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Economy And Infrastructure

Delhi economy has displayed enormous growth over the last two decades. The GDP or Gross Domestic Product which is indicative of economical position of a place has steadily increased. The economic survey conducted in year 2001 brought out some of the most impressive figures:

  • GDP of Delhi was 478 billion rupees.
  • The Per Capita Income was approximately 39, 000 rupees.
  • The annual economic growth rate of City was approximately 10%.
  • The statistics revealed that tertiary sector contributed to approximately 80% of GDP.
  • The remaining 20% was contributed by primary and secondary sectors.

The tertiary sector consists of sectors like financing, insurance, trade, BPO’s, real estates and restaurants which mainly aim at providing one or other type of services. There was a considerable amount of growth in this sector between the decade 1990 and 2000 in the range of 8%. This growth was the result of investor friendly government policies and availability of better infrastructure.

Growth in Delhi's Economy

The enormous growth in Delhi’s economy is the result of excellent Industrialization that has taken place over the last few years. Some of the unique businesses which are special to Delhi include textile, jewellery, silver articles, fashion goods, embroidery works, handlooms and Handicrafts. Modern industries include IT services and BPO’s. These sectors have enormously contributed to the rise in GDP of city along with other service industries.

Delhi does not have adequate agriculture fields except for few farm lands in the outskirts adjoining the Haryana state. Some of the prominent crops which are found on outskirts include Jowar, Bajra, Gram and Wheat. The Milk and Animal husbandry industry generates a lot of revenue for the city. Delhi has surplus dairy production which can cater for the needs of city as well as neighboring areas.

The city does not have adequate mineral deposits except few items like building materials and china clay which are found in isolated parts of city. The building materials mainly consist of bajri, bricks, stones and sand. Kaolin finds excellent application in the field of refractory industries and brick manufacture/china ware makes use of fire clay. Quartzite rock which is abundantly found on ridges is very useful in manufacture of buildings and stone wares.

Industrial Policy

The government of Delhi has an excellent Industrial policy. It encourages Industries to enhance their production rate by utilizing less power and generating more employment for semi-skilled, skilled and unskilled labor.


Delhi has undergone various infrastructure transformation and modernization in the last few decades owing to excellent economic growth and enhanced foreign investment. The infrastructure and facilities available in national capital is encouraging numerous corporate companies and MNC’s to set up their working offices and customer care centers in Delhi. The IT, BPO, Hospitality management, medical services is on the boom in city.

The excellent infrastructure available in Delhi has helped it stand at par with many of the cities of the world in terms of all round development. Delhi has enhanced infrastructure in the form of healthcare services, bridges, flyovers, roads and sanitation. The excellent education facilities available in Delhi has always attracted and fascinated people worldwide. There are very good colleges and schools in Delhi with excellent facilities and infrastructure. The other important facilities provided by the government are housing, power, telecom and transportation.

Delhi Metro Rail

Delhi Metro rail service has come as a boon for daily commuters of the city.   Metro rail has transformed the very structure of transportation in Delhi. It is popularly called as the "life line" of Delhi. The technological advancements of Delhi Metro Project have been widely appreciated worldwide. The Metro service which is maintained by the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has changed the very structure of transportation in Delhi.

Delhi Airports

Delhi has an international airport located at 24 km south of New Delhi. The airport which is popularly called as Indira Gandhi International Airport has two terminals, the International and Domestic terminals. Flights to various international and domestic destinations operate from this airport. This is the busiest airport in the country.

Delhi Hotels

Delhi is a city where tourists with different financial status can easily find suitable accommodation. The city has numerous hotels ranging from five star statuses to cheap budget hotels. The five star hotels are very luxurious with excellent quality of service. The Paharganj area outside the New Delhi railway stations has numerous budget hotels which can accommodate large number of visitors. This area is aptly suitable for people who have to catch a train or wants to remain in the Central Delhi.

Transport System in Delhi

DTC or Delhi Transport Corporation is the main source of transportation in Delhi. DTC runs numerous bus services in Delhi at regular intervals. This service also has the distinction of being the world’s largest compressed natural gas user bus service. DTC has undergone remarkable transformation and development since its introduction in 1984. The usage of CNG has considerably helped in minimizing the pollution levels in city. There are also several private bus services which are managed by private firms and operatives in Delhi.

Hospitals in Delhi

A well developed city should have modern medical facilities. Delhi has excellent medical facilities in the country. Delhi has numerous private and government medical care centers which offer excellent medical facilities. The National Capital Territory (NCT) has a Directorate of health Services (DHS) wing which looks after health care requirement of its people. The department is responsible to liaise with other health care departments to provide best medical facilities in Delhi.


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