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  1. 1. Sabarkantha
  2. 2. 2 Investment Opportunities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tourism Social Infrastructure Support Infrastructure Industrial Locations / Infrastructure Economy and Industry Profile Sabarkantha: A Snapshot INDEX Annexure8
  3. 3. 3 Sabarkantha : A Snapshot 1
  4. 4. 4 Introduction : Sabarkantha § The district derives its name from the Sabarmati river that separates Sabarkantha from the neighbouring districts § The district is bounded by the Rajasthan State to the north, Banaskantha and Mehsana districts to the west, Gandhinagar, Kheda, and Panchmahal districts to the south § Himmatnagar (district headquarter) and talukas Prantij, Modasa, Talod are major industrial locations in Sabarkantha § Focus Industry Sectors – Agriculture, ceramics, chemicals and milk processing § Tourist Destinations – Idar, Shamlaji temple, Polo Forests, Vijaynagar § Key raw materials such as groundnut, cotton, clay, oilseeds and tobacco are abundantly present in Sabarkantha Map 1: District Map of Sabarkantha with Talukas District Headquarter Taluka B ayad Modasa Khedbrahma Vijaynagar Vadali Ider Himmatnagar Prantij Talod Dhansura Malpur Bhiloda Meghrej
  5. 5. 5 Fact File Zone IIISeismic Zone Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishLanguages 67.31%Literacy Rate 947 Females per 1000 malesSex Ratio 282 Persons per sq. kmPopulation Density 2,082,531 (As per 2001 Census)Population 13Talukas HimmatnagarDistrict Headquarter 7390 sq. kmArea Hathmati, Sabarmati, Khari, Meshwo, Vatrak, Mazum, HarnavRivers 500-1000 mmAverage Rainfall 9.04º Centigrade (Minimum) 40.5º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 23.03º North (Latitude) 73.39º East (Longitude) Geographical Location Source: Sabarkantha District Profile & Socio-economic Review 2006-07
  6. 6. 6 Economy and Industry Profile 2
  7. 7. 7 Economy and Industry Profile § The economy of the district is heavily dependant on Agriculture and Dairy Farming § Highest producer of Cereals, Ber (Indian Jujube) and Pomegranate in the State § Sabar Dairy in Sabarkantha district manufactures and distributes different types of milk products § Production of large quantities of clay, silica sand and bauxite has opened up new avenues for the glass, tiles, fine bricks and crockery § Food processing and textiles are the other emerging sectors which have opened up new opportunities for investment § Some key players having operations in Sabarkantha are Sabar dairy, Pathik Agrotech, Oracle Granite Limited, Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd., Eureka Tiles, City Tiles Ltd.
  8. 8. 8 Agriculture 155901 349187 22517 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 Production (MT) Vegetables Fruits Spices § Major food crops, oil seeds, and fruits produced in the district include wheat, castor, groundnut, tobacco, ber, mango and pomegranate § 5,17,800 metric tonnes (MT) of cereals was produced in the district during 2005-06; highest in the State § Highest producer of ber (Indian Jujube– 29,293 MT) and Pomegranate (32,218 MT) in the State § Contributes to over 10% of the total potatoes produced in the State § Brinjal, cabbage, tomato and cauliflower are the major vegetable crops cultivated in the district Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Fig 1 : Food Production (00’ MT) 2006-07 Fig 2 : Production of Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable crops 2006-07 1166 480 256 3887 Oilseed Groundnut Pulses Cereals
  9. 9. 9 Major Industries CeramicsPrantijCity Tiles Limited CeramicsPrantijEureka Tiles Denim FabricPrantijGujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd. Manufacturing of Wall tilesHimmatnagarOracle Granite Limited Cut flower High-tech CultivationHimmatnagarPathik Agrotech Milk PowderHimmatnagarSabar Dairy ProductionTalukaName of Company Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Table 1 : Major Companies having Operations in the District* § There are at present 42 medium and large scale industries in Sabarkantha district § Some of the major medium and large scale players present in district are mentioned in Table 1 * Indicative List Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd. Sabar Dairy Map 2 : Major Industry Players* in Sabarkantha
