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Rajkot - District Profile

  1. 1. Rajkot 1
  2. 2. Index 1 Rajkot: A Snapshot 2 Economy and Industry Profile 3 Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 4 Support Infrastructure 5 Social Infrastructure 6 Tourism 7 Investment Opportunities 2
  3. 3. 1Rajkot : A Snapshot3
  4. 4. Introduction: Rajkot Map 1: District Map of Rajkot with talukas§ Rajkot is located in the south-west region of Gujarat§ The district headquarter is Rajkot city – Largest city in Saurashtra and fourth largest in Gujarat state§ The district has 14 talukas of which the major talukas are Rajkot, Morbi, Jetpur, Wankaner, Upleta and Dhoraji§ Rajkot city is considered the economic, industrial and educational hub of the region§ The district boasts of a stock exchange, which is linked Maliya with exchanges in Mumbai, Kolkata & New Delhi Morbi§ Engineering and Auto ancillary industry is viewed as the growth engine of the district .Textiles and Apparels is also an Tankara Wankaner emerging sector Paddhari§ Ajanta, world’s largest clock manufacturer is present in the Rajkot district Lodhika Jasdan Jam Kandorna Kotda§ Focus sectors Upleta GondalSanghani § Engineering & electronics Dhoraji Jetpur § Textiles & apparels § Chemicals District Headquarter § Infrastructure Talukas Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 4 4
  5. 5. Fact File 70.20º to 71.40º East (Longitude) Geographical Location 20.58º to 23.08º North (Latitude) 41º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 9º Centigrade (Minimum) Average Rainfall 540 to 600 mm Rivers Bhadar, Machh and Aji Area 11203 sq. km District Headquarter Rajkot Talukas 14 Population 31,68,392 (As per Census 2001) Population Density 283 Persons per sq. km Sex Ratio 930 Females per 1000 Males Literacy Rate 74.85% Language Gujarati, Hindi and English Seismic Zone Zone IIISource : Rajkot District Collectorate, Socio Economic Profile 2006-07, Gujarat Seismic Zone Map 5 5
  6. 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile6
  7. 7. Economy and Industry Profile§ The occupational pattern in Rajkot is primarily based on manufacturing and service sector. About 42% of workers are engaged in service activities and 34% in manufacturing activities§ Manufacturing activities are concentrated in two main industrial estates – Aji and Bhaktinagar§ In the past, Rajkot concentrated around the establishment of cloth mills. The current trend of industrial growth is towards the Engineering and Autoancillary sector. In this sector, diesel engine is the leading business with around 105 manufacturing units operational in the district§ The district also has various manufacturing units for machine tools, industrial equipments, lathe machines, metallurgical industries, electronics, engineering and auto ancillary sector§ Small and medium industries are dominated by foundries, engineering & automobile works, textile related units gold & silver jewellery, handicrafts, spices, medicines, and wall clocks§ Jetpur taluka of the district is famous for dyeing and printing business and Paddhari taluka for ginning and pressing business in the entire State Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 7 7
  8. 8. Agriculture Largest Producer of Cotton in Gujarat§ Rajkot district is the largest producer of cotton in 2 nd Largest Producer of Oil Seeds in Gujarat 2nd Largest Producer of Spices & Onions in Gujarat the State. It is the second largest producer for oil Fig. 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 seeds with groundnut being the major oil seed 50000 46645 450000 45000 409043 400000§ In 2006-07, Rajkot produced 12,996 Metric 40000 350000 Production (M.T.) 35000 300000 Area (00 Ha) Tonnes (MT) of fruits, 4.09 lakh MT of 30000 250000 25000 21470 200000 vegetables and 0.81 lakh MT of spices. 20000 150000 15000 81517 10000 100000§ Main fruits include mango, chikoo, citrus & papaya 5000 1424 12996 50000 0 0§ Rajkot is the second largest producer of onions Fruits Vegetables Spices Area (00 Ha) Production (M.T.) in Gujarat state with 2.73 lakh MT of production in Fig. 2 : Food and Non-Food Crop Production 2006-07 2006-07 contributing 22% to the total production of 4500 18000 Production (00 M.T.) 4000 4300 15388 16000 onions in the State 3500 14000 Area (00 Ha) 3000 12000 2500 3100 10000 2000 8000§ Rajkot is the second largest producer of spices 1500 1164 6000 1000 3280 4000 contributing 13% to total production in the State. 500 182 157 2193 2000 0 0 Garlic and cumin are main spice crops in the Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Cotton(Lint) Area (00 Ha) Production (00 M.T.) district with 27% share to the total production Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Directorate of Agriculture 8 8
