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  1. 1. Gandhinagar
  2. 2. 2 Investment Opportunities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tourism Social Infrastructure Support Infrastructure Industrial Locations / Infrastructure Economy and Industry Profile Gandhinagar: A Snapshot INDEX Annexure8
  3. 3. 3 Gandhinagar: A Snapshot 1
  4. 4. 4 Introduction: Gandhinagar § Gandhinagar, the administrative capital of Gujarat was carved out of Ahmedabad district in late 1960s § The district has four talukas, viz. Gandhinagar, Kalol, Dehgam and Mansa § Gandhinagar is divided into 30 sectors formed by roads laid in a rectangular grid with each sector having its own shopping, health, housing colonies and community centres § The city offers urban amenities which helps Gandhinagar in attracting and retaining suitable manpower § Prestigious educational and upcoming research institutes support the education system § Focus sectors: § Food Processing § Electronics § Textiles § It is the potential hub for IT and ITeS sector Map 1: District Map of Gandhinagar with Talukas District Headquarter Talukas Gandhinagar Dehgam Kalol Mansa
  5. 5. 5 Fact File Zone IIISeismic Zone Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishLanguages 87.77%Literacy Rate 911 Females per 1000 MalesSex Ratio 617 Persons per sq. kmPopulation Density 13,34,731 (As per 2001 Census)Population 4Talukas GandhinagarDistrict Headquarter 2,163.48 sq. kmArea 4 (Sabarmati, Khari, Vatrak, Meshvo)Rivers 667 mmAverage Rainfall 7.5º Centigrade (Minimum) 45º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 23.0º to 23.6º North (Latitude) 72.3º to 73.7º East (Longitude) Geographical Location Source: Gandhinagar District Profile & Socio-economic Review 2006-07
  6. 6. 6 Economy and Industry Profile 2
  7. 7. 7 Economy and Industry Profile § Services in the public sector, Electrical & Electronics, Textiles, Food Processing, IT/ITeS, Ceramics and Office Stationery are some of the major vocational and industrial activities in Gandhinagar § Electronics and Textiles have been the main sectors of investment and employment in Gandhinagar district since the late 1980s § The Food Processing industry of the district is well developed because of the proximity to agricultural districts such as Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, etc § Infrastructure development is another sector that has opened up new opportunities for investment and employment § With the recent surge in investments in the IT/ ITeS sector, Gandhinagar is progressively shaping into an attractive destination for IT/ ITeS companies
  8. 8. 8 Agriculture § Major food crops, oil seeds and fruits produced in the district include rice, wheat, castor, rape & mustard, citrus fruits, ber, guava, pomegranate, papaya, etc § Vegetable crops such as potato, brinjal, cabbage, okra, tomato, cauliflower, cluster bean and cow pea, etc. are cultivated in the district § With a total production of 21,678 metric tonnes (MT) in 2006 - 07, Gandhinagar was the sixth largest producer of citrus fruits in the State § Gandhinagar produces almost 8% of the total flower crops in the State § It accounts for almost 15% of marigold production in Gujarat Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat, 2007 733 38663 661 37 0 200 400 600 800 Cereals Pulses Oil seed Area('00hec) 0 500 1000 1500 2000 Production(MT) Fig. 1: Food and Non Food Crop Production 2006-07 58 38 136 242105 71502 66830 50 100 150 Fruits Spices Vegetable crops Area(in00Hec) 0 80000 160000 240000 320000 Production(MT) Area Production Fig. 2: Fruits, Spices, & Vegetable Crops Production 2006-07 1534