  10. 10. 10 § Walls & floor tiles (ceramics), chemicals, plastic & plastic products and commercial office and household equipments are some of the major small scale industry sectors of the district § Sabarkantha houses over 8,000 Small Scale Industries, employing close to 34,200 people § Total investments in the SSIs sector in the district during 2006 -2007 were to the tune of INR 43,813 lakhs (USD 104 mn) § Ceramics sector (walls and floor tiles) has attracted investments to the tune of INR 7,412 lakhs (USD 17.6 mn) – highest among all the sectors in 2006-2007 Small Scale Industries (SSI) Fig 3 : Sector-wise Investments (INR Lakhs) in SSI units Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 7412 432 900 1500 Wall & Floor Tiles Chemicals Plastic & Plastic Products Commercial Office and Household Equipments
  11. 11. 11 Small Scale Industry Clusters Aluminium utensils Engineering Quarry Pulse Mills Ceramics Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Map 3 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Modasa Ider Himmatnagar Talod Prantij Dhansura Bayad
  12. 12. 12 Industry and Investment Trends § New sectors such as ceramics, plastics & plastic products, and other miscellaneous industries witnessed investments worth INR 506 crore (USD 120 mn) during the period 1998 -2007 § The ceramics sector witnessed investments worth INR 364 crore (USD 88.7 mn) during 1998-2007 in 25 units § It generated 2,316 jobs during 1998-2007 contributing to 57% of the total employment generated § Ceramics industry had shown tremendous growth in investments during 1998-2007 over the previous decade § Other sectors such as food processing, textiles, cement, paper & pulp, and chemicals have also been growing at a steady pace Fig 4 : Investments in Ceramics Industry Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 16 364 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Investments(INRCrores) 1988 - 1997 1998 - 2007 Ceramics
  13. 13. 13 Economy Drivers § The region has advantages of rich agriculture base and availability of fertile land. Major section of the society depends on agriculture for their livelihood. § Recent surge in the growth of ceramic industry in the district has improved employment potential § Production of large quantities of clay, silica sand and bauxite has opened up new avenues for the glass, tiles, fine bricks and crockery industries § Small scale industry sectors such as food processing, vitrified tiles, wood products and chemical-based sectors/industries are the supporting pillars of the economy. They provide direct and indirect employment to over 34,000 people in the district § Excellent road and rail connectivity to major districts of the State is playing a major role in driving the economy of the district
  14. 14. 14 Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 3
  15. 15. 15 Area (hectares)Industrial Estates 26Talod 25Himmatnagar 19Modasa 15Bhiloda 3Idar 1Malpur (RIDC) Industrial Estates Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), 2007 Table 2 : GIDC Estates in Sabarkantha District Map 4 : GIDC Industrial Estates Modasa Ider Himmatnagar Talod Malpur Bhiloda Industrial Estates
  16. 16. 16 Support Infrastructure 4
  17. 17. 17 Source: Sabarkantha District Profile Booklet, 2007 Map 5 : Sabarkantha Road & Rail Network § NH 8 passes through the district connecting it with major cities of the State and also with the rest of India. § It connects Sabarkantha with Ahmedabad (79 km), Vadodara (190 km), Surat (357 km), Gandhinagar (55 km) and Mumbai (583 km) § Distance (in Km) from major industrial centres in the State: Rajkot (304), Jamnagar (392), Valsad (424), Ankleshwar (274), Bhavnagar (279), Mehsana (64) § Distance (in Km) from major Indian cities: Kolkata (1829), Chennai (1646), Hyderabad (1100) and Delhi (739) Road Rail § 24 railway stations in the district connects Sabarkantha with major cities in the State and with the State Rajasthan Road, Rail, Air Network § Nearest airport in Ahmedabad is 79 km away from Himmatnagar (District Headquarter) Air
  18. 18. 18 Power Supply Network Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Power § Sabarkantha district enjoys 24 hour uninterrupted power supply § Three 220 KV, two 132 KV and thirty five 66 KV sub stations supply power throughout the district Map 6 : Sabarkantha Power Network 132 KV Line 220 KV Line 132 KV S/S 220 KV S/S