  9. 9. Minerals Fig. 3 : Fireclay Production in Gujarat§ Rajkot district is rich in minerals such as fireclay, 8% chalk, perlite and limestone§ Rajkot taluka is the largest producer of fireclay in the Rajkot Others district contributing 92% of the total state production during 2005-06. Due to abundant availability of 92% fireclay in the district, firebricks and ceramic related Map 2: Mineral Reserves in Rajkot industries (crockery) businesses have developed in Chalk Limestone Wankaner and Morbi talukas Fireclay Silica sand§ In India, perlite used for horticulture and construction Calcite applications only occurs in Rajkot district. In 2001-02, the sole mine for perlite in the country recorded production of 137 Metric Tonnes§ Other minerals found in the district include brick sand, black trap, silica sand, calcite and red clay Source: Gujarat Mining Potential Report, CII, 2003, Gujarat Mineral Policy 2003 9 9
  10. 10. Major Industries§ There are around 73 medium scale / large scale industrial units in Rajkot§ Majority of the industries are concentrated in Rajkot, Morbi and Kotda Sanghani talukas of the district§ The industrial units are present across engineering, forging, casting, solvent plants, paper, milk products, ceramics, electronics & pharmaceuticals sectors *Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Rajkot District Name of Company Taluka Production Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Morbi Electronics Atop Food products Morbi Potato Chips Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. Lodhika Processed Food Product Archer Metals Ltd. Kotda Sanghani Aluminium Coils Gujarat Goldcoin Ceramics Ltd. Paddhari Ceramic ( Wall and Floor tiles) Echjay Industries Ltd. Rajkot Automotive Components and Forgings Atul Auto Ltd. Kotda Sanghani Three Wheeler Passenger Rickshaw Rolex Rings Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot Forged and Rolled Rings Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Gondal Chemicals Samay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot Electronics * Indicative list Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 10 10
  11. 11. Major Industries Map 3 : Major Industry Players in Rajkot • Maliya • Morbi • Tankara • Wankaner • Paddhari Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd. • Rajkot Atop Food Products • Lodhika • Jasdan Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. • Jam Kandorna • Kotda Echjay Industries Ltd. • Gujarat Agro Industries Sanghani Corporation Ltd. Samay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. • Upleta Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. • Jetpur • Dhoraji Atul Auto Ltd. Rolex Rings Pvt. Ltd. * Indicative listSource : Rajkot District Profile Booklet 2004 11 11
  12. 12. Small Scale Industries (SSI)§ There are over 30,463 small scale industries operating in Rajkot district in the areas such as Some of the main industries include machinery, textiles, food products, glass and ceramics, and metal products§ Maximum number of SSI units (5,283 Units) belong to machineries followed by textiles (4,389 Units)§ Most of the small scale industries are located at talukas such as Rajkot, Jetpur, Morbi, and Gondal Figure 4 & 5 : Contribution of Industry Sectors in SSI units 5% 4% 17% Machineries 3% 3% Textiles 3% 39% Food products Electricity equipments Metal products Tobacco prroducts SSI Other 14% Glass and Ceramics Wood Contribution Non ferrous metals SSIs Leather Rubber and its products Automobile parts Chemicals Other industries 7% Paper and its products 2% Others 82% 6% 2% 3% 4% 6%Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 12 12
  13. 13. Small Scale Industries (SSI) Map 4: Talukawise SSIs in Rajkot Maliya Morbi Tankara Wankaner Paddhari Rajkot Lodhika Kotda Sangani Jam Gondal Jasdan Kandorna Upleta Food Products Paper & its products Jetpur Textiles Mineral based Dhoraji Wood Products EngineeringSource : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 13 13
  14. 14. Industry and Investment Trends§ As per the Industrial Entrepreneur Memoranda (IEMs) filed, the total investments during 1988-97 Fig. 6: Decadal Industry Trends was INR 1,495 Crore (USD 356 million) and during 48950 1998 -2007 investments were to the tune of INR 50000 1,657 Crore (USD 395 million) 40000 22529 30000§ Around 50% of the growth in investments during 20000 1657 207 1495 156 1998-2007 has been in the industry sector such as 10000 0 Ceramics, Textiles, Machines and Engineering 1988-1997 1998-2007§ Total number of industrial units have grown from Investments Em ployment Units 156 to 207 with ceramics sector contributing 35% of new units established during 1998-2007§ The number of jobs created during 1998-2007 has doubled as compared to previous decade (1988- 1998) was 22,529 Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 14 14
