The award recognises the political and business leaders
around the globe, who have been proactive, dynamic and
innovative in securing foreign investment and improving the
business environment of their jurisdiction, an official
statement today said.
According to the statement, Gujarat had last year
attracted USD 2.8 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
which is 10.3 per cent of total FDI in the country.
This is 57 per cent more than previous year's figures, it
The statement said that Gujarat has seen economic growth
of about 10 per cent year-in, year-out, the fastest growth
rate of any state in India.
Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi has been named as winner of the 'FDI Asian Personality of
the Year' awards by the FDI Magazine of the Financial Times
First Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 22:53