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Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011 - District Profile : Gandhinagar

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  • 1. Gandhinagar
  • 2. INDEX 1 Gandhinagar: 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. 1Gandhinagar: A Snapshot 3
  • 4. Introduction: Gandhinagar§ Gandhinagar, the administrative capital of Gujarat was Map 1: District Map of Gandhinagar with Talukas carved out of Ahmedabad district in late 1960s§ The district has four talukas, viz. Gandhinagar, Kalol, Dehgam and Mansa§ Gandhinagar is divided into 30 sectors formed by roads laid in a rectangular grid with each sector having its own shopping, health, housing colonies and community centres§ The city offers urban amenities which helps Gandhinagar in attracting and retaining suitable manpower§ Prestigious educational and upcoming research institutes Mansa support the education system§ Focus sectors: § Food Processing Gandhinagar Kalol Dehgam § Electronics § Textiles District Headquarter Talukas§ It is the potential hub for IT and ITeS sector 4
  • 5. Fact File 72.3º to 73.7º East (Longitude) Geographical Location 23.0º to 23.6º North (Latitude) 45º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 7.5º Centigrade (Minimum) Average Rainfall 667 mm Rivers 4 (Sabarmati, Khari, Vatrak, Meshvo) Area 2,163.48 sq. km District Headquarter Gandhinagar Talukas 4 Population 13,34,731 (As per 2001 Census) Population Density 617 Persons per sq. km Sex Ratio 911 Females per 1000 Males Literacy Rate 87.77% Languages Gujarati, Hindi and English Seismic Zone Zone III Source: Gandhinagar District Profile & Socio-economic Review 2006-07 5
  • 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile 6
  • 7. Economy and Industry Profile§ Services in the public sector, Electrical & Electronics, Textiles, Food Processing, IT/ITeS, Ceramics and Office Stationery are some of the major vocational and industrial activities in Gandhinagar§ Electronics and Textiles have been the main sectors of investment and employment in Gandhinagar district since the late 1980s§ The Food Processing industry of the district is well developed because of the proximity to agricultural districts such as Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, etc§ Infrastructure development is another sector that has opened up new opportunities for investment and employment§ With the recent surge in investments in the IT/ ITeS sector, Gandhinagar is progressively shaping into an attractive destination for IT/ ITeS companies 7
  • 8. Agriculture§ Major food crops, oil seeds and fruits Fig. 1: Food and Non Food Crop Production 2006-07 produced in the district include rice, wheat, castor, rape & mustard, citrus fruits, ber, 1534 Production (MT) 800 2000 Area (00 hec) guava, pomegranate, papaya, etc 600 661 1500 400 733 1000 200 386 500§ Vegetable crops such as potato, brinjal, 63 37 0 0 cabbage, okra, tomato, cauliflower, cluster Cereals Pulses Oil seed bean and cow pea, etc. are cultivated in the district§ With a total production of 21,678 metric Fig. 2: Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable Crops Production 2006-07 tonnes (MT) in 2006 - 07, Gandhinagar was 150 136 320000 Production (MT) Area (in 00 Hec) the sixth largest producer of citrus fruits in 100 242105 240000 58 160000 the State 50 38 71502 80000 0 6683 0§ Gandhinagar produces almost 8% of the total Fruits Spices Vegetable crops flower crops in the State Area Production§ It accounts for almost 15% of marigold production in Gujarat Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2007 8
  • 9. Major Industries § There are at present 330 medium and large scale industries in Gandhinagar, most of which are concentrated in Kalol Taluka (203 units) § Some of the key players present in the district are mentioned in Table 1 Table 1: Major Companies Operating in the District* Name of Company Taluka Production Arvind Mills Kalol Textile Goods Sintex Industries Ltd. Kalol Prefabricated Houses, Water Storage Tanks Indian Farmers Fertiliser Kalol Urea, Ammonia Cooperative Shah Alloys Ltd. Kalol Rolled MS Sheets Parekh Platinum Ltd. Dehgam Gold Plating Mother Dairy Dehgam Milk Products AT & T Switching Systems Gandhinagar Telephonic and Telegraphic Switching Apparatus Gen Tek Technology Gandhinagar Wiring Harness Multimedia Frontiers Ltd. Gandhinagar Compact Disks Pramukh Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd. Kalol Refined Rapeseed Oil and Cottonseed Oil Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 *Indicative list 9