  15. 15. Investment Trends: 1988-97§ During 1988-97, infrastructure sector attracted highest investment worth INR 566 crore (USD 134.76 million) contributing 38% to total Fig. 7 : Major Investments & Employment During 1988-97 investments 2500 2159§ In Food processing industry, Vegetable oils sector Investm ent & Employment 1879 2000 attracted investments of INR 129 crore (USD 31.4 1500 million) generating highest number of jobs during 1000 566 652 566 524 1988-1997 500 283 129 118 115 100 85§ Within the Engineering sector, Industrial 0 Metallurgical Machinery Chemicals Industrial Vegetable Ceramics Infrastructure industries machinery attracted major investments of INR 118 Oils projects crore (USD 28.78 million) while Metallurgical Sectors industries investments were to the tune of INR 85 Investments Employment crore (20.7 million) and stood second highest to generate jobs (1879) in the district§ Ceramics and Chemicals sector attracted investments of INR 115 crore (USD 28 million) and INR 100 crore (USD 24 million) respectively Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 15 15
  16. 16. Investment Trends : 1998-07§ Ceramics sector witnessed highest investment worth INR 456 crore (USD 108.57 million) with growth over 200 times than previous decade Fig. 8 : Major Investments & Employment During 1998-07§ Miscellaneous machinery and Engineering 8000 7205 Investment & Em ploym ent 7000 industries attracted next highest investment of 6000 5357 5000 4000 3230 INR 308 crore (USD 73.30 million) contributing 3000 2814 1640 2000 1015 456 308 23% to total investments 1000 125 108 53 46 0 Electronics Textiles Engineering Machinery & Ceramics Miscellaneous Instruments§ Highest employment was generated by Industrial industries Misc. Electronics sector (7,205 jobs) followed by miscellaneous industries sector Sectors Investm ents Em ploym ent§ Textiles sector also witnessed an upward trend in investments growing over 100 times with investments to the tune of INR 125 crore (USD 30 million) Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 16 16
  17. 17. Investments in Pipeline§ A total of 11 MoUs were signed amounting to the Fig. 9 : Number of MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) 8 7 investments worth INR 1,873 crore (USD 446 million) 7 6 for the projects related to Rajkot district during Vibrant 5 4 Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) 2003, 2005 & 4 3 2007 2§ Sectors such as ports, engineering and automobile, 1 0 tourism and food & agro industries witnessed major 2005 2007 investments Fig. 10 : Sector wise MoUs (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) 1§ Three MoUs with total investment of INR 1,150 crore 3 (USD 274 million) were signed in engineering and automobile sector, which was highest proposed 4 investment by Rajkot Engineering Association for setting up SEZ 3§ Maximum number of MoUs were signed in food and agro sector followed by ports sector and engineering & Ports Engineering and Automobile Food and Agro Tourism automobile sector Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 17 17
  18. 18. Economy Drivers§ Rajkot is one of the biggest centers for engineering industry. Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for engineering sector is proposed in the district, which will further boost the growth of engineering sector as well as increase the industrial output and exports of the district§ Growth in real estate in Rajkot is quite rapid due to the large investments made by top realty players in projects such as development of townships, group housing, commercial complexes, and IT Parks. This will increase the investments and employment opportunities in the infrastructure sector as well§ The State Government has identified various industrial clusters to fuel the industrial growth in the district. Major industries identified are engineering (diesel engine, machine tools, electric motors, casting and forging), ceramics/floor tiles, textiles, gems and jewellery, ginning and oxidized metals. Development of these clusters will lead to industrial growth in the district§ The district has huge reserves of minerals, especially fireclay which has led to the growth of specific industries such as fire bricks and ceramics (crockery manufacturing) 18 18
  19. 19. 3 Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure19
  20. 20. Industrial EstatesTable 2: GIDC Industrial Estates in Rajkot Map 5: Location of GIDC Industrial Estates in Industrial estates Area in Hectare Rajkot Kotada-Sanghani 0.89 Padhari 1.00 Mota Dahisara 1.23 Upleta 5.23 Jasdan 6.20 Morbi 8.08 Bhaktinagar 8.83 Jetpur 10.42 Gondal I 13.25 Wankaner 19.67 Gondal II 37.2605 Morbi (Rafleshwar) 40.23 Kuvadwa 53.07 Aji 83.94 Bamonbor 43.48 Lodhika 423.64 Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Government of Gujarat, 2007 20 20
  21. 21. 4 Support Infrastructure21
