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Banaskantha - District Profile

  1. 1. Banaskantha
  2. 2. INDEX 1 Banaskantha: 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. 1Banaskantha: A Snapshot 3
  4. 4. Introduction: Banaskantha Map 1: District Map of Banaskantha with§ Banaskantha is the third largest district of Gujarat and is Talukas located in North eastern region of the State§ The region is presumably named after the West Banas River and shares its border with the neighbouring State of Rajasthan§ There are 11 talukas in the district with Palanpur (District Headquarter), Deesa, Danta and Amirgarh being the important and developed talukas of the district§ Banaskantha contributes significantly to Agricultural production of the State and ranks No. 1 in the production of potatoes in India§ The district is also known for its diamond and ceramic industry§ The proposed Palanpur-Mehsana Investment Region along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is expected to Dhanera Amirgadh drive the economic growth of the district Dantiwada Tharad§ Focus Industry Sectors Vav Deesa Danta Deoder Palanpur § Food Processing Bhabhar Sikori Vadgam § Tourism § Mineral Based Industries (Ceramic Industry) Taluka§ Tourist Places: Ambaji, Kumbharia, Balaram-Ambaji District Headquarter Sanctuary and Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary 4
  5. 5. Fact File Longitude: 71.03O to 73.02O EastGeographical Location Latitude: 23.33Oto 24.25O North 45 O Centigrade (Maximum)Temperature 5 O Centigrade (Minimum)Average Rainfall 1550 mmRivers Banas, Saraswati & SepuArea 10,400.16 Sq. KmDistrict Headquarters PalanpurTalukas 12Population 2.50 Million (As per Census 2001)Population Density 233 Persons per sq. kmSex Ratio 930 Females per 1000 MalesLanguages Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishLiteracy Rate 51%Seismic Zone Zone IV Source: Banaskantha District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 5
  6. 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile 6
  7. 7. Economy and Industry Profile Map 2: Main Crops & Rainfall, Banaskantha District§ The economy of the district is based on agro & food Processing, tourism, textile and mineral based industries (ceramics)§ The district ranks 1st in the production of vegetables contributing nearly 17.67% to the total vegetable production of the State§ It is the largest producer of Potatoes and one of the leading producers of Isabgul (Psyllium husk) in the country§ Traditionally, the district is known for its food processing industry, specially for vegetable oils and vanaspati§ Banaskantha is the 3rd largest producer of oil seeds in the State after Junagadh and Jamnagar§ Around 1.18 million (9.6%) of the total tourist inflow in Gujarat, visited Ambaji, the most popular pilgrimage destination in the State, during the year 2006-2007Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2006-2007 7
  8. 8. Agriculture§ Bajri, Maize, Tobacco, Castor oil, Jowar, Psyllium and Potatoes are the other major crops of the district§ Deesa Taluka in the Banaskantha district ranks 1st in India for the production of Potatoes§ The district ranks next to Junagadh and Rajkot in the production of SpicesFig 1: Share of Districts in Vegetable Production in the Fig 2: Share of Districts in Spices Production State of Gujarat in the State of Gujarat Bhavnagar 5.76% 4.55% Kheda 11.01% 6.25% 3.99% 7.40% 5.26% Junagadh Rajkot 12.24% Rajkot 6.48% Baroda 24.76% 5.10% Banaskantha Anand 6.58% Jamnagar Junagadh 12.95% Mehsana 6.75% Sabarkantha Patan 6.82% Surat 17.67% 30.34% Surendranagar Gandhinagar 15.70% 10.38% Others Other Districts Banaskantha Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2006-2007 8
  9. 9. Vegetable Production The district contributes 46.80% to the total potato production of the StateThe other important vegetables produced in the district are Cow Pea, Beans, Tomato, Brinjal and Cabbage Fig 4: Share of Banaskantha in Potato Fig 5: Share of Banaskantha in Cow Pea Production of the State Production of the State Fig 3: Vegetable Production in Banaskantha (in Banaskantha, 000 Metric Tons) 45.80% 26.92% 54.20% 613.62 146.25 95.55 Other Districts, 73.07% 44.8 43.775 Fig 6: Share of Banaskantha in Cluster Bean Fig 7: Share of Banaskantha in Tomato Production of the State Production of the State 127.38 Banaskantha, Potato Tomato Brinjal Banaskantha, 21.63% 22.33% Cow Pea Cluster Been Others Other Other Districts, Districts, 77.67% 78.37% Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2006-2007 9