  • 10. Leading Players Map 2: Major Industry Players* *Indicative list 10
  • 11. Small Scale Industries § There are approximately 8,000 small scale industries (SSIs) in Gandhinagar providing employment to over 36,000 persons § Textiles, Wood products, Mineral based industries and Engineering are the major SSI sectors of the district § Textile sector has attracted investments to the tune of INR 1,456 crore (USD 346.67 million) – highest among investments in all the sectors in the district § Mineral-based industries such as non-ceramic brick industry provide employment to about 64% of the manpower working in SSI sector Fig. 3: Sector-wise Investments in SSI Units Fig. 4: Sector-wise Employment in SSI units 140 1456.03 1600 5% 118 Investment(in INR Cr.) 120 109 1400 9% 100 1010.61 1200No. of Units 84 78 1000 80 18% 60 800 64% 42 600 40 4% 386.43 400 20 162.93 170.04 200 0 0 Textiles Wood products Textiles Wood products Mineral based Engineering others industries Mineral based industries Engineering No. of units Investment others Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 11
  • 12. Small Scale Industry Clusters Map 3: Small Scale Industry Clusters Table 2: Small Scale Industry Clusters Industry Industry group Spinning & Weaving of Textiles Cotton textiles Wood products Wooden boxes, Barrels Mineral based industries Non-Ceramic Bricks Fabricated Metal Products, Engineering Lathes & Machine tools Others Polythene Bags Kalol Gandhinagar Dehgam Wood Products Textiles Engineering Mineral based industries Polythene Bags Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 12
  • 13. Industry and Investment Trends§ New sectors such as industrial instruments, Fig. 5: Investments in Food Processing Industry agricultural machinery, leather & leather goods and 350 Investment (in INR crore) infrastructure projects witnessed investments worth 300 28.2% 314 250 INR 121 crore (USD 28.8 million) during the period 200 245 150 1998 -2007 100 50§ Investments in the food processing industry 0 1988-97 1998-07 increased from INR 245 crore during 1988 – 97 to INR 314 crore during 1998 - 07 400 Fig. 6: Sector-wise Investments – 1988 - 2007 Investments (in INR crore) 314§ Office stationery and household goods witnessed a 300 245 228 major surge in investments during 1998-07 over the 200 167 122 97 prvious decade 100 68 29 44 18§ Miscellaneous machinery, engineering and ceramics 0 ELECTRICAL M ISC.M ACH AND COM M .OFFICE FOOD CERAM ICS EQUIPM ENTS ENGINEERING AND HOUSEHOLD PROCESSING are other emerging sectors in the district INDUSTRIES 1988-1997 1998-2007 Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 13
  • 14. Investments in Pipeline§ The Government of Gujarat has been playing a very active role in promoting the State as a potential investment destination through a series of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summits (VGGIS), organised every two years Fig. 7: VGGIS – MoUs and Investments§ A total of 58 MoUs amounting to INR 7,801crore (USD 1,857.433 million) of investments were signed for locations 30 27 27 7000 6000 in Gandhinagar during VGGIS in the year 2003, 2005 and 6015.69 5000 2007 20 4000§ Sectors such as IT/ITeS, Biotechnology, Tourism, Textiles, 3000 10 Agro, Electronics, Engineering and Auto have attracted 2000 4 maximum investments in the district 1085.53 1000 700 0 0§ 15 MoUs worth INR 268.75 crore (USD 64 million) were 2003 2005 2007 signed for investments in IT/ITeS and Biotechnology MoUs Investment (in INR crore) sectors during the VGGIS 2005§ 27 MoUs involving an investment of INR 6,016 crore (USD 1432.31 mn) were signed during VGGIS 2007. The investment is proposed to create new employment opportunities for 1,71,637 persons Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 14
  • 15. Economy Drivers§ Being the State Capital, most of the State Government offices are located in Gandhinagar; hence a major section of the working population of Gandhinagar is employed in public sector services§ Recent surge in the growth of infrastructure projects in the district has increased the employment opportunities for the masses§ Close proximity to the agro-food and biotech clusters of Ahmedabad has opened up new avenues for the food processing industry, research centres, and educational institutes§ Small scale industry sectors such as textiles, electronics, mineral- based, wood products and engineering are the supporting pillars of the economy. They provide direct & indirect employment to over 40,000 people in the district 15
