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Numbers of note

Numbers of note

$150 billion (Rs 6,15,000 crore) is what India will have to spend over the next seven-to-eight years to bridge the infrastructure deficit. For more on such interesting numbers read on.

3 million: The number of people employed in India's diamond industry

$150 billion (Rs 6,15,000 crore): The amount India will have to spend over the next seven-to-eight years to bridge the infrastructure deficit

3: Percentage of students seeking education loans in India, compared to 85 per cent in the UK, 77 per cent in the US and 70 per cent in France, according to ASSOCHAM

Rs 4,920 crore: The amount small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India will spend to beef up their internet infrastructure and enhance their internet access in 2007, according to an AMI-Partners study

1 million: The number of carbon-free hydrogen vehicles the government hopes to have on Indian roads by 2020

Rs 17,400 crore: Indian Railways' revenues from passenger traffic in 2006-07

9.4 per cent: India's GDP growth rate in 2006-07, the highest in the last 18 years

148 million tonne: Amount of cement India produced in 2006. Of this, 137 million tonne was consumed domestically

62 per cent: India's share of all transactions made on Visa cards in the Asia-Pacific region. The country has become the largest market for Visa debit and prepaid cards in the region, accounting for about 34 per cent of the company's total customer base of 100 million in the region

40 per cent: The attrition rate in the Indian BPO industry

7.2 million tonne: The total annual domestic demand for paper. The total annual domestic production is 6.7 million tonne

290 billion litres: Amount of water used by Coca-Cola Company for beverage production last year. The company now takes 2.54 litres of water to make one litre of Coke, compared to 3.14 litres five years ago.

Published on: Sep 03, 2007, 5:18 AM IST
Posted by: AtMigration, Sep 03, 2007, 5:18 AM IST