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Kheda - District Profile

  1. 1. Kheda
  2. 2. INDEX 1 Kheda: 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. 3. 1Kheda: A Snapshot 3
  4. 4. Introduction: Kheda§ Kheda, also known as ‘Kaira’ is located 35 km from Map 1: District Map of Kheda with Talukas Ahmedabad on the bank of river Vatrak§ Kheda district borders with Sabarkantha district in the north, Panchmahals district in the east, Vadodara district in the south, and Ahmedabad district in the west§ The district has 13 talukas with Nadiad (district headquarter), Mahemdabad, Kapadwanj, Matar, and Kheda being the developed talukas§ Famous pilgrimage destinations in the district are Dakor temple, Santram temple, and Mahadev temple • Virpur • Kapadvanj§ The thermal power station at Wanakbori in Kheda with • Kathlal • Balasinor a total installed capacity of 1,470 MW is the largest • Mahemdabad coal-based thermal power station in the State • Kheda • Mahudha • Thasra§ Focus sectors include Agriculture, Mineral-based • Matar • Nadiad District industries, Plastics, Engineering and IT sector Headquarter Talukas 4
  5. 5. Fact File 72.32º to 73.37º East (Longitude) Geographical Location 22.30º to 23.18º North (Latitude) 41º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 14º Centigrade (Minimum) Average Rainfall 723 mm Rivers 9 (Mahi, Sabarmati, Mesvo, Khari, Luni, Vatrak, Shedhi, Mahor, Varasi) Area 3959 sq. km District Headquarter Nadiad Talukas 10 Population 20,23,354 (As per 2001 Census) Population Density 480 Persons per sq. km Sex Ratio 922 Females per 1000 Males Literacy Rate 72.71% Languages Gujarati, Hindi and English Seismic Zone Zone III Source: Kheda District profile Booklet 2006-07 5
  6. 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile 6
  7. 7. Economy and Industry Profile§ Kheda district is also known by the name golden leaf since it is the major producer of tobacco in the State. Additionally the district has a strong base of cotton cultivation specifically in Nadiad taluka.§ Nadiad taluka is the industrial center in the district, with major concentration of industries in sectors like Textiles, Paper, Electrical equipments and Food processing§ One of the largest manufacturer of corrugated boxes in the Country, the Core Emballage Ltd., is present in the district§ The upcoming industrial sectors in the district include Ceramics, Plastic and its products, Cement and Gypsum§ There are huge natural gas reserves in Matar taluka of the district. Oil and gas company Shell India Ltd. has its bottling plant and filling facilities in the district§ One of the oldest textile industries - New Shorock Mills (Division of Mafatlal Industries) has its operations at Nadiad Source: Kheda District profile Booklet 2006-07 7
  8. 8. Agriculture§ In the year 2006-07, Kheda produced 1.07 lakh metric 2nd largest producer of Cereals in Gujarat tonnes (MT) of fruits, 4.13 lakh MT of Vegetables, and Fig. 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 30000 450000 413600 8,990 MT of spices 25000 24200 400000 350000 Production (M.T.)§ Main fruits cultivated in the district include Aonla, 20000 300000 Area (00 Ha) 250000 15000 Citrus, Banana and Papaya. Kheda is the largest 9280 200000 10000 150000 producer of Aonla contributing 23% to the total 5000 107880 4005 100000 50000 production in the state 0 8990 0 Fruits Vegetables Spices§ Kheda contributes 7% to the total production of Area (00 Ha) Production (M.T.) vegetables in Gujarat. The significant crops of Fig. 2 : Food and Non-Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 3000 6000 vegetables in the district include potatoes, tomatoes, 2583 Production (00 M.T.) 2500 4301 5000 Area (00 Ha) 2000 4000 brinjals and onions 1500 3000§ Major Spices grown in the district include cumin seeds, 1000 2000 133 500 161 1000 fennel seeds, chilly, ginger and turmeric 71 171 406 0 56 0 Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Cotton(Lint)§ The district is the second largest producer of Area (00 Ha) Production (00 M.T.) Tobacco in the State Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat 8
  9. 9. Minerals§ Major minerals found in the district are bauxite, limestone Map 2: Mineral Reserves in Kheda and quartz. Other minerals found in the district include bentonite, brick sand, road metal, sand, gravel and black trap§ Limestone occurs in Balasinor taluka of Kheda with 800 Million tonnes of reserves, processing having 7% share in total reserves of the State§ Bauxite reserves are found in Thasara and Kapadwanj talukas (approx. 89 Million tonnes) and quartz reserves exist in Balasinor and Thasar talukas of the district§ Some of the mineral-based industries in Kheda are: §Bauxite calcination plant §Bentonite pulverizing unit Bauxite §Cement plant Limestone §Crockery/ceramic unit Bentonite Sand §Glazed tiles Quartz §Marble cutting and polishing Black trap §Quartz crushing unit Source: Kheda District Profile Booklet 2007, Geology & Mining department 9