  • 16. 3Industrial Locations / Infrastructure 16
  • 17. Industrial Locations / Infrastructures 7 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Electronic SEZ 10 Industrial Raheja IT SEZ Estates Shivganga SEZ Industrial Estates DLF SEZ Mansa Gujarat Finance City SEZ Mansa Dehgam TATA SEZ IFFCO Housing IT/ITeS SEZ Bhat Gandhinagar Gandhinagar-1 Kalol Kalol Dahegam IFFCO (Kalol) Chhatral Gandhinagar-2 Gandhinagar (SEZ) 1 Industrial Park Industrial Parks / Developers M/s Creative Infocity (IT Park) 17
  • 18. SEZs and Industrial Parks Map 4: SEZs and IT Park Table 3: Special Economic Zones in Gandhinagar District Sector & Area Status of Name Location recommended by approval by GoI GoG ( in hectares) Electronics Functional over Electronic SEZ Gandhinagar 37.85 28 hectare land IT/ITeS Raheja IT SEZ Koba Formal 27.85 IT/ITeS Shivganga SEZ Sargasan formal 52 – 60 IT/ITeS DLF SEZ Gandhinagar Notified 10 Gujarat Finance Ratanpur, Multi Services Formal City SEZ Phirojpur 100 Gandhinagar IT/ITeS TATA SEZ Gandhinagar Formal Ratanpur & Phirozpur 10.31 Sargasan Koba IT/ITeS IT/ITeS SEZ Gandhinagar Formal 22.70 Table 4: Industrial Park in Gandhinagar District IT SEZ Name Of the Status of Location Park Electronics SEZ Developer Approval M/s Creative Multi Services Gandhinagar IT park Upcoming SEZ Infocity, IT ParkSource: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 18
  • 19. Industrial Estates Map 5: GIDC Industrial Estates Table 5: GIDC Industrial Estates in Gandhinagar Mansa Industrial Estates Area (hectares) Mansa 16.71 Dehgam 17.37 IFFCO Housing 31.45 Bhat 28.39 Gandhinagar-1 30.35 Kalol 61.49 Kalol Gandhinagar Dehgam IFFCO (Kalol) 95.51 Chhatral 195.77 Gandhinagar-2 189.07 Bhat Gandhinagar (SEZ) 26.49 Industrial Estates Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, 2007 19
  • 20. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Map 6: Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor§ The Government of India plans to develop a Dedicated Freight 150 Km Corridor (DFC) linking Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai§ The proposed DFC passes through six states in India, of which, Gujarat accounts for 38% (564 Km) of total DFC length (1483 Km)§ The influenced area of 150 Km on either sides of DFC is being developed as “Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor” (DMIC)§ Almost 62% of total area of Gujarat (18 out of 26 districts) would be benefited by DMIC development Mumbai- Delhi High Axel Load Freight Corridor (DFC)§ The State Government has identified 82 links in the DMIC Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Knowledge Corridor Investment Region (200 sq. Km) influenced area to upgrade them into two/four lane Industrial Area (100 sq. Km) carriageway offering connectivity between ports, industrial Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) estates, hinterlands, markets and points of agricultural produce Special Investment Region (SIR) DMIC Influence AreaSource: Concept paper on DMIC (IF&FS), June 2007 20
  • 21. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Map 7:§ Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), a one stop Gujarat International Finance Tec-City destination for global financial service industry is being developed at Shahpur village on the banks of the Sabarmati Gandhi Nagar river§ GIFT is being developed by Gujarat Finance City Ahmedabad Development Company Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture between the Government of Gujarat and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services§ The project is slated to commence construction by March 2008§ The 500 acre mega project being developed at a cost of INR 150 billion is expected to be completed by 2010 GIFT Ahmedabad§ The project will also house a 250 acre SEZ and is targeted to generate nearly 1 million new jobs Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) Source: Gujarat: Beyond the Obvious, 2007 21
  • 22. 4Support Infrastructure 22
