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Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011 - District Profile : Rajkot


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2. Index 1 Rajkot: A Snapshot 2 Economy and Industry Profile 3 Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 4 Support Infrastructure 5 Social Infrastructure 6 Tourism 7 Investment Opportunities 2 3. 1Rajkot : A Snapshot3 4. Introduction: RajkotMap 1: District Map of Rajkot with talukasRajkot is located in the south-west region of GujaratThe district headquarter is Rajkot city Largest city in Saurashtra and fourth largest in Gujarat stateThe district has 14 talukas of which the major talukas are Rajkot, Morbi, Jetpur, Wankaner, Upleta and DhorajiRajkot city is considered the economic, industrial and educational hub of the regionThe district boasts of a stock exchange, which is linkedMaliya with exchanges in Mumbai, Kolkata & New Delhi MorbiEngineering and Auto ancillary industry is viewed as the growth engine of the district .Textiles and Apparels is also anTankara Wankaner emerging sector PaddhariAjanta, worlds largest clock manufacturer is present in theRajkot district LodhikaJasdanJam KandornaKotdaFocus sectors Upleta GondalSanghani Engineering & electronicsDhoraji Jetpur Textiles & apparels ChemicalsDistrict Headquarter Infrastructure TalukasSource : Rajkot District Collectorate, Rajkot CDP 2005-201244 5. Fact File70.20 to 71.40 East (Longitude) Geographical Location20.58 to 23.08 North (Latitude)41 Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature9 Centigrade (Minimum) Average Rainfall 540 to 600 mm Rivers Bhadar, Machh and Aji Area 11203 sq. km District Headquarter Rajkot Talukas14 Population 31,68,392 (As per Census 2001) Population Density 283 Persons per sq. km Sex Ratio930 Females per 1000 Males Literacy Rate74.85% Language Gujarati, Hindi and English Seismic Zone Zone IIISource : Rajkot District Collectorate, Socio Economic Profile 2006-07, Gujarat Seismic Zone Map 5 5 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile6 7. Economy and Industry ProfileThe occupational pattern in Rajkot is primarily based on manufacturing and service sector. About 42% of workers are engaged in service activities and 34% in manufacturing activitiesManufacturing activities are concentrated in two main industrial estates Aji and BhaktinagarIn the past, Rajkot concentrated around the establishment of cloth mills. The current trend of industrial growth is towards the Engineering and Autoancillary sector. In this sector, diesel engine is the leading business with around 105 manufacturing units operational in the districtThe district also has various manufacturing units for machine tools, industrial equipments, lathe machines, metallurgical industries, electronics, engineering and auto ancillary sectorSmall and medium industries are dominated by foundries, engineering & automobile works, textile related units gold & silver jewellery, handicrafts, spices, medicines, and wall clocksJetpur taluka of the district is famous for dyeing and printing business and Paddhari taluka for ginning and pressing business in the entire StateSource : Rajkot District Collectorate, Rajkot CDP 2005-201277 8. AgricultureLargest Producer of Cotton in GujaratRajkot district is the largest producer of cotton in2 ndLargest Producer of Oil Seeds in Gujarat 2nd Largest Producer of Spices & Onions in Gujarat the State. It is the second largest producer for oil Fig. 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 seeds with groundnut being the major oil seed 50000 46645450000 45000 409043 400000In 2006-07,Rajkot produced 12,996 Metric40000350000Production (M.T.) 35000300000 Area (00 Ha) Tonnes(MT)offruits, 4.09lakhMT of 30000250000 2500021470200000 vegetables and 0.81 lakh MT of spices.20000150000 1500081517 10000100000Main fruits include mango, chikoo, citrus & papaya50001424 12996 500000 0Rajkot is the second largest producer of onions Fruits Vegetables SpicesArea (00 Ha) Production (M.T.) in Gujarat state with 2.73 lakh MT of production in Fig. 2 : Food and Non-Food Crop Production 2006-07 2006-07 contributing 22% to the total production of 4500 18000 Production (00 M.T.) 4000 430015388 16000 onions in the State 3500 14000Area (00 Ha) 3000 12000 2500 310010000 2000 8000Rajkot is the second largest producer of spices 15001164 6000 1000 32804000 contributing 13% to total production in the State. 