  9. 9. 9 Major Industries Rolled MS SheetsKalolShah Alloys Ltd. Refined Rapeseed Oil and Cottonseed OilKalolPramukh Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd. Compact DisksGandhinagarMultimedia Frontiers Ltd. Wiring HarnessGandhinagarGen Tek Technology Telephonic and Telegraphic Switching ApparatusGandhinagarAT & T Switching Systems Milk ProductsDehgamMother Dairy Gold PlatingDehgamParekh Platinum Ltd. Urea, AmmoniaKalol Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Prefabricated Houses, Water Storage TanksKalolSintex Industries Ltd. Textile GoodsKalolArvind Mills ProductionTalukaName of Company Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Table 1: Major Companies Operating in the District* § There are at present 330 medium and large scale industries in Gandhinagar, most of which are concentrated in Kalol Taluka (203 units) § Some of the key players present in the district are mentioned in Table 1 *Indicative list
  10. 10. 10 Leading Players Map 2: Major Industry Players* *Indicative list
  11. 11. 11 § There are approximately 8,000 small scale industries (SSIs) in Gandhinagar providing employment to over 36,000 persons § Textiles, Wood products, Mineral based industries and Engineering are the major SSI sectors of the district § Textile sector has attracted investments to the tune of INR 1,456 crore (USD 346.67 million) – highest among investments in all the sectors in the district § Mineral-based industries such as non-ceramic brick industry provide employment to about 64% of the manpower working in SSI sector Small Scale Industries 109 118 78 84 42 1456.03 1010.61 386.43 170.04 162.93 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Textiles Wood products Mineral based industries Engineering others No.ofUnits 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 Investment(inINRCr.) No. of units Investment Fig. 3: Sector-wise Investments in SSI Units 18% 4% 64% 5% 9% Textiles Wood products Mineral based industries Engineering others Fig. 4: Sector-wise Employment in SSI units Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007
  12. 12. 12 Small Scale Industry Clusters Mineral based industries Polythene Bags Textiles Engineering Wood Products Industry groupIndustry Polythene BagsOthers Fabricated Metal Products, Lathes & Machine tools Engineering Non-Ceramic BricksMineral based industries Wooden boxes, BarrelsWood products Spinning & Weaving of Cotton textiles Textiles Gandhinagar Dehgam Kalol Table 2: Small Scale Industry Clusters Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Map 3: Small Scale Industry Clusters
  13. 13. 13 Industry and Investment Trends § New sectors such as industrial instruments, agricultural machinery, leather & leather goods and infrastructure projects witnessed investments worth INR 121 crore (USD 28.8 million) during the period 1998 -2007 § Investments in the food processing industry increased from INR 245 crore during 1988 – 97 to INR 314 crore during 1998 - 07 § Office stationery and household goods witnessed a major surge in investments during 1998-07 over the prvious decade § Miscellaneous machinery, engineering and ceramics are other emerging sectors in the district 245 314 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 1988-97 1998-07 Investment(inINRcrore) 28.2% 29 44 245 97 167 68 228 314 122 18 0 100 200 300 400 ELECTRICAL EQUIPM ENTS M ISC.M ACHAND ENGINEERING COM M .OFFICE AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES CERAM ICS Investments(inINRcrore) 1988-1997 1998-2007 Fig. 5: Investments in Food Processing Industry Fig. 6: Sector-wise Investments – 1988 - 2007 Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007
  14. 14. 14 Investments in Pipeline Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 4 27 27 700 1085.53 6015.69 0 10 20 30 2003 2005 2007 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 MoUs Investment (in INR crore) § The Government of Gujarat has been playing a very active role in promoting the State as a potential investment destination through a series of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summits (VGGIS), organised every two years § A total of 58 MoUs amounting to INR 7,801crore (USD 1,857.433 million) of investments were signed for locations in Gandhinagar during VGGIS in the year 2003, 2005 and 2007 § Sectors such as IT/ITeS, Biotechnology, Tourism, Textiles, Agro, Electronics, Engineering and Auto have attracted maximum investments in the district § 15 MoUs worth INR 268.75 crore (USD 64 million) were signed for investments in IT/ITeS and Biotechnology sectors during the VGGIS 2005 § 27 MoUs involving an investment of INR 6,016 crore (USD 1432.31 mn) were signed during VGGIS 2007. The investment is proposed to create new employment opportunities for 1,71,637 persons Fig. 7: VGGIS – MoUs and Investments
