centres Rewa, Waidhan, Purena
Special infrastructure  -  
Area developed 431.56 Hectare
Units in production LMI - 52, SSI - 23
Major Groups Tata, Ranbaxy, S Kumars, Gajra, Kirloskar, Johnson, Ruchi
Growth Centres Dewas, Maxi
Special infrastructure Food Park, IID

Six Food Parks in Madhya Pradesh

  • Jaggakhedi (Distt. Mandsaur),
  • Nimrani, (Distt. Khargone),
  • Piparia-Babai (Distt. Hoshangabad),
  • Borgaon (Distt. Chhindwara),
  • Maneri (Distt. Mandla),
  • Malanpur-Ghirongi (Distt. Bhind).

SEZ Indore:

  • Area of SEZ 1113.722 Hact. (Notified) tified)
  • At Present 296 Hact. is Processing Zone
  • 26 Industrial Units and 2 Trading Units are in function.
  • The investment on this unit is 1214.31 Crores

Industrial Infrastructure:

  •  Rail Inland container Depots are in operation at Mandideep. Pithampur and Malanpur.
  • Specialized Infrastructure as SEZ, Food parks, Readymade garment complex, Electronic Complex, Apparel    Park, Pharma Zone, Stone Parks, Auto Cluster, are created to cater the the infrastructure needs of specific sector industries.
  • SEZ Hargarh – A Mineral specific SEZ near Jabalpur is being developed to provide infrastructure for mineral based industries.
  • SEZ Umariya-Dungariya – An Agro specific SEZ near Jabalpur is being developed to provide infrastructure for Agri & Food Processing Industries.

Crystal IT Park

It is situated near Bhanwarkuan Chauraha on Khandwa Road, right in front of the Devi Ahilya University.

Apparel Park

A Mega Project of Rs. 2907 lakh for establishing Apparel Park at Indore has been sanctioned by Government of India. This Park would spread over 150 to 260 acres of land.



Proposed Investment Nodes in M.P.

Phase-1: Investment Region

  • Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region
  • Ratlam-Nagda Investment Region

Phase-2: Industrial Area

  • Shajapur-Dewas Industrial Area
  • Neemuch-Nayagaon Industrial Area

EARLY BIRD PROJECTS under Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region

 Knowledge City : Knowledge city (Education Hub) on 419 Ha of land is being developed at Ujjain. World class education institutes, research centers, training centers in various discipline are proposed to be set up in this Knowledge City.

Economic Corridor : A corridor between Indore Airport & Pithampur on 22 km of length is being developed. Economic & commercial activities are proposed to be set up to 300 meters on each side of the corridor.

Water Management: Improvement of Water Supply and Waste Water Management in Pithampur Industrial Area.

 Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub : is being developed to meet the logistic demand of Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh & Pithampur at Pithampur on 176 Ha of land.

Other Proposed Projects  Pithampur - Dhar - Mhow Investment Region

  • Incubation Park, Pithampur
  • Water Supply Project from Narmada
  • Water Supply & Sewerage System for Integrated Greenfield Township
  • Drainage and Rain water harvesting for Gambhir River
  • BRT System for Investment Region
  • Improvement of Public Transport Connectivity in immediate influence area (IIA) of IR
  • Betma Hills Environmental Regeneration Project
  • Development of Business Park Pithampur
  • Greenfield Integrated Township

Early Bird Projects  Ratlam - Nagda Investment Region

  • Multi Modal Logistic Hub, Ratlam Ratlam
  • 100 MW Gas Based Power Plant in Ratlam/Ujjain
  • Distt Power Equipment Manufacturing Hub, Distt. Rajgarh
  • Biotechnology Park Ratlam
  • Food Park, Neemuch
  • Economic Corridor on Ratlam-Sailana Road
Cost Advantage for Business Investment in Madhya Pradesh

Land Cost Advantage

1 $=INR 45.00

Man Power Cost Advantage

Cost to Company for the same executive is cheaper by 30-35% in Madhya Pradesh with greater saving potential for the executive

1 $=INR 45.00

Logistic Advantage

Procter & Gamble took a strategic decision in the year 2000-2001 to locate their Central Warehouse at Bhopal for their entire FMCG products. It has helped P&G to save logistical expenses to the tune of 20 million USD (INR 90 crore )per annum. Many FMCG Companies are now relocating their warehouses to Madhya Pradesh.

Fiscal Advantage under Industrial Policy

  • Concession on land to Mega Projects.
  • Exemption from Entry Tax for five years.
  • Interest Rebate for 5 to 7 years.
  • Exemption from "Electricity Duty" for first 5 years on captive power generation.
  • Available technical manpower over 90,000 per annum.
  • Industrially the most peaceful state.
Madhya Pradesh
One of the most peaceful &

Labour Productive State Labour Productive State Labour Productive State

Cost of skilled labour
$ 3 per day (INR 150)
as compared to
$ 5 per day at metros (INR - 250)

Mandays lost over last five years
is less than 1% over the total mandays available

Highest ROI - M.P.

Quantification of estimated overall " Cost Advantages"
for a unit in Madhya Pradesh vis-a vis developed States & Metros.

Item Capital Savings %Annual Revenue Savings
Land Cost Advantage 10-15% 4-7%
Manpower Cost Advantage - 5-8%
Logistic Advantage - 5-10%
Fiscal Advantage of Industrial Policy 1-5% 3-5%
Capital Subsidy Advantage 4-7% 2-3%
Total Savings 15-27% 19-33%

Figures may vary from