500 182 157219320000 0 Garlic and cumin are main spice crops in theCereals PulsesOilseedsCotton(Lint)Area (00 Ha)Production (00 M.T.) district with 27% share to the total production Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Directorate of Agriculture88 9. Minerals Fig. 3 : Fireclay Production in Gujarat Rajkot district is rich in minerals such as fireclay, 8%chalk, perlite and limestone Rajkot taluka is the largest producer of fireclay in theRajkotOthersdistrict contributing 92% of the total state productionduring 2005-06. Due to abundant availability of 92%fireclay in the district, firebricks and ceramic related Map 2: Mineral Reserves in Rajkotindustries (crockery) businesses have developed in Chalk LimestoneWankaner and Morbi talukas Fireclay Silica sand In India, perlite used for horticulture and construction Calciteapplications only occurs in Rajkot district. In 2001-02,the sole mine for perlite in the country recordedproduction of 137 Metric Tonnes Other minerals found in the district include bricksand, black trap, silica sand, calcite and red clay Source: Gujarat Mining Potential Report, CII, 2003, Gujarat Mineral Policy 2003 99 10. Major IndustriesThere are around 73 medium scale / large scale industrial units in RajkotMajority of the industries are concentrated in Rajkot, Morbi and Kotda Sanghani talukas of the districtThe industrial units are present across engineering, forging, casting, solvent plants, paper, milk products, ceramics, electronics & pharmaceuticals sectors*Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Rajkot DistrictName of Company Taluka ProductionAjanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd.MorbiElectronicsAtop Food productsMorbiPotato ChipsBalaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. LodhikaProcessed Food ProductArcher Metals Ltd.Kotda Sanghani Aluminium CoilsGujarat Goldcoin Ceramics Ltd.Paddhari Ceramic ( Wall and Floor tiles)Echjay Industries Ltd.Rajkot Automotive Components and ForgingsAtul Auto Ltd.Kotda Sanghani Three Wheeler Passenger RickshawRolex Rings Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot Forged and Rolled RingsGujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd.Gondal ChemicalsSamay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot Electronics * Indicative listSource : Rajkot District Collectorate, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 1010 11. Major IndustriesMap 3 : Major Industry Players in Rajkot Maliya Morbi Tankara Wankaner Paddhari Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot Atop Food Products Lodhika Jasdan Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. Jam Kandorna Kotda Echjay Industries Ltd. Gujarat Agro Industries Sanghani Corporation Ltd.Samay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Upleta Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Jetpur Dhoraji Atul Auto Ltd. Rolex Rings Pvt. Ltd.* Indicative listSource : Rajkot District Profile Booklet 2004 1111 12. Small Scale Industries (SSI) There are over 30,463 small scale industries operating in Rajkot district in the areas such as Some of themain industries include machinery, textiles, food products, glass and ceramics, and metal products Maximum number of SSI units (5,283 Units) belong to machineries followed by textiles (4,389 Units) Most of the small scale industries are located at talukas such as Rajkot, Jetpur, Morbi, and GondalFigure 4 & 5 : Contribution of Industry Sectors in SSI units 5%4%17%Machineries 3% 3% Textiles3% 39% Food products Electricity equipments Metal productsTobacco prroducts SSIOther 14% Glass and CeramicsWood ContributionNon ferrous metalsSSIsLeather Rubber and its products Automobile parts Chemicals Other industries7% Paper and its products 2%Others 82%6% 2%3% 4%6%Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 12 12 13. Small Scale Industries (SSI)Map 4: Talukawise SSIs in RajkotMaliya MorbiTankaraWankaner Paddhari RajkotLodhikaKotdaSanganiJam Gondal JasdanKandorna UpletaFood Products Paper & its productsJetpur TextilesMineral basedDhorajiWood Products EngineeringSource : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-0713 13 14. Industry and Investment Trends As per the Industrial Entrepreneur Memoranda(IEMs) filed, the total investments during 1988-97 Fig. 6: Decadal Industry Trendswas INR 1,495 Crore (USD 356 million) and during 489501998 -2007 investments were to the tune of INR 500001,657 Crore (USD 395 million)40000 22529 30000 Around 50% of the growth in investments during 200001657 2071495 1561998-2007 has been in the industry sector such as100000Ceramics, Textiles, Machines and Engineering1988-1997 1998-2007 Total number of industrial units have grown fromInvestmentsEm ployment Units156 to 207 with ceramics sector contributing 35%of new units established during 1998-2007 The number of jobs created during 1998-2007 hasdoubled as compared to previous decade (1988-1998) was 22,529 Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-071414 15. Investment Trends: 1988-97 During 1988-97, infrastructure sector attractedhighest investment worth INR 566 crore (USD134.76 million)contributing 38% to totalFig. 7 : Major Investments & Employment During 1988-97investments2500 2159 In Food processing industry, Vegetable oils sector Investm ent & Employment 18792000attracted investments of INR 129 crore (USD 31.41500million) generating highest number of jobs during 1000 566652566 5241988-1997 500283 129118115100 85 Within the Engineering sector,Industrial0MetallurgicalMachineryChemicalsIndustrial Vegetable CeramicsInfrastructure industriesmachinery attracted major investments of INR 118Oilsprojectscrore (USD 28.78 million) while Metallurgical Sectorsindustries investments were to the tune of INR 85InvestmentsEmploymentcrore (20.7 million) and stood second highest togenerate jobs (1879) in the district Ceramics and Chemicals sectorattractedinvestments of INR 115 c