  10. 10. Major Industries § Presently there are 20 medium and large scale industries in Kheda district § All these industrial units are concentrated in Nadiad, Mahemdabad, Kheda and Matar talukas of the district with an investments aggregating to INR 62,776.32 lakh (USD 149 million), generating 6,720 jobs § Some of the major medium and large scale players present in Kheda district are mentioned in Table 1. Table 1: Illustrative List of Medium and Large Scale Players in Kheda* Name of Company Taluka Production Name of Company Taluka Production Hindustan Coca cola Cable wire and PVC Kheda Beverages Torrent Cable Ltd. Nadiad Beverages Ltd. wire Shell Gas India Ltd. Matar Gas bottle filling Sailani Agro Tech Matar Refined castor oil Large volume & Small Industries Merck Bioscience Ltd. Kheda volume Parentrals Orient Glaze Ltd. Kheda Ceramics GE Lighting (India) Ltd. Nadiad Electrical equipments Core Emballage Ltd. Kheda Corrugated boxes Mafatlal Industries Ltd Nadiad Textiles Apar Limited Nadiad Electrical equipments Britco Foods Company Natural or artificial Matar Refrigerated and plain Ltd. mineral water Varun Seacon Ltd. Kheda marine containers Transatlantic Packaging Thermoformed plastic Kheda Pvt. Ltd. packaging Nebros Pharmaceuticals Kheda Tablets and Capsules Source: Kheda district profile booklet 2006-07 * Indicative List 10
  11. 11. Major Industries Map 3 : Major Industry players in Kheda* • Virpur • Kapadvanj • Kathlal • Balasinor • Mahemdabad • Kheda • Mahudha Shell Gas India Ltd. • Thasra Apar Industries Mafatlal Industries • Matar Torrent Cables Ltd. • Nadiad GE Lighting (India) Ltd. Nabros Pharmaceuticals Merck Biosciences Ltd. Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. * Indicative List Source: Kheda District Profile booklet 2006-07 11
  12. 12. Small Scale Industries (SSI)§ There are 8,186 small scale industries operating in Kheda district. Some of the main industries under SSI are chemicals, miscellaneous manufacturing industries, repairing services, food products and non- metallic mineral products§ Maximum number of SSI units (2,521 Units) are related to Repairing services followed by textile industry with 1,086 units§ Most of the small scale industries are concentrated in Nadiad, Kapadwanj, Thasara and Mahemdabad Figure 3 & 4 : Contribution of Sectors in SSI units Repairing services 10% 7% 9% Textiles Tobacco and Beverages 3% 3% Miscellaneous manufacturing 11% 33% industries Paper products 4% Wood products Leather products 4% SSI Food products 6% 25% Other Contribution Machinery and parts Rubber and Plastic products 8% Metal products SSI Basic metal industries Non-metallic mineral products Electrical Machinery and 8% 14% Chemicals apparatus Transport equipment and Others 28% 14% 13% parts Source: Kheda district profile booklet 2006-07 12
  13. 13. Industry Investment Trends Fig. 5 : Investments in Major Sectors§ As per the Industrial Entrepreneur Memoranda 1988-1997 vs 1998-2007 – Comparative Data (IEMs) filed, sectors showing growth in 250 208 investments during 1998-2007 over previous 200 Investment 150 decade are ceramics, plastic and its products, 100 44 cement & gypsum and miscellaneous machinery 50 6 8 10 13 4 0 0§ These sectors account for investments equivalent to Misc. mach Ceramics Plastic & its Cement & and products Gypsum INR 23 crore (USD 5 million) during 1988-1997 Engineering Sectors§ However, during the decade of 1998-2007, growth in Investment 1988-1997 Investment 1998-2007 these sectors were tremendous with an investment of INR Crores INR 270 crore (USD 64 million)§ Maximum investments were witnessed in Cement and Gypsum sector followed by Paper and its products during the decade(1998 – 2007) Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2007 13
  14. 14. Investment Trends: 1988-97§ During 1988-97, paper and pulp sector attracted highest investment to the tune of INR 1,372 Fig. 6 : Major Investments & Employment during 1988-97 crore (USD 3.26 billion) contributing 59% of the Highest Employment 7000 6002 Investm ent & Em ploym ent 6000 total investments in the district Highest 5000 Investment 4000 2974§ Highest employment was generated by textile 3000 1748 2000 1372 1292 593 735 sector with creation of 6,002 jobs during 1988-97 1000 210 186 130 113 101 368 79 0 G lass Equipm ents Paper & Pulp Chem icals Textiles Food processing Pharm aceuticals incl. paper Electrical and an investment of INR 186 crore (USD 44.28 industries Drugs & million) Sectors§ Paper and Pulp sector generated the next highest Investments Employment employment opportunity creating 2,974 jobs followed by electrical equipments creating 1,748 jobs Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat,2007 14