  10. 10. Spice Production The district produces 67.04% of total Isabgul production in the State The other spices produced in the district are Isabgul, Fennel, Fenugreek and Cumin Fig 9: Share of Banaskantha in Isabgul Fig 10: Share of Banaskantha in Fennel (Psyllium) Production of the State Production of the State Other Districts, 32.86% Fig 8:Spices Production in Banaskantha (in 00 32.96% Metric Tons) 67.14% 244.2 Banaskantha, 198.08 67.04%277.1 Fig 11: Share of Banaskantha in Fenugreek Fig 12: Share of Banaskantha in Cumin 38.4 Production of the State Production of the State Banaskantha Banaskantha , 17.42% , 15.98% 9.12 127.38 Other Districts, Other 82.58% Districts, 84.02%Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2006-2007 10
  11. 11. Minerals§ The district has rich mineral reserves including limestone, marble, granite, building stone and china clay§ Banaskantha district accounts for almost the entire marble reserves (99.3%) of the State of Gujarat§ Danta Taluk of Banaskantha district is known for its high quality marble production§ Banaskantha contributes 15% to the total production of limestone in Gujarat Map 3: Mineral Map of Banaskantha District Fig 13: Production of Minerals in Banaskantha Dhanera 180000 Tharad 160000 Dantiwad 140000 Vav Amirgadh Disa 120000 Diyodar Palanpur Danta 100000 Bhabhar 80000 Sihori Vadgam 60000 40000 Marble Mines 20000 Limestone 0 Granite Marble Block Marble Rubble Sand Production (in Metric Tons)Source: “Mineral Treasure of Gujarat”, Commissioner of Geology & Mining 2005-2006 11
  12. 12. Major Industries§ Major Medium & Large Scale Industries (MSI & LSI) industries in Banaskantha district are engaged in the production of granite tiles and marble blocks§ Some of the major medium and large scale players in Banaskantha district are mentioned in the table below: Table 1: Major MSIs & LSIs in Banaskantha District (Indicative List) Name of Company Taluka Production Ceramic Shreeji Granite Amirgadh Granite tiles, Slab Shreeji Industries Ltd. Amirgadh Granite Slab D.K. Trivedi & Sons Dantaa Marble block, Tiles Trivedi Marbles Ltd Dantaa Marble tiles Tirupati Marble Ltd. Dantaa Marble Slab Hindustan Marble Pvt. Ltd. Dantaa Marble Block Balaram Cement Ltd. Amirgadh Cement Shri Ram Cement Ltd. Dantaa Cement Jagdamba Cement Ltd. Dantaa Cement Food Processing Aadarsh Derivatives Ltd. Palanpur Guvaargam Gujarat Agro Industries Palanpur Castor Oil, Cake Kishaan Agro Industries Ltd. Palanpur Castor Oil Banaskantha Dist. Oil seeds Producers Union Palanpur Raydo Oil Royal Proteins Ltd. Deesa Refined Vegetable Oil Banaskantha Dist. Cooperative Milk Producer Union Ltd. Palanpur Milk, Ghee, Icecream, Butter Source: Banaskantha District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 12
  13. 13. Small Scale Industries (SSI)§ The district has seven SSI clusters focused on textile (spinning & weaving of cotton textiles & Map 4: Small Scale Industrial Clusters - khadi), diamond processing, and ceramics industry Banaskantha (processed Stone, marble)§ Out of these industrial clusters, three of the SSI clusters are located in the Palanpur taluka, two are Dhanera located in Vadgam and one each is located in Danta Tharad Dantiwad and Deesa talukas Amirgadh Dees Vav a Palanpur Danta§ The textile clusters located in Palanpur & Vadgam Diyodar Bhabhar talukas together consists of 397 units (109 in Sihori Vadgam spinning & weaving of cotton textiles and 286 units in khadi manufacturing) Spinning & Weaving of Cotton Khadi Textiles§ The diamond Processing cluster in Palanpur and Processed Stone Diamond Processing Marble Deesa consists of 104 units§ The ceramic cluster at Danta consists of 48 units having a turnover of USD 2.74 million Source: Census 2001 13
  14. 14. Industry and Investment Trends§ The district has witnessed highest investment in agro & food Processing over a period of two decades§ The food Processing industry in the district has attracted 57% of the total investment (vegetable Oil & vanaspati aggregating 30% of the total investment and other Food processing industry aggregating 27%) in the district over the last two decades§ Engineering has emerged as the third highest investment aggregator in the district over two decades§ Mineral Based (ceramic & cement) along with sugar industry have also emerged as preferred sectors for investment in Banaskantha districtFig 14: Productwise Investment (USD million) during 1988-2007 Fig 15: Employment Trend in Banaskantha (1988-2007) 5.24 8.1 6.43 3.57 Highest 6.19 Employment 1600 1455 17.38 1400 Highest 1200 1008 Investment 1000 743 800 675 577 600 400 327 164 29.52 200 107 50 28 32.62 0 ng ts s r s es s g er i ga ri e ic at al in uc ap il si m ic sp er Su st xt es od P em ra ne du Te na oc Pr Ce gi Ch In Va Pr En m c. AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY PAPER & PULP INCL. PAPER & su od is ils yp M Fo SUGAR FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES O G le t& VEGETABLE OILS ANDVANASPATI CERAMICS ab en t ge CEMENT AND GYPSUM PRODUCTS MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES m Ve Ce Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat,2007 14
  15. 15. Economy Drivers§ The food processing and textiles industries existing in the district for last two decades are driving its economic growth§ Proposed Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) passing through the Diamond Hub – Palanpur is expected to emerge as the major economic driver of the district§ The vast reserves of marble in the district are a great potential for ceramic industry§ Various support infrastructure projects planned across the proposed DMIC are expected to further boost the economic growth of the region due to the improved intra and inter State connectivity of the district§ Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) has planned to lay Gas pipeline in the district along DMIC, which would further fillip the industrial growth in Banaskantha 15
  16. 16. 3Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 16
  17. 17. Industrial Locations/Infrastructure Table 2: Industrial Estates Map 5: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation Industrial Estates Area (in Industrial Estate Hectare) Ambaji 6.54 Palanpur 7.58 Deesa Chandisar 80.74 Deesa 13.52 Deodar 17.63 Sihori 1.64 Radhanpur 38.86Source: Gujarat Infdustrial Development Corporation (GIDC), 2007 17
  18. 18. Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Map 6 : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor§ 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 side of DFC is being developed as “Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor” (DMIC)§ Almost 62% of the total area of Gujarat State (18 out of 26 Mumbai- Delhi High Axel Load Freight Corridor (DFC) districts) would be benefited by DMIC development Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Knowledge Corridor§ The State government has identified 82 links in the DMIC Investment Region (150 sq. Km) Industrial Area (100 sq. Km) influenced areas to upgrade them into two/four lane Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical carriageway offering connectivity between ports, industrial Investment Region (PCPIR) Special Investment Region (SIR) estates, hinterlands, markets and points of agricultural DMIC Influence Area produce Source: Concept Paper on DMIC (IL&FS), June 2007 18
  19. 19. Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Table 3 : Proposed Industrial Cluster in Palanpur- Sidhpur-Mehsana Industrial Area Map 7: Palanpur-Sidhpur-Mehsana Industrial Area Components Description Residential, Commercial, Integrated Township Institutional/ Health, Transportation land use Domestic Road-Rail based 4 Logistic Hub Augmentation of Existing Palanpur-Sidhpur-Mehsana Industrial Park/ Estate/ Mehsana Industrial Estate Cluster Augmentation of Palanpur- Sidhpur-Kalol-Ahmedabad link, Feeder Road Links Radhanpur-Himmatnagar- Mehsana Link Logistics Park 4 Feeder Rail Links 4 Source: Concept Paper on DMIC (IL&FS), June 2007 19
  20. 20. 4Support Infrastructure 20
  21. 21. Road & Port Connectivity Map 8 : Banaskantha Road NetworkConnectivity to Major Cities§ Palanpur and Deesa, the two major cities of Banaskantha district are connected to National Capital Delhi and Jaipur, capital of neighboring State of Rajasthan through National Highway (NH) 14 & NH 8Interstate Connectivity§ The State Highway 7 connects the district to important cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Table 4: Distance of District Headquarters from other Locations Patan & Deesa Distance from Distance from§ Palanpur is connected to Ambaji (significant Palanpur (in Palanpur (in Location Kms) Location Kms) pilgrimage) via State Highway No 9 Delhi 821 Vadodara 257Port Connectivity Mumbai 733 Surat 424§ The nearest port is Dholera port Hyderabad 1250 Jamnagar 459 Kolkata 1932 Rajkot 371§ The district is also connected to the Kandla Chennai 1797 Bhavnagar 346 port via National Highway 15 Ahmedabad 217 Ankleshwar 341 Valsad 491Source: Banaskantha District Profile,2006-07 21