  • 23. Road, Rail & Air Connectivity Map 8: Gandhinagar Road & Rail Network Road§ National Highway (NH) 8 and 8C runs through the district connecting it with major cities of the State as also with the rest of India.§ It is connected with Ahmedabad by the Sarkhej- Gandhinagar highway (28 km) and with Vadodara by the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway (139 km)§ Distance from major industrial centres in the State: Rajkot (249 km), Jamnagar (337 km), Valsad (373 km), Ankleshwar (223 km), Bhavnagar (228 km), Mehsana (68 km) and Surat (306 km)§ Distance from major cities in India: Mumbai (573 km), Delhi (943 km), Kolkata (1952 km) and Chennai (1854 km) Rail§ Western railways connect Gandhinagar with major cities in India such as Delhi and Mumbai via Ahmedabad Air§ Nearest airport (Ahmedabad) is 22 km away Source: Gandhinagar District Profile booklet, 2007 23
  • 24. Power Supply Network Power§ Gandhinagar district enjoys uninterrupted 24 hour power supply§ The main power station is located in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat.§ One 400 KV service station, two 220 KV service stations and one 132 KV service station supply power throughout the district. Also 66kv s/s across the district. Map 9: Gandhinagar Power Supply Network Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2007 24
  • 25. Gas Supply Gas Table 6: Gas Grid Distribution§ Gujarat is the source of over 39% onshore natural gas production Length Pipeline section in Mtrs§ A State-wide integrated gas grid system is being set up in Gujarat with the Baroda - Ahmedabad – Kalol 28725 primary objective of building a continuous state-wide gas supply system Kalol – Himatnagar 33,250 for industrial, commercial, vehicular and household use Kalol – Mehsana 6350.54 Gandhinagar spurline 18298.34§ Details of the existing gas pipeline for Gandhinagar is as given in Table 6 Arvind Mill spurline 12376.84 Jalaram Ceramics 5007.32 Map 10: Gandhinagar Gas Grid Network Route identification completed Commissioned (11,64,00 km of total length of gas grid)* Under construction (2,56,000 km)* Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 *As on 08/09/2007 25
  • 26. Water Supply Water Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from three main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB), Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Project. Sardar Sarovar Project § The project envisages supply of water for drinking purposes, irrigation and industrial use § Sardar Sarovar Project water for industrial supply is made available through several branch canals § Four branch canals that supply water to Gandhinagar district are listed in Table 7 Table 7: Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network Branch canal Length (Km) District Starting Point Ending Point Ghodasar 21.54 Gandhinagar, Kheda Bahiyal Mahemdabad Vahelal 25.03 Gandhinagar, Kheda Harsoli Raska Daskroi 3.87 Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad Medra Kathwada Dholka 71.11 Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad Ganpatpura Simej Source: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2007 26
  • 27. 5Social Infrastructure 27
  • 28. Education§ The district houses some prestigious research and educational institutes such as the Institute for Plasma Research, Indian Institute Table 8: Educational Institutions in for Advanced Research and National Institute of Fashion Gandhinagar Technology (NIFT) Educational Institutes Total§ Indian Institute of Information Technology will be established in Gandhinagar Primary schools 608§ The Institute for Plasma Research in Gandhinagar is an autonomous Secondary schools 247 plasma physics research centre that focuses on research in various Higher sec schools aspects of plasma science for industrial applications ITIs 9§ The establishment & development of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) in 60 acres of land in Polytechnic 2 Gandhinagar is in progress Pharmacy Colleges 10§ Indian Institute for Advanced Research located in Koba, Engineering Colleges 6 Gandhinagar is concerned with biotechnology based advanced research set up by Puri Foundation MCA Colleges 5§ NIFT provides innovative courses on leather garment design and Medical Colleges 2 (Dental) technology, textile design & development, garment manufacturing, apparel and advertising, etc Management Colleges 7§ Other premier institutes in Gandhinagar include Dhirubai Ambani Others * 9 Institute of Information & Technology, Entrepreneurship * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges Development Institute of India (EDI), National Law University, Dental College, Santej and Karnavati School of Dentistry Source: Gandhinagar District Profile, 2007 28