  15. 15. Investment Trends: 1998-07§ Cement and Gypsum emerged as the new sector attracting highest investment of INR 208 crore (USD 49.50 million) contributing 47% to the Fig. 7 : Major Investments & Employment during 1998-07 600 total investments Investm ent & Employment 528 Highest Highest Employment 500 Investment§ Food processing industries attracted next 400 363 301 300 highest investment of INR 86 crore (USD 20 200 208 200 205 170 86 100 44 million) creating as many as 301 jobs 25 16 21 10 2 0§ Plastic and its products grew tremendously Plastic & its Electronics Cement & Food processing Pharmaceuticals Ceramics Vegetable oils Gypsum products industries Drugs & attracting investment of INR 44 crore (USD 10.47 million) with 50% increase in total number of units Sectors and generating highest employment with 528 Investments Employment jobs§ An upward trend in investments was observed in Ceramics sector with growth of over 150 % Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 15
  16. 16. Investments in Pipeline Fig 8: Number of MoU Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07)§ 4 MoUs amounting to INR 252 crore (USD 60 million) of 3.5 investments were signed in Kheda during Vibrant Gujarat : 3 3 Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS) hosted in the years 2.5 MoUs signed 2 2003, 2005 and 2007 1.5 1 1§ Engineering & Automobiles, Pharmaceuticals and 0.5 0 Chemicals sectors invited investments 2005 2007 Years§ Chemical sector received highest proposed investment for INR 100 crore (USD 24 million) with the plan to set up Fig 9: Sector wise MoUs (VGGIS 03, 05, 07 Signed a calcium manufacturing unit in the district§ The next highest investment was proposed by the 1 pharmaceutical sector with an investment of INR 72 crore 2 (USD 18 million)§ Engineering & automobile sector received investments 1 from Torrent Cable Ltd. and C M Smith & Sons Ltd. with an Engineering and Automobile Chemicals Pharmaceuticals aggregate of INR 80 crore (USD 20 million) Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 16
  17. 17. Economy Drivers § The proposal for setting up an integrated textile park in Kheda is expected to fuel the industrial and economic growth of the district with increase in employment opportunities and investments in the textile sector § The completion of Ahmedabad-Nadiad Expressway and Nadiad-Vadodara Expressway, two – lane dual carriageway with full access control has enabled to save time in commuting between these districts and increase the commercial value of the region because of better accessibility § The emerging industrial sectors such as Paper, Cement & Gypsum and Ceramics showed an upward trend in investments in the last two decades. This would further boost the industrial growth and economy of the district § Kheda has some of the best mineral based industries which offer scope for investments in the mining sector 17
  18. 18. 3Industrial Locations / Infrastructure 18
  19. 19. Industrial Locations / Infrastructure6 Industrial Estates Industrial Estates Thasara Kapadwanj Matar Nadiad 1 Nadiad 2 Balasinor Kheda Surat 1 Industrial Park Industrial Park M/s. Vraj Integrated Textile Park 19
  20. 20. Industrial Parks Table 2: Industrial Parks in Kheda Name Of The Developer M/s. Vraj Integrated Textile Park Ltd. Location Bidaj Taluka, Kheda district Park Integrated Textile Park Project Cost 26.19 (USD million) Proposed Area 93.39 Acres Status of Approval Upcoming Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 20
  21. 21. Industrial Estates Table 3: Industrial Estates in Kheda Map 4: Industrial Estates in Kheda Industrial functional Area estate (In hectares) Thasara 8.16 Kapadwanj 10.89 Matar 11.52 Nadiad 1 15.33 Nadiad 2 19.35 Balasinor 25.90 Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Government of Gujarat, 2007 21
  22. 22. 4Support Infrastructure 22
