The population of India is 1,330,096,837
as of September 2016, and the number is growing by 15 million every
year… which translates into adding Australia to the population
every year. Over 210 million Indians are urbanites - which is greater than the combined population of France, UK
and Germany. The country not only has the second largest English
speaking manpower resource in the world, its 305 million strong
scientific and technical manpower pool is the fifth largest in the
world … making it easily a national power to reckon with. Add to this
also the fact that India has the fourth largest pool of doctors in the
world… a figure that is growing rapidly.
India basically has tropical climate three main
Summer season: April to June
Monsoon season: July to September
Winter season: October to March
is commonly used in all business transactions. India has the second
largest English speaking base in the world. However, the main spoken
language is Hindi.
Currency of India is the Rupee, which has 100 paise to it, the Rupee
comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 100, and 500. The conversion
rate at present (April-2000) is 1 USD= Rs. 43.00
CUSTOMS AND VISA FORMALITIES
Foreigners desirous of visiting India can
do so after obtaining a visa from the Indian Mission in their country.
They should posses a valid National Passport, except in the case of
nationals of Bhutan and Nepal, who may carry only suitable means of
identification. There are two channels for customs clearance - the
Green Channel for passengers without any dutiable articles and the Red
Channel for the passengers with dutiable items or high value articles.
For more information contact the nearest Government of India Tourism
Office or the India Mission.
has two domestic airlines - Indian Airlines and Vayudoot who between
them service all important towns and cities. Indian airlines has been
ranked as the world’s second largest domestic IATA airline outside USA
and has a large and modern fleet of A300, A320 and B737 aircraft. The
Indian Railway Network not only connects the entire country literally
but is also the second largest in the world, used evade by more than 11
million people. Apart from these, India offers the complete range of
transportation means. Air-conditioned luxury coaches, taxis, limousine
service as well as rent-a car service by major international companies
are all available. India has a fine network of metallic roads which
connect all important cities. Next to railways, motor transport is the
chief mode of travel.
all the world’s top credit cards have tie-ups with Indian counterparts,
the commonly accepted international credit cards are: VISA, AMERICAN
EXPRESS, MASTER CARD, ETC.
The normal business hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday are weekly off days for all
business establishments and government offices.
INDIAN STANDARD TIME (ISI)
IST is 5
½ hours ahead of GMT.
domestic usage points receive 220V, 50 cycles.
The system used for TV is PAL.