  • 29. Health § Gandhinagar hosts some of the best hospitals in the State such as Apollo Hospital , Kanoria Hospital and the Civil Hospital which have the facilities and the expertise to provide excellent health services § The 400-bed Apollo Hospital in Gandhinagar treats an average of 10,000 patients every year and is the only hospital in Gujarat with a 1.5 Tesla MRI scan . Built over 10 acres of land, the hospital has 75 CCU beds and is the largest corporate hospital in Gujarat Apollo Hospital, Gandhinagar Source: District Profile Booklet & 29
  • 30. 6Tourism 30
  • 31. Tourism§ Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple built in pink stone and white marble, spread over 9 hectares is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. The Narayan Sarovar, which surrounds the 3.3 meter idol of Swaminarayan contains water from 151 rivers and lakes Akshardam Swaminarayan Temple§ Adalaj Step Wells were built in 1499 by Queen Ruda, the wife of Vaghela Chief Vikramsinh, as a resting place for travellers. The steps descend 5 stories in elaborately carved geometric, floral and animal designs§ The city also has the Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park, which exhibits dinosaur eggs and is said to be the second largest dinosaur Adalaj (Step well) park in the world. The park was established by the Geological Survey of India and happens to be the only dinosaur museum in the country Source: Gujarat India Guide 31
  • 32. 7Investment Opportunities 32
  • 33. Investment Opportunities Food Processing § Packaging and processing § Extraction § Dairy products Knowledge Sharing § Networking with other universities and research institutions § Training § Capacity building Information Technology § Software development centers § Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) § Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) § Training & education centers * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 33
  • 34. Investment Opportunities Textiles § Modern spinning § Manufacturing of fabrics § Modern energy efficient textile processing § Technical textiles Office Stationery and Household Goods § Office stationery and household goods * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 34
  • 35. Annexure I Maps Figures TablesMap 1: District Map of Gandhinagar with Figure 1 : Food and Non Food Crop Table 1 : Major Companies operating in theTalukas Production 2005 - 06 districtMap 2: Major Industry Players in Gandhinagar Figure 2 : Production of Fruits, Spices and Table 2 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Vegetable Crops 2006-07Map 3 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Table 3 : Special Economic Zones in Figure 3 : Sectorwise investments in SSI units GandhinagarMap 4 : SEZs and IT parks Figure 4 : Sectorwise Employment in SSI units Table 4 : Industrial park in GandhinagarMap 5 : GIDC Industrial EstatesMap 6 : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Figure 5 : Investments in Food Processing Industries Table 5 : GIDC estates in GandhinagarMap 7 : Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Figure 6 : Sectorwise Investments 1998-2007 Table 6 : Gas Grid distributionMap 8 : Gandhinagar Road and Rail NetworkMap 9 : Gandhinagar Power Network Figure 7 : VGGIS – MoUs and Investments Table 7 : Sardar Sarovar Branch CanalMap 10 : Gandhinagar Gas Network Network Table 8 : Educational Institutions in Gandhinagar 35
  • 36. Annexure II : AbbreviationsMoU : Memorandum of UnderstandingSSI : Small Scale IndustriesMSI : Medium Scale IndustriesLSI : Large Scale IndustriesVGGIS : Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors SummitSEZ : Special Economic ZoneGIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development CorporationDMIC : Delhi Mumbai Industrial CorridorDFC : Delhi Freight CorridorGIFT : Gujarat International Finance Tech-CityGWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage BoardNIFT : National Institute of Fashion TechnologyITI : Industrial Training InstituteEDI : Entrepreneurship Development Institute of IndiaBPO : Business Process OutsourcingKPO : Knowledge Process Outsourcing 36