  23. 23. Road Connectivity Map 5 : Kheda Road & Rail Network Road§ Kheda district is well connected with other cities by road§ National Highway (NH) 8 passes through the district connecting it to cities such as Ahmedabad (52 km), Surat (226 km) and Vadodara (59 km)§ Presence of Ahmedabad - Nadiad – Vadodara expressway improves connectivity between the districts Table4 : Distances of Nadiad from major Industrial Hubs§ Kheda is also connected to Gandhinagar (83 km), Vapi Locations Distance (in km) Delhi 848 (323 km), Jamnagar (322 km), Mehsana (126 km) and Mumbai 511 Hyderabad 1028 Ankleshwar (143 km) Kolkata 1865 Chennai 1575Source: Kheda District Profile bBooklet 2006-07 23
  24. 24. Rail and Air Connectivity Rail§ Kheda district is well connected with other districts and cities of the state§ There is broad gauge rail route that connects the district to Mumbai and Ahmedabad Air§ The nearest airport is located at Vadodara which is about 38 km from district headquarter Nadiad§ The airport connects the district to important cities such as Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune Port§ The nearest ports are at Hazira and DahejSource: Kheda district profile booklet 2006-07 24
  25. 25. Power Supply Network Power§ Gujarat Electricity Board located at Nadiad is the supplier of power to the district§ Kheda district has the largest thermal power station in the State of 1,470 MW located at Wanakbori in Balasinor taluka for industrial and residential electricity supply§ There are also well-developed substations spread across the district – 1 substation of 220 K.V. at Kapadwanj, 2 substations of 132 K.V. at Mahemdabad & Nadiad, and 19 substations of 66 K.V. Map 7 : Kheda Power supplySource: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation 25
  26. 26. Gas Supply Gas § There is one section of gas pipeline present in the district, Vadodara – Ahmedabad – Kalol of 41.91 km § The proposed length of gas grid is 15 km which is expected to cover the Tarapur block Map 8 : Kheda Gas Network Proposed Pipeline Commissioned Pipeline Under ConstructionSource: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 26
  27. 27. Support Infrastructure : Water 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 branch canals § The branch canals that supply water to Kheda district are listed in Table 5 Table 5 : Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network Branch canal Length (Km) District Starting point End point Sanali 11.40 Kheda Lasundra Vithalpura Mahemdavad 23.98 Kheda Antroli Kathlal Ghodasar 21.54 Gandhinagar, Kheda Bahiyal Mahemdavad Vahelal 25.03 Gandhinagar, Kheda Harsoli Raska Source: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2007 27
  28. 28. Proposed Infrastructure Projects § Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) has identified Navagam village in Kheda district to be developed as a rural tourist hub. This will promote village tourism in the State and also benefit local communities economically, socially, and culturally. Various activities such as like landscaping and development of parks at Navagam would be taken up § Gujarat State Road Development Corporation Ltd. has envisaged construction of road-over-bridge in lieu of existing level crossing No. 276/C in km 1/8 in km 2/0 of Nadiad bypass (link joining Dabhan-Nadiad and Nadiad-Ahmedabad road) § A MoU is signed between the District Rural Development Agency; Nadiad; Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union; Anand; and Commissioner of Rural Development, Government of Gujarat in respect of special project for ‘Improving socio-economic conditions of BPL families of Kheda district through Dairying and Animal Husbandry Activities’Source: Official Portal of Gujarat Government, Gujarat State Road Development Corporation 28
  29. 29. 5Social Infrastructure 29
  30. 30. Education§ Nadiad taluka of the district hosts one of the famous Engineering institute ‘Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Table 6 : Educational Institutions in Kheda Technology’ which offers courses in civil, mechanical, Educational Institute Total electrical, chemicals, instrumentation & control, computer Primary Schools 1596 and electronics and communication engineering as well as management and pharmacy courses. There is one more Secondary Schools 251 engineering college – Charotar Institute of Technology at Higher Secondary Schools 81 Changa offering similar courses ITIs 12§ There are two nursing colleges, one dental college, and Pharmacy Colleges 2 one ayurvedic college present in the district§ Industrial Training Institutes in Kheda impart training in Polytechnic 2 areas such as dress making, Welding, electronic system MCA College 1 maintenance, plastic processing, computer operating and Engineering Colleges 1 several others Management College 1§ There is regional Sugarcane Research Station of Gujarat Agricultural university located in Thasara taluka Others* 16 of the district * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges Source: Kheda District Profile Booklet 2006-07, Department of Education 30
