Tapi - Introduction District Map of Surat & Tapi Located in the southern part of Gujarat. On 27th September 2007, the district of Surat was bifurcated into two new districts, viz. Surat district with its headquarter at Surat and Tapi district with its headquarter at Vyara. Surat Nizer Tapi Olpad Mangrol Umarwada The newly constituted Tapi district Surat Bardoli Uchhal Kamrej Mandvi consists of five talukas viz. Vyara, Choryasi Palsana Vyara Songadh Songadh, Uchchal, Nizar and Valod. Hazira Port Mahua Valod
Tapi - Introduction Vyara and Songadh in Tapi district are District Map of Tapi showing the five Talukas known for dense forests with a major production of bamboos. Nizar Focus Industry Sectors: Songadh Uchhal Agro-based industries Textiles Valod Vyara Key tourist destinations: Fort of Songadh, Gaumukh, Dosvada Dam, Hindustan Bridge, Tapi River and Ukai Dam.
Tapi – Demography 73.5° to 74.23 ° East (Longitude)Geographical Location 21.0 ° to 21.23 ° North (Latitude) 45 ° Centigrade (Maximum)Temperature 10 ° Centigrade (Minimum)Average Rainfall 1926 mmRivers Tapi, Midoda, Purna and AmbikaArea 3434.64 Sq KmDistrict Headquarter VyaraTalukas (Blocks) 5Population (as per 2001 Census) 7,19,634Population Density 210 persons per Sq KmSex Ratio 996 females per 1000 malesLiteracy Rate 57.05 %Languages Gujarati and HindiSeismic Zone Zone III (Moderate damage risk zone)Source: Socio-Economic Review, Gujarat, 2009-2010
Agriculture The economy of the district is predominantly dependent on agriculture. The production value and the area under cultivation for various food and non- food crops in Tapi during the year 2008-09 are shown below: Crop Area (in ha) Production (in MT) Cereals 57,300 88,300 Pulses 21,700 13,600 Oilseed 9,000 18,000 Cotton 5,000 10,700 (Lint) The production value and the area under cultivation for various horticulture crops in Tapi for the year 2009-10 are as shown below: Crop Area (in ha) Production (in MT) Fruit 5,704 1,20,733 Vegetable 10,720 1,49,130 Spices 2,390 20,120 Flower 345 2,883Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat
Minerals Major minerals are not present in significant quantities in the district. Tapi however is a major source of minor minerals like black trap and sand. Mineral-based industries in Tapi: Mainly stone crushing unitsSource: Commissionerate of Geology and Mining, Government of Gujarat, 2009-10
Major Industries There are 7 medium and large industries located in Tapi district. The details of these industries are as shown in the following table. Name of Company Taluka Product Mozzaterra Tiles Pvt. Ltd. Vyara Cement Mosaic Tiles Ukai Pradesh Sahkari Khand Udyog Mandli Vyara Sugar Deeprekha Impex Pvt. Ltd. Nizar Textiles Shri Govardhan Sugar Industries Nizar Sugar Valod Pradesh Sahkari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd. Valod Sugar Vini Textiles Valod Textiles J K Paper Ltd. Songadh Paper Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2010
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) There are about 27 MSMEs functioning in Tapi district. Of them, 8 are textile-based, 11 are sugar and forest-based, 6 are mineral-based and 2 units are other industries. Taluka-wise distribution of these MSMEs is shown below: Taluka No. of MSMEs Vyara 11 Valod 3 Uchchal 1 Songadh 8 Nizar 4 Total 27 Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2010
Industrial Estates Map showing GIDC estates in Tapi Four (4) Industrial Estates set up by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation [GIDC] are located in Tapi district at the following locations : 1. Doswada 2. Ukai 3. Vyara 4. SongadhSource: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Government of Gujarat, 2010
Road and Rail Connectivity Road Tapi is well-connected with various locations within the state and outside through a network of national and state highways. Connectivity to metros: Surat at a distance of 62 km from Vyara, to be covered by NH 6, connects to Mumbai and Delhi. Surat to Mumbai (307 KM)/Delhi (1034 KM) via NH 8. Rail Almost all the talukas of Tapi are well connected through rail network. Vyara is well-connected with Valsad, Vapi and Mumbai towards south and with Bharuch, Vadodara and Ahmedabad in the north.
Power Supply Network Tapi has a well developed network of sub-stations and power stations in the district to cater to the requirements of electricity for industrial and residential purpose. There are two power stations in the district (one thermal and one hydro at Ukai) and a 400 KV sub-station at Ukai. Tapi Power Supply Network LegendSource: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2010
Water Supply Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be availed from three main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB), Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Project.Source: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2010
Education The district has 905 schools providing Educational Total primary, secondary and higher Institutes secondary education. Primary Schools 805 Secondary 83 Schools The institutions imparting specialized education are limited in number. Higher Secondary 17 There are only two colleges and 5 ITIs Schools (Industrial Training Institutes) in the Colleges* 2 district. Industrial Education 5 Centers * One Arts and Commerce college and one BCA college located in Vyara.Source: District Panchayat, Tapi, 2010
Healthcare Tapi has a presence of a few specialized hospitals to provide secondary and tertiary care services. A primary health centre in Tapi There are 6 community health centers, 28 primary health centers, 30 hospitals and dispensaries in the district. 10 of the 28 primary health centers are operating on PPP basis. A Community Health Centre in TapiSource: District Panchayat, Tapi, 2010
Tourism Some of the important tourist destinations in Tapi are: Fort of Songadh, Gaumukh, Dosvada Dam, Hindustan Bridge, Tapi River, and Ukai Dam. Songadh Fort Other religious tourist destinations are: Rokadia Hanuman Mandir, Parsuramji and Suryatapeshwar Mandir, Kalyanraiji Mandir, Gayatrimata Mandir, Saibaba Mandir, Firangi Mataji - Jalaram Mandir, Mari Mata Mandir. Ukai DamSource: District Panchayat, Tapi, 2010
Investment Opportunities Agro-based industries Sugar manufacturing Paper-based industries Textiles Modern spinning with captive power generation Manufacturing of fabrics Modern energy efficient textile processing