  22. 22. Road and Rail Connectivity Map 6 : Rajkot Road & Rail Network Road§ Rajkot is well connected to other cities through National Highways (NH) & State Highways (SH)§ The district is connected to Ahmedabad (225 km), Vadodara (294 km), Surat (461 km), Mehsana (299 km), Bhavnagar (175 km), Jamnagar (92 km), Vapi (549 km) and Ankleshwar (388 km)§ The regional network includes NH -8a that links Kandla, NH -8b that links Porbandar and Gandhinagar and NH 8d that connects Jetpur and Junagadh with Rajkot Rail Table3 : Distance of Rajkot from major Indian cities§ Rajkot is well connected by rail network to important cities in Locations Distance (in km) Gujarat and India like Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Coimbatore, and Delhi 1500 Mumbai 750 Bhopal Hyderabad 1254 Kolkata 2085 Chennai 1801Source : Rajkot Chamber of Commerce, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 22 22
  23. 23. Airports and Ports Air§ The district has a domestic airport at Rajkot city, which operates flights to major cities such as Vadodara, Bhuj, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Jamnagar Port§ Navlakhi, the only port in Rajkot has good rail and road connectivity§ It is connected to Morbi by road and national highway§ The port is connected by broad gauge railway line with rest of India via Maliya Source :Rajkot district profile booklet 2004, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 23 23
  24. 24. Power Supply Network Power§ Currently, Rajkot district has 7 substations of 132 KV, 3 substations of 220 KV and 1 substation of 400 KV for power supply§ These substations are spread across Morbi, Wankaner, Jetpur, Dhoraji, Jasdan & Gondal talukas & other villages of the district§ Another substation of 400 KV is proposed in the district Rajkot Power Supply NetworkSource: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation 24 24
  25. 25. Gas Supply Gas§ There are 4 gas pipeline sections present in the district of which Ratanpur - Morbi Spurline is the longest segment and is 35.074 kms long§ The existing gas grid in the district is 114.81 kms long and the proposed length of gas grid is 0.087 km. The proposed gas grid will cover three sections i.e. Morbi – Mundra, Jamnagar – Okha and Gana – Rajkot Map 8 : Rajkot Gas Grid Network Proposed Pipeline Commissioned Pipeline Under Construction Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board (GSEB), Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation 25 25
  26. 26. 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), an irrigation canal, dams, and surface reservoirs§ To avail the water from Sardar Sarovar project, Maliya branch canal project is planned. In this project, Narmada water from Sardar Sarovar will reach through Saurashtra main canal upto Maliya; from Maliya to Hadala the water would reach through canal and from Hadala to Rajkot by a pipelineSource: Rajkot Chamber of Commerce 26 26
  27. 27. Navlakhi Port Rajkot§ Navlakhi is an all-weather lighterage port located at inner side of Gulf of Kutch Navlakhi on the west coast of India Gujarat§ The port is connected to National highway at a distance of 45 kms and through a broad gauge railway line with the rest of India. The nearest airport is Rajkot is at a distance of 110 km§ The main cargo handled at Navlakhi port is coal & coke, flourspar, pig iron and salt§ One deep-water lighterage jetty of 102 m. has been constructed by M/s United Shippers Ltd. and has been operational since March 2000§ M/s United Shippers Ltd., M/S Dharmasi Morarji, M/s Jaydeep Associates and M/s. Shreeji Shipping have been allotted to create private jetty for handling of their cargo§ Gujarat Maritime Board has constructed 160 m RCC jetty. The port yard have been provided concrete roads and illuminated by high mast towers. Source: The Ports of Gujarat, GMB, Government of Gujarat 27 27
  28. 28. Proposed Infrastructure Projects Road Network • The Gujarat State Road Development Corporation (GSRDC) has proposed a four lane highway connecting Rajkot – Jamnagar – Vadinar with estimated cost of INR 775 crore (185 million) for which in-principle approval is granted Rail Network § It is proposed to provide port linkage through railway line between Dahisara to Maliya – Samakhyali – Palanpur. The distance is about 37 km and cost of the rail project is estimated to be INR 148 crore (USD 35 million) Infrastructure projects • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) along with a private developer West Gujarat Expressway Ltd. has proposed to construct Rajkot Bypass and Gondal-Jetpur Road Port projects § Development of container handling facilities at Navlakhi port on Sui Creek for feeder container vessel § Development of liquid terminal at Navlakhi port to import LPG to fulfil the demand of north Indian market Source: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Gujarat Maritime Board 28 28
  29. 29. 5 Social Infrastructure29
