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Sabarkantha District Profile

  1. 1. Sabarkantha
  2. 2. INDEX 1 Sabarkantha: 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. 1Sabarkantha : A Snapshot 3
  4. 4. Introduction : Sabarkantha Map 1: District Map of Sabarkantha with Talukas§ 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, Khedbrahma chemicals and milk processing Vadali§ Tourist Destinations – Idar, Shamlaji temple, Polo Vijaynagar Ider Forests, Vijaynagar Bhiloda Himmatnagar§ Key raw materials such as groundnut, cotton, clay, oilseeds and tobacco are abundantly present in Prantij Meghrej Modasa Sabarkantha Taluka Talod Dhansura Malpur District B ayad Headquarter 4
  5. 5. Fact File 73.39º East (Longitude)Geographical Location 23.03º North (Latitude) 40.5º Centigrade (Maximum)Temperature 9.04º Centigrade (Minimum)Average Rainfall 500-1000 mmRivers Hathmati, Sabarmati, Khari, Meshwo, Vatrak, Mazum, HarnavArea 7390 sq. kmDistrict Headquarter HimmatnagarTalukas 13Population 2,082,531 (As per 2001 Census)Population Density 282 Persons per sq. kmSex Ratio 947 Females per 1000 malesLiteracy Rate 67.31%Languages Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishSeismic Zone Zone III Source: Sabarkantha District Profile & Socio-economic Review 2006-07 5
  6. 6. 2Economy and Industry Profile 6
  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. 7
  8. 8. Agriculture§ Major food crops, oil seeds, and fruits Fig 1 : Food Production (00’ MT) 2006-07 produced in the district include wheat, castor, groundnut, tobacco, ber, mango and Cereals 3887 pomegranate 256 Pulses§ 5,17,800 metric tonnes (MT) of cereals 480 Groundnut was produced in the district during 2005-06; highest in the State Oilseed 1166§ Highest producer of ber (Indian Jujube– 29,293 MT) and Pomegranate (32,218 MT) Fig 2 : Production of Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable crops 2006-07 in the State 22517 Spices§ Contributes to over 10% of the total potatoes 349187 produced in the State Fruits§ Brinjal, cabbage, tomato and cauliflower are 155901 Vegetables the major vegetable crops cultivated in the district 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 Production (MT) Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2007 8
  9. 9. Major Industries§ There are at present 42 medium and large scale Map 2 : Major Industry Players* in Sabarkantha industries in Sabarkantha district§ Some of the major medium and large scale players present in district are mentioned in Table 1 Table 1 : Major Companies having Operations in the District* Name of Company Taluka Production Sabar Dairy Sabar Dairy Himmatnagar Milk Powder Pathik Agrotech Himmatnagar Cut flower High-tech Cultivation Gujarat Ambuja Oracle Granite Limited Himmatnagar Manufacturing of Wall tiles Exports Ltd. Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd. Prantij Denim Fabric Eureka Tiles Prantij Ceramics City Tiles Limited Prantij Ceramics * Indicative List Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 9
  10. 10. Small Scale Industries (SSI) § 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 Fig 3 : Sector-wise Investments (INR Lakhs) in SSI units 432 900 Wall & Floor Tiles 1500 Chemicals Plastic & Plastic 7412 Products Commercial Office and Household EquipmentsSource: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 10
  11. 11. Small Scale Industry Clusters Map 3 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Ceramics Quarry Pulse Mills Aluminium Ider utensils Engineering Himmatnagar Prantij Modasa Talod Dhansura Bayad Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 11
  12. 12. Industry and Investment Trends§ New sectors such as ceramics, plastics & plastic Fig 4 : Investments in Ceramics Industry products, and other miscellaneous industries witnessed investments worth INR 506 crore (USD 120 mn) during the period 1998 -2007 364 400§ The ceramics sector witnessed investments worth Investments (INR Crores) 350 INR 364 crore (USD 88.7 mn) during 1998-2007 in 25 300 units 250 200§ It generated 2,316 jobs during 1998-2007 contributing 150 16 100 to 57% of the total employment generated 50§ Ceramics industry had shown tremendous growth in 0 1988 - 1997 1998 - 2007 investments during 1998-2007 over the previous Ceramics decade§ Other sectors such as food processing, textiles, cement, paper & pulp, and chemicals have also been growing at a steady pace Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 12
  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 13
  14. 14. 3Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 14
  15. 15. Industrial Estates Map 4 : GIDC Industrial Estates Table 2 : GIDC Estates in Sabarkantha District Industrial Estates Area (hectares) Malpur (RIDC) 1 Idar 3 Bhiloda 15 Ider Bhiloda Modasa 19 Himmatnagar Himmatnagar 25 Modasa Talod 26 Talod Malpur Industrial EstatesSource: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), 2007 15
  16. 16. 4Support Infrastructure 16
  17. 17. Road, Rail, Air Network Road 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) Rail§ 24 railway stations in the district connects Sabarkantha with major cities in the State and with the State Rajasthan Air§ Nearest airport in Ahmedabad is 79 km away from Himmatnagar (District Headquarter) Source: Sabarkantha District Profile Booklet, 2007 17
  18. 18. Power Supply Network 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 Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2007 18
  19. 19. Gas and Water Supply Map 7 : Sabarkantha Gas Network Gas § There is one pipeline section in the district § State owned Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. has Sabarkantha commissioned a gas grid which is 43.499 kms Himmatnagar long and runs from Kalol to Himmatnagar Kalol Commissioned 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 bodiesSource: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 19
  20. 20. 5Social Infrastructure 20
  21. 21. Education and Health Infrastructure Education§ The district has a government engineering college and one government polytechnic colleges, which offer courses in Educational Institutes Total computer, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering Polytechnic College 1§ There are 23 government arts and commerce colleges as well as one pharmacy college spread across the district Pharmacy College 5§ 22 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in the district impart training Engineering College 1 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 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 21
  22. 22. 6Tourism 22
  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 Shamlaji Temple§ 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 Polo Forest portraits of English royalty, hunting scenes, trophies etc. Source: Gujarat India Guide 23
  24. 24. 7Investment Opportunities 24
  25. 25. Investment Opportunities Agriculture § Pulse, rice and flour mills § Cold Storage § Food processing industries Minerals § Cement industry § Fine bricks § Vitrified tiles § Crockery Chemicals § Pesticides § Pharma drugs § Intermediary chemical manufacturing units * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at 25
  26. 26. Annexure I Maps Figures TablesMap 1: District Map of Sabarkantha with Figure 1 : Food Production 2005 - 06 Table 1 : Major Companies having OperationsTalukas in the districtMap 2: Major Industry Players Figure 2 : Productions of Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable crops Production 2006-07 Table 2 : GIDC Estates in SabarkanthaMap 3: Small Scale Industry Clusters District Figure 3 : Sector-wise Investments (INR Lakhs)Map 4: GIDC Industrial Estates in SSI UnitsMap 5: Road & Rail Network Figure 4 : Investments in Ceramics IndustryMap 6: Sabarkantha Power NetworkMap 7: Sabarkantha Gas Network 26
  27. 27. Annexure II : AbbreviationsSSI : Small Scale IndustriesMSI : Medium Scale IndustriesLSI : Large Scale IndustriesGSECL : Gujarat State Electricity Corporation LtdGIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development CorporationGWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage BoardITI : Industrial Training InstituteMn: MillionBn: BillionKV : Kilo VoltINR : Indian RupeeUSD: US DollarMT: Metric Tonnes 27