  22. 22. Airport & Rail Connectivity Map 9 : Banaskantha Air Connectivity Air§ The district has an airstrip at Palanpur§ The nearest commercial airport for the district is at Patan Mehsana Sabarkantha Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Rail Map 10 : Banaskantha Rail Network§ Banaskantha is connected to Mumbai-Ahmedabad- Delhi through a broad gauge with a major railway station at the district headquarter, Palanpur§ Other major cities such as Deesa, Deoder, Dhanera and Bhabhar are also connected with the district headquarter via rail link Source: Banaskantha District Profile,2006-07, Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat 22
  23. 23. Power Supply Network§ Banaskantha has a well developed network of sub-stations for power. There are four 220 KV sub stations in the district. An additional substation of a similar capacity is also planned in the district§ Additionally, the district houses a 400 KV and a 132 KV sub-station Map 11 : Banaskantha Power Network Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2007 23
  24. 24. Water Supply§ Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from three main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GSSWB), Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited§ The district is irrigated through seven canal networks under Sardar Sarovar Project namely Table 5 : Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal network Branch canal Length (Km) District Starting point Ending point Radhanpur 24 Patan, Banaskantha Changa Memdavad Kachchh 360 Banakantha, Patan, Kuchchh Salimgadh Modkuva Vejpur 24 Banaskantha Dhunsol Rudi Malsanand 15.78 Banaskantha Khanpur Khimanavas Gadsisa 22.33 Banaskantha Naroli Ankoli Dhima 14.68 Banaskantha Vami Dhima Madka 19.05 Banaskantha Del Devda Source: Sardar Saqrovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2007 24
  25. 25. Gas Supply§ Gas Grid of length 67.46 km has been identified by Gujarat State Petronet Limited, in Banaskantha district for laying gas pipeline§ The identified route has two sections connects : a) Palanpur to Jaipur, the capital of the neighboring State of Rajasthan with proposed length of 44.86 km and b) Palanpur to Mehsana district with length of 21.17 km Map 12 : Banaskantha Gas Network Dhanera Dantiwada Tharad Vav Deesa Palanpur Danta Deoder Bhabhar Sikori VadgamSource: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 25
  26. 26. Proposed Infrastructure ProjectsRoad Network§ Development of Feeder Road Links to ensure connectivity to identified industrial areas within Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) and Hinterlands§ Conversion of Palanpur-Mehsana linkage to Pipavav into six laneRail Network§ Gandhidham-Palanpur Gauge Conversion, 313 km for Kandla Port (under implementation stage)Source: Indian Real Estate: Growth and New Destinations ,FICCI and Ernst & Young, 2007 26
  27. 27. 5Social Infrastructure 27
  28. 28. Education§ Banaskantha district has around 1,983 primary schools, 153 secondary schools, and 56 higher secondary schools§ The district has a good network of technical training institutes like ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes), Polytechnic and cottage industry training institutes§ The ITIs have an intake capacity of 2,028 students every year and offer courses in engineering, textile and automobile areas Map 13 : Technical Training Institutes, Banaskantha Table 6: Technical Training Institutes, Banaskantha Type of Educational Institute Number Primary schools 1983 Secondary schools 153 Amirgadh Higher Secondary schools 56 Tharad Private Arts, Commerce, Science, B.Ed & Law Colleges 7 Deesa Deesa Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) 5 Palanpur Cottage Industry Training Institute 2 Polytechnic College 1Industrial Training Institutes Cottage Industry Training Institute Polytechnic Source: Banaskantha District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 28
  29. 29. Health§ The district has 64 primary health centers and 422 sub-centers Table 7: Health Care Facilities, Banaskantha§ It has a well knit network of private medical care institutions and trust hospitals Type of Medical Facility Number§ The district also has Government hospital at Community Health Centres 12 Vadgam which is 20 bedded Primary. health Centres 64§ A mobile ayurvedic dispensary has also been Sub Centers 422 sanctioned in Banaskantha district under Government Hospitals 2 Special Component Plan Private. Medical care Institutions including Trust hospitals 979§ Pulse, a multi-specialty womens hospital, has entered into franchisee agreements with hospitals in Idar in Banaskantha to facilitate infertility treatment in the districtSource: Banaskantha District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 29