  30. 30. Education§ Saurashtra University is a major university in Table 4: Educational Institutions in Rajkot Rajkot which was established in 1967 Educational Institutes Total§ The university is well known for several Primary Schools 1845 departments such as journalism, economics, biosciences, pharmaceutical science, Secondary Schools 426 electronics, chemistry, among several others Higher Secondary Schools 40§ There are 5 engineering colleges in the district ITIs 17 offering courses in computers, electronics and communication, instrumentation and control, Polytechnic 7 mechanical, IT, and electrical engineering Pharmacy Colleges 14§ R.K. College in Rajkot imparts education in major Engineering Colleges 5 branches such as engineering, management and pharmacy Medical Colleges 1§ Various Industrial Training Institutes provide MCA College 1 training in areas like electronics, instrument and Management Colleges 8 motor mechanic, wielding, dress making, tailoring and cutting, painting, stenography, carpentry and Others* 74 * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges Wood working, oil engine and tractor repairing and others Source : Rajkot Collectorate, INDEXTb 30 30
  31. 31. Health§ Rajkot has 50 primary healthcare centers, 13 community healthcare centers, 3 civil hospitals and 12 government hospitals§ N M Virani Wockhardt Hospital in Rajkot is the first dedicated super specialty hospital which offers comprehensive end-to-end care in cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, joint replacement and minimal access surgery Wockhardt Hospital at Rajkot§ It also provides services in other specialties like urology, nephrology, medical and surgical oncology, endocrinology, gynecology, pediatrics, critical care, emergency care and preventive healthcare§ Other major hospitals in Rajkot are Civil hospital, G.T. Seth Eye hospital, K.T. Children Hospital and R.Z. Women Hospital which has radiology department, physiotherapy department, surgery department and laboratory Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Health Department, Government of Gujarat 31 31
  32. 32. 6 Tourism32
  33. 33. Tourism§ Kaba Gandhi no Delo - The house built by Mahatma Gandhi in 1880-81 has been declared as a national monument and includes pictorial tour of his life§ Watson Museum – The museum inaugurated in 1888, has an excellent collection of archeological and ancient traditional items like Indus Valley artifacts, textiles, paintings and colonial Kaba Gandhi no Delo memorabilia§ Rajkumar College – It was built in 1870 for the education of prince of different states and for children from royal families§ Energy Park - The aim behind this park is to make people aware about the use of non conventional energy resources Rajkumar college§ Community Science Center & Planetarium - Run by a non government organisation, it arranges different programmes, seminars, workshops related to science and maths§ The Rotary Dolls Museum - It gives an overview to the culture & traditions of the world at large through the medium of dolls§ Other places of interests include Mukti dham - Crematorium, Swaminarayan temple Ram Krishna Temple, Swaminarayan Temple, Aji Dam Source : Rajkot Municipal Corporation 33 33
  34. 34. 7Investment Opportunities34
  35. 35. Investment Opportunities Engineering § Opportunities for setting up insulation units § Industrial instruments & engine parts § Home equipments & tiles § CNC machines Textile § Modern spinning with captive power generation § Manufacturing of fabrics § Modern energy efficient textile ginning and processing § Technical textiles IT/ ITeS § Software development centers § Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) § Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) § Training & educational centers * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 35 35
  36. 36. Annexure I Maps Figures TablesMap 1: District Map of Rajkot with talukas Figure 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in RajkotMap 2: Mineral Reserves in Rajkot Figure 2 : Food and Non- Food Crop Production 2005-06 Table 2 : Industrial Estates in RajkotMap 3: Major Players in Rajkot Table 3: Distance of Rajkot from Major Indian Figure 3: Fireclay Production in Gujarat CitiesMap 4: Talukawise SSIs in Rajkot Figure 4 & 5 : Contribution of Sectors in SSI Units Table 4 : Educational Institutions in RajkotMap 5: Location of Industrial Estates in Rajkot Figure 6 : Decadal Investment TrendsMap 6 :Rajkot Road & Rail Connectivity Figure 7: Major Investments and EmploymentMap 7 : Rajkot Power Supply During 1988-1997Map 8 : Rajkot Gas Network Figure 8: Major Investments and Employment During 1998-2007 Figure 9 : Number of MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) Figure 9 : Sectorwise MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) 36 36
  37. 37. 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 GWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage Board GSRDC : Gujarat State Road Development Corporation GMB: Gujarat Maritime Board ITI : Industrial Training Institute NHAI: National Highways Authority of India 37 37