  19. 19. 19 § There is one pipeline section in the district § State owned Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. has commissioned a gas grid which is 43.499 kms long and runs from Kalol to Himmatnagar Gas Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 Gas and Water Supply Water Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from two main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB), irrigation canal and local municipal bodies Himmatnagar Kalol Sabarkantha Commissioned Map 7 : Sabarkantha Gas Network
  20. 20. 20 Social Infrastructure 5
  21. 21. 21 Education and Health Infrastructure Health § The district has 62 primary healthcare centers, 18 community healthcare centers and 6 sub centers § The Seva Tribal Hospital at Idar taluka provides medical facilities in pediatrics, cardiac, obstetrics and gynecology § The district also has a Government Ayurvedic Hospital and a Civil Hospital Source: Sabarkantha District Profile: 2006 -2007 Education § The district has a government engineering college and one government polytechnic colleges, which offer courses in computer, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering § There are 23 government arts and commerce colleges as well as one pharmacy college spread across the district § 22 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in the district impart training in areas such as cutting and sewing, armature and motor rewinding, computer operating & programming assistance, wiring, hair and skin care, fitting and stenography § The Civil Hospital at Himmatnagar taluka provides a certificate course of one and a half years for health workers 1Engineering College 5Pharmacy College 1Polytechnic College TotalEducational Institutes
  22. 22. 22 Tourism 6
  23. 23. 23 Tourism § Idar Hill, Clock Tower, Ruthi Rani no Mahal (Palace of Sulking Queen), The Shantinath Temple and Shrimad Rajchandra Vihar are some of the attractions in the town § Idar is a significant town in Sabarkantha and is a good base for excursions to areas such as Khedbrahma, Vijaynagar and Poshina § The Shamlaji Temple in the district, stands in honor of Lord Vishnu and is one of Gujarat’s main pilgrimage sites. The magnificence of the temple is enhanced by exquisite stone carvings, idols of Gods, nymphs, beautiful domed ceilings and a towering spire § Polo forests and the ruins of old Hindu and Jain temples in Vijaynagar are known for their natural beauty and historical significance § Sir Pratap Singh Palace is more than a century old and houses portraits of English royalty, hunting scenes, trophies etc. Source: Gujarat India Guide Shamlaji Temple Polo Forest
  24. 24. 24 Investment Opportunities 7
  25. 25. 25 Investment Opportunities * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at Chemicals § Pesticides § Pharma drugs § Intermediary chemical manufacturing units Minerals § Cement industry § Fine bricks § Vitrified tiles § Crockery Agriculture § Pulse, rice and flour mills § Cold Storage § Food processing industries
  26. 26. 26 Annexure I Map 4: GIDC Industrial Estates Map 3: Small Scale Industry Clusters Map 5: Road & Rail Network Map 6: Sabarkantha Power Network Map 7: Sabarkantha Gas Network Map 2: Major Industry Players Map 1: District Map of Sabarkantha with Talukas Maps Figure 4 : Investments in Ceramics Industry Figure 3 : Sector-wise Investments (INR Lakhs) in SSI Units Figure 2 : Productions of Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable crops Production 2006-07 Figure 1 : Food Production 2005 - 06 Figures Table 2 : GIDC Estates in Sabarkantha District Table 1 : Major Companies having Operations in the district Tables
  27. 27. 27 Annexure II : Abbreviations SSI : Small Scale Industries MSI : Medium Scale Industries LSI : Large Scale Industries GSECL : Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd GIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation GWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage Board ITI : Industrial Training Institute Mn: Million Bn: Billion KV : Kilo Volt INR : Indian Rupee USD: US Dollar MT: Metric Tonnes
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