New Delhi is the capital of India, where the federal government sits. It resides within the city and union territory of Delhi, which is the largest commercial centre in northern India that accounts for around 7-8% of India’s total GDP. Delhi NCR encompasses the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and several districts from the surrounding states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Delhi NCR is among the world’s largest urban agglomeration with a population of more than 46 million. The cities of Gurgaon and Noida are known as the region’s respective commercial and electronics hubs. It has strong infrastructure and connectivity, with the region having the largest metro rail network in India and the busiest airport in India and South Asia – Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Mumbai is the financial and commercial capital of India. It is the capital of Maharashtra, the wealthiest state in India. Mumbai’s Gross State Domestic Production (GSDP) of about US$400 billion is the highest among all Indian states. It houses the headquarters of a large number of major Indian companies like Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group, and Godrej Group. The city is also home to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Mumbai is considered the gateway to India, with about 40 percent of India’s container throughput flowing through the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is situated in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent. Tamil Nadu’s economy is the 2nd largest in India with US$250 billion GSDP, after Maharashtra. Services contribute to 45% of the state’s economic activity, followed by manufacturing. The state recorded US$29.8 billion worth of exports in 2017-18, contributing close to 10% of India’s net exports. It also has the third longest coastline in India with three major ports. The state also produces nearly 400,000 engineering & polytechnic students every year, the highest in the country.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the fastest growing states in India. Situated in the southeastern region, it has been consistently ranked among the top Indian states in the Ease of Doing Business Index (by India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the World Bank). Andhra Pradesh’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) growth of 11.22% in 2017-2018 stands above the national average of 6.6%1. It also commands the second longest mainland coastline in India – 974 kilometres – and is the largest producer and exporter of aquaculture products. Amaravati is the new greenfield capital city of Andhra Pradesh and drives demand for urban infrastructure and smart solutions. A Government-to-Government Memorandum of Understanding between Singapore and Andhra Pradesh was signed on 15 May 2017 for greater cooperation in the promotion of bilateral trade and investment.
1 2017-18 Socio Economic Survey, Andhra Pradesh