Tamil Nadu is India’s numero UNO factory

Tamil Nadu has the highest number of factories in the country and employs the largest factory workforce, according to RBI data for the financial year 2014. The Reserve Bank of India, for the first time, has published a Handbook of Statistics on state-level data. In terms of capital, Gujarat has been leading the country since 1991 with a cumulative investment of over Rs. 5.4 lakh crore in 2014. Maharashtra with Rs. 4.8 lakh crore and Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs. 3.8 lakh crore came second and third in the list. Odisha and Uttar Pradesh took the fourth and fifth slots while pan-India figure for cumulative investment stood at Rs. 33 lakh crore. There are more than 2.24 lakh factories across the country of which 37,378 units are in Tamil Nadu, accounting for 17 per cent of all units.

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