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Dahod - District Profile


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  • 1. Dahod
  • 2. INDEX 1 Dahod: A Snapshot 2 Economy and Industry Profile 3 Industrial Locations / Infrastructure 4 Support Infrastructure 5 Social Infrastructure 6 Tourism 7 Investment Opportunities 8 Annexure 2
  • 3. 1Dahod: A Snapshot 3
  • 4. Introduction: Dahod Map1: District Map of Dahod with Talukas § Dahod is the eastern gateway of Gujarat and was carved out of Panchmahal district in 1979 § The district is spread across 7 talukas and Dahod taluka is the district headquarter § Dahod shares its border with Rajasthan state in the north and Madhya Pradesh state in the east § It is the second largest wholesale grains market in Fatehpura Gujarat Zalod § Focus Industry Sectors – Food products, rubber and Dahod Limkheda plastic products, and mineral based industries Devgadh Baria Dhanpur Gorbada § Tourist Destinations – Chhab lake, Aurangzebs Fort, the Shiva Temple at Bavka, Ratanmahal Sanctuary etc. Taluka District HeadquarterSource: Dahod District Profile, 2006-07 4
  • 5. Fact File 73.15° to 74.30° East (Longitude)Geographical Location 20.30 ° to 23.30 ° North (Latitude)Average Rainfall 1,107 mmRivers 4 (Anas, Panam, Macchan, Kali)Area 3,733 Headquarters DahodTalukas 7Population 1.63 Million (As per 2001 Census)Population Density 438 Persons per sq. kmSex Ratio 985 Females per 1000 MalesLiteracy Rate 45.65%Languages Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishSeismic Zone Zone IIISource: Dahod District Profile, 2006-07 5
  • 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile 6
  • 7. Economy and Industry Profile§ Dahod is predominantly an agricultural region and the prime share of revenue in the district comes from agriculture-based products§ Wheat and maize are the major crops of the district§ Agriculture has given a great impetus to home-based industries such as making jute ropes and weaving bamboo§ 4,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of quartz is produced in the district and supports cement, glass and ceramic industries§ The talukas Dahod and Devgadh Baria houses maximum number of small scale industries§ Gujarat Fluoro Chemicals Limited in Goghamba taluka is a public sector unit which is known for refrigerants§ Makharia Netting Private Limited in Dahod manufactures fishing netSource: Commissionerate of Geology and Mining, Government of Gujarat 7
  • 8. Agriculture Fig1: Production of Crops (Metric Tonnes) (2005 – 2006)§ Total cereal production in Dahod in 2006-07 was 2,12,200 38700 metric tonnes (MT) 13500§ 13,500 MT of maize was produced in the district in 2006-07 59500§ Total fruits and vegetables production in the district in 2006-07 was 13,270 and 88,396 MT respectively Rice Pulses Maize Fig.2: Production of Vegetable Crops (Metric Tonnes) Fig.3: Production of Fruit Crops (Metric Tonnes) (2006 – 2007) ( 2006 – 2007) Cauliflower 8,190 Cabbage 17,880 Custard Apple 1700 Citrus 2934 Brinjal 20,016 Onion 13,050 Mango 5213 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 Production (Metric Tonnes) Production ( Metric Tonnes) Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2007 8
  • 9. Small Scale Industries (SSI)§ There are 2,221 units of small scale industries in Dahod Fig.4: Sectorwise Investments, Units, Employment in SSIs ( 2006 – 2007) providing employment to almost 5,000 persons 2500 2118 2134§ Major SSIs in the district are in the sectors such as rubber & 2000 1500 771 950 plastic products, food products, engineering, readymade 1000 658 500 217 261 52 123 garments, minerals etc. 0 Rubber & Food products Ferrous metals Plastic (Engineering) products§ Dahod and Devgarh Baria talukas have maximum industrial Units Investments Employment ( INR Lakhs) units in the district i.e. 875 and 541 units respectively§ Dahod witnessed maximum investments to the tune of INR 4,996 lakhs (USD 12.2 mn) in 2006-2007 Source: Dahod District Profile 2006-07 9
  • 10. Economy Drivers§ The economy is mainly driven by agriculture and agriculture based products§ Water conservation measures, improved agricultural methods and community forestry programs support the agricultural practices in Dahod§ Being the district headquarter, Dahod taluka has the maximum industrial locations and major section of working population in Dahod are employed in small scale industries§ The economy of Dahod also thrives on the grain & pulse mills, food processing machinery, and cement & gypsum industries§ The district is well connected to other States through rail and road network§ The tribal culture and the fascinating tribal folklores of the district are a great attraction for the tourists 10
  • 11. 3Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 11
  • 12. Industrial EstatesTable 1: Industrial Estates in Dahod Map 2 : Industrial Estates in Dahod Name Size (Hectares) Dahod I 4 Dahod II 5.3 Devgadh Baria 6.07 Dahod Devgadh BariaSource: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Government of Gujarat 12
  • 13. 4Support Infrastructure 13