  30. 30. 6Tourism 30
  31. 31. Tourism§ The district has immense tourism potential because Map 14 : Tourist Destinations, Banaskantha of the presence of pilgrimages like Ambaji & Kumbharia Balram-Ambaji Sanctuary Kumbharia§ Around 43.3% of the tourist inflow in Gujarat was for Ambaji Balrampur religious purposes and Ambaji has emerged as the second most popular tourist destination in Gujarat Palanpur§ Apart from Ambaji, Banaskantha has other interesting places like Kumbharia which is a religious Fig 16 : Share of Tourist Inflow in Gujarat place for Jains, Balarm-Ambaji Sanctuary, Balram Ahmedabad Palace Resort at Balrampur, Jessore Sloth Bear 17% Ambaji 10% Sanctuary and Kedarnath Mahadev Temple in Jessore (32 Km from Palanpur)§ Jessore also offer excellent trekking options through its hilly terrain and is famous for sloth bear sanctuary Other Dwarka locations 7% 66%Source: Tourist Flow in Gujarat; Annual Report 2006-2007 31
  32. 32. 7Investment Opportunities 32
  33. 33. Investment Opportunities Agro & Food Processing Banaskantha offers varied opportunities across the Agro & food processing value chain as depicted below § Agricultural Productions § Drip & Sprinkler irrigation, Micro irrigation § Processing & Supply Chain § Sorting, packaging & processing § Instant packed/frozen Vegetables § Infrastructure & Machinery § Food & agro parks § Multi Commodity Cold Chain/integrated pack houses § Terminal market * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 33
  34. 34. Investment Opportunities Tourism § Highway restaurants § Motels § Heritage resorts § Budget hotels § Amusement parks Mineral Based Industries § Extraction, processing and manufacturing of granite and marble into semi-final or final products § Cement manufacturing units * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 34
  35. 35. Annexure I Maps Figures Tables Figure 1 : Share of Districts in VegetableMap 1: District Map of Banaskantha with Production in the State of Gujarat Table 1: Major MSIs & SSIs in Banaskantha Talukas Figure 2 : Share of District Spices Production District in the State of GujaratMap 2: Main Crops & Rainfall, Banaskantha Table 2: Industrial Estates District Figure 3 : Vegetable Production in Banaskantha Table 3: Proposed Industrial Cluster inMap 3:Mineral Map of Banaskantha District Figure 4 : Share of Banaskantha in Potato Palanpur-Sidhpur-Mehsana Production of the State Industrial AreaMap 4: Small Scale Industrial Clusters, Figure 5 : Share of Banaskantha in Cow Pea Banaskantha Production of the State Table 4: Distance of District Headquarters from other Locations Figure 6 : Share of Banaskantha in ClusterMap 5: GIDC Industrial Estates Bean Production of the State Table 5: Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal network Figure 7 : Share of Banaskantha in TomatoMap 6: Delhi-Mumbai-Industrial Corridor Production of the State Figure 8 : Spice Production in Banaskantha Table 6: Technical Training Institutes,Map 7 : Palanpur-Sidhpur-Mehsana Industrial Banaskantha Area Figure 9 : Share of Banaskantha in Isabgul Production of the State Table 7: Healthcare Facilities, BanaskanthaMap 8 : Banaskantha Road Network Figure 10 : Share of Banaskantha in Fennel Production of the StateMap 9 : Banaskantha Air Connectivity Figure 11 : Share of Banaskantha in Fenugreek Production of the StateMap 10 : Banaskantha Rail Network Figure 12 : Share of Banaskantha in CuminMap 11 : Banaskantha Power Network Production of the State Figure 13 : Production of Minerals inMap 12 : Banaskantha Gas Network Bankasntha Figure 14 : Productwise Investment duringMap 13 : Technical Training Institute, 1988-1997 Banaskantha Figure 15 : Employment Trend, BanaskanthaMap 14 : Tourist Destination, Banaskantha Figure 16 : Share of Tourist inflow in Gujarat 35
  36. 36. Annexure II : AbbreviationsDFC: Dedicated Freight CorridorMSI: Medium Scale IndustryLSI: Large Scale IndustrySSI : Small Scale IndustriesSEZ : Special Economic ZoneDMIC : Delhi Mumbai Industrial CorridorDFC : Delhi Freight CorridorGWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage BoardITI: Industrial Training Institutes 36