These Indian states have seen the worst economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Indian states will bear a loss of ₹30.3 lakh crore to their gross domestic product (GDP), which accounts for 13.5% of the overall GDP.
  • The combined loss from orange and red zones is around 90% of the total depletion.
  • The top three states will the most reported cases of coronavirus — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat — are also the three with the biggest dip in their gross state domestic product (GSDP).
The coronavirus lockdown hasn’t been easy on India or its 29 states and seven union territories (UTs). Their overall productivity — the gross domestic product (GDP) — is estimated to have taken a hit of ₹30.3 lakh crore, according to a report by SBI Research. This is a dip of nearly 13.5% of the overall GDP that SBI attributes directly to COVID-19.


The worst-hit are the orange and red zones where economic activity came to a near standstill during the nationwide lockdown. Green zones, on the other hand, remained relatively sheltered as most areas were allowed to remain functional. “The combined loss of orange and red zones is around 90% of the total loss. The loss in the green zones is the least, as 80% of the population in this zone is located in rural areas which are almost open for all activities,” said SBI’s report.

The three states which have reported the highest number of coronavirus cases, are also the three that have shown the biggest loss in their gross state domestic product (GSDP). Maharashtra with 52667 cases has lost 15.6%, followed by Tamil Nadu at 9% and Gujarat at 8.6%. “The top ten states accounted for 75% of total GDP loss,” said the report.
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Simply put, GSDP is a measure of the volume of all goods and services in monetary terms produced within the boundaries of a state or UT. “As per our estimates, FY21 GDP growth would be now around –6.8%, and FY21 GVA [gross value addition] growth would be around –3.1%,” forecasts SBI Research.

Here’s the state-wise breakdown of loss as % of GSDP

StatesLoss as % of GSDP
Maharashtra15.40%
Tamil Nadu14.90%
Gujarat15.00%
Uttar Pradesh13.10%
Karnataka11.40%
West Bengal14.60%
Delhi18.80%
Rajasthan14.10%
Andhra Pradesh14.90%
Telangana14.60%
Kerala12.60%
Madhya Pradesh11.50%
Haryana12.60%
Punjab13.60%
Bihar11.50%
Odisha9.40%
Jharkhand10.00%
Chhattisgarh8.50%
Uttarakhand10.20%
Assam7.00%
Jammu & Kashmir13.10%
Himachal Pradesh10.00%
Chandigarh18.80%
Goa6.30%
Puducherry11.00%
Tripura7.40%
Meghalaya8.00%
Nagaland6.30%
Sikkim6.30%
Manipur6.30%
Arunachal Pradesh6.30%
Mizoram6.30%
A & N Islands14.10%
All India13.50%


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