  31. 31. Health§ There are 8 community healthcare centers, 46 primary healthcare centers, and 207 sub centers in Kheda district§ Two civil hospitals in the district are located at Kheda and Nadiad§ A multi-specialty hospital, - Muljibhai Patel Urological Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital Hospital (MPUH), is located in Nadiad taluka of the district, which at Nadiad, Kheda is one of its kind in Asia as it’s the first hospital in the country devoted entirely to Nephrology and Urology.§ D.D.M.M. Institute of Cardiac Surgery and an Ayurvedic Hospital at J.S. Patel Ayurvedic College are also located in the district Source: Kheda district profile booklet 2006-07 31
  32. 32. 6Tourism 32
  33. 33. Tourism§ Dakor – Dakor is the most famous religious place of Lord Ranchhodraiji in Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 33 km from Nadiad taluka and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. It has eight domes and twenty four turrets covered with gold leaves§ Dinosaur and Fossil Park – Raioli in Kheda district is a treasure of Dakor temple fossils and fossilised eggs of a 10 meter long dinosaur. These fossils are about 65 million year old. The park has some basic plaster models and information about the dinosaur§ Santaram Temple – It is a popular pilgrimage site in Gujarat dedicated to Saint Santaram Maharaj who is believed to be the incarnation of Hindu trinity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, depicted with three heads and six hands§ Water Structures – Kapadwanj taluka has two sub-terranean water Santaram temple structures – a Kund and the Battris Kotha ni Vav. The Kund is a large square tank with steps on all four sides leading to the water. The Vav descends five stories. The columns that support the pavilion roofs have beautiful carvings Source: India Guide Gujarat, 2007, Annual Report (2006-07) 33
  34. 34. 7Investment Opportunities 34
  35. 35. Investment Opportunities Food and agro § Rice, pulse and flour mills § Confectionery § Cold storage Mineral based § Pulverizers § Limestone and cement manufacturing units § Building materials § Ceramic units Plastic § PVC doors and windows § Storage water tanks § Polyethylene pipes § Acrylic sheets * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 35
  36. 36. Investment Opportunities IT/ ITeS § Computer hardware and software § Internet service providers § Training & educational centers Engineering § Ancillary repairing and replacement units for existing large industries § Induction furnace § Re-rolling mills * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 36
  37. 37. Annexure I Maps Figures TablesMap 1: District Map of Kheda with talukas Figure 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 Table 1 : Medium & Large scale players in KhedaMap 2: Mineral reserves in Kheda Figure 2 : Food and Non- Food Crop Production 2005-06 Table 2: Industrial Park in KhedaMap 3: Medium & Large Scale Industry Figure 3 & 4: Contribution of sectors in SSIClusters Table 3 : Industrial estates in Kheda UnitsMap 4: Location of Industrial Estates in Kheda Figure 5: Investment in Major sectors – Table 4: Distance of Kheda from major Decadal Comparison Industrial hubsMap 5 :Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Figure 6 : Major Investments and Employment Table 5: Sardar Sarovar Branch CanalMap 6 :Kheda Road & Rail Network during 1988-1997 NetworkMap 7: Kheda Power Supply Figure 7 : Major Investments and Employment Table 6 : Educational Institutions in Kheda during 1998-2007Map 8 : Kheda Gas Network Figure 8 : No. Of MoUs Signed Figure 9: Sectorwise MoUs Signed 37
  38. 38. Annexure II : Abbreviations IEM : Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum MoU : Memorandum of Understanding SSI : Small Scale Industries MSI : Medium Scale Industries LSI : Large Scale Industries VGGIS : Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit SEZ : Special Economic Zone GIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation GIDB : Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board GSPC : Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation GSPL : Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. GEB : Gujarat Electricity Board GWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage Board ITI : Industrial Training Institute MPUH : Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital MT: Metric Tonnes INR: Indian Rupee 38