  • 14. Road and Rail Connectivity Road Map 3: Rail and Road Network§ National Highway (NH) 59 passes through Dahod and connects it to Ahmedabad (196 km), Godhra (71km) and Indore (249 km)§ NH 8E (extension) connects Dahod, Zalod, and the Rajasthan border§ State highway (SH) 2 connects the district to Ahmedabad and State highway (SH) 12 connects the district to Jambuva in Madhya Pradesh§ Hazira port is 330 km from Dahod Rail Table 2 & 3: Distance of Dahod from Major Industrial Centers / Indian Cities§ The broad gauge railway line connects Dahod to Major *Distance (km) Major *Distance Industrial from Indian (km) Vadodara, Godhra, Anand, Ahmedabad, and to Centres Dahod Cities from Dahod Valsad 393 Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh Kolkata 1695 Rajkot 231§ There are three railway lines in the district located Mehsana 289 Chennai 1541 Surat 326 Hyderabad 995 at talukas – Dahod, Limkheda and Piplod Vadodara 159 Delhi 800 Jamnagar 484 Source: Dahod District Profile: 2006-07, Government of Gujarat Ankleshwar 243 Mumbai 606 * All distances measured from Dahod (taluka) 14
  • 15. Power Supply Network Power Power Map Of Dahod§ Dahod has one 132 KV sub station which is connected to the 220 KV substation in Panchmahal district through its 132 KV line§ Another 132 KV line is proposed in the district 15
  • 16. Proposed Infrastructure ProjectsWater:§ N M Sadguru Water and Development Foundation (NMSWDF) has proposed to develop a community managed sustainable rural water supply model for Dahod district of Gujarat§ A comprehensive action plan for Integrated Water Resource Development of INR 319 crore (USD 23.8 billion) is proposed in the districtSource: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Gujarat Unlimited Website, Government of Gujarat 16
  • 17. 5Social Infrastructure 17
  • 18. Education§ Dahod district has total 1,689 primary, secondary and higher Table 4: Educational Institutions in Dahod secondary schools (including government and private) Educational Total Institutes§ Government Engineering College at Dahod offer courses in Primary schools 1473 chemical, civil, electrical, electronic and communication, Secondary schools information technology, production and mechanical 216 Higher secondary engineering, and has intake capacity of 240 schools§ Government Polytechnic College at Dahod offer courses in ITIs 11 computer, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering Polytechnic 1 Engineering§ The Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the district offer 1 Colleges specialised courses such as welding, software programming, Others * 6 electronic system maintenance, mechanics, instrumentation, * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges cutting and sewing to provide trained manpower for the industries Source: Dahod District Profile, 2006-07, Industries Commissionerate,Government of Gujarat 18
  • 19. Health§ There are 11 community and 52 primary health centers present in the district.§ Five Trust hospitals are operational in Dahod§ The district has conventional ayurvedic and homeopathic health facilities§ Dahod has a few specialised hospitals for the treatment of physiological disorders, chronic diseases and lifestyle diseases Banker’s Heart Institute, Dahod§ Banker’s Heart Institute in Dahod taluka provides specialised treatment to cardiac patientsSource: Dahod District Profile(2006-07), Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat 19
  • 20. 6Tourism 20
  • 21. Tourism§ Aurangzeb no Killo (Fort) – It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a resting place for travelers in honor of his son’s birth. Today, it houses government offices and a few dargahs§ A Shiva Temple belonging to the 12th century is present in Dahod§ Chhab Talav (Lake) – It is an attractive destination for the tourists with well developed surrounding area and many food joints Dahod Shiv Temple§ Weekly fair takes place in Dahod every Wednesday, when people from neighbouring tribal areas visit the town to buy and sell various items such as handicrafts, plastic wares, household goods, herbs, fruits, and tribal jewellery made of silver mixed with lead§ Ratanmahal Sanctuary in Dahod is best known for its Sloth bear conservation and other inhabitants of sanctuary i.e. jungle cats, foxes, Sloth Bear in Ratanmahal Sanctuary porcupines, birds, and reptilesSource: India Guide Gujarat, 2007, Annual Report (2006-07), Tourist Flow in Gujarat, TCGL, GoG 21
  • 22. 7Investment Opportunities 22
  • 23. Investment Opportunities Agriculture § Irrigation projects § Cattles feed § Food processing industry Minerals § Cement based industry § Quarry § Glass products Animal Husbandry § Dairy farming § Poultry § Tannery business Plastic § Plastic wares, toys § Plastic automotive parts * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 23
  • 24. Annexure I Maps Figures TablesMap 1: District Map of Dahod with Talukas Figure 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 Table 1 : Industrial Estates in DahodMap 2: Industrial Estates in Dahod Table 2 & 3 : Distance of Dahod from Major Figure 2 : Production of Vegetable CropsMap 3: Rail and Road Network (2006-07) Industrial Centers / Indian CitiesMap 4: Power Map Of Dahod Figure 3 : Production of Fruit Crops (2006-07) Table 4 : Educational Institutions in Dahod Figure 4 : Sectorwise Investments, Units, Employment in SSIs ( 2006- 2007) 24
  • 25. Annexure II : AbbreviationsSSI : Small Scale IndustriesGIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development CorporationGWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage BoardNMSWDF: N M Sadguru Water and Development FoundationITI : Industrial Training Institute 25