  15. 15. 15 Economy Drivers § Being the State Capital, most of the State Government offices are located in Gandhinagar; hence a major section of the working population of Gandhinagar is employed in public sector services § Recent surge in the growth of infrastructure projects in the district has increased the employment opportunities for the masses § Close proximity to the agro-food and biotech clusters of Ahmedabad has opened up new avenues for the food processing industry, research centres, and educational institutes § Small scale industry sectors such as textiles, electronics, mineral- based, wood products and engineering are the supporting pillars of the economy. They provide direct & indirect employment to over 40,000 people in the district
  16. 16. 16 Industrial Locations / Infrastructure 3
  17. 17. 17 Industrial Locations / Infrastructures IT/ITeS SEZ TATA SEZ Gujarat Finance City SEZ DLF SEZ Shivganga SEZ Raheja IT SEZ Electronic SEZ Special Economic Zones (SEZs) 7 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) M/s Creative Infocity (IT Park) Industrial Parks / Developers 1 Industrial Park Gandhinagar (SEZ) Gandhinagar-2 Chhatral IFFCO (Kalol) Kalol Gandhinagar-1 Bhat IFFCO Housing Dehgam Mansa Industrial Estates 10 Industrial Estates Gandhinagar Dahegam Kalol Mansa
  18. 18. 18 SEZs and Industrial Parks IT Park Electronics SEZ Multi Services SEZ IT SEZ Gandhinagar Koba Sargasan Ratanpur & Phirozpur Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Formal IT/ITeS 22.70 GandhinagarIT/ITeS SEZ Formal IT/ITeS 10.31 GandhinagarTATA SEZ Formal Multi Services 100 Ratanpur, Phirojpur Gujarat Finance City SEZ Notified IT/ITeS 10 GandhinagarDLF SEZ formal IT/ITeS 52 – 60 SargasanShivganga SEZ Formal IT/ITeS 27.85 KobaRaheja IT SEZ Functional over 28 hectare land Electronics 37.85 GandhinagarElectronic SEZ Status of approval by GoI Sector & Area recommended by GoG ( in hectares) LocationName UpcomingIT parkGandhinagar M/s Creative Infocity, Status of Approval ParkLocation Name Of the Developer Table 3: Special Economic Zones in Gandhinagar District Table 4: Industrial Park in Gandhinagar District Map 4: SEZs and IT Park
  19. 19. 19 Area (hectares)Industrial Estates 26.49Gandhinagar (SEZ) 189.07Gandhinagar-2 195.77Chhatral 95.51IFFCO (Kalol) 61.49Kalol 30.35Gandhinagar-1 28.39Bhat 31.45IFFCO Housing 17.37Dehgam 16.71Mansa Gandhinagar Mansa Kalol Dehgam Bhat Industrial Estates Industrial Estates Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, 2007 Table 5: GIDC Industrial Estates in Gandhinagar Map 5: GIDC Industrial Estates
  20. 20. 20 Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) DMIC Influence Area Special Investment Region (SIR) Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) Industrial Area (100 sq. Km) Investment Region (200 sq. Km) Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Knowledge Corridor Mumbai- Delhi High Axel Load Freight Corridor (DFC) Map 6: Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor § The Government of India plans to develop a Dedicated Freight 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 sides of DFC is being developed as “Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor” (DMIC) § Almost 62% of total area of Gujarat (18 out of 26 districts) would be benefited by DMIC development § The State Government has identified 82 links in the DMIC influenced area to upgrade them into two/four lane carriageway offering connectivity between ports, industrial estates, hinterlands, markets and points of agricultural produce 150 Km Source: Concept paper on DMIC (IF&FS), June 2007
  21. 21. 21 Gujarat International Finance Tec-City § Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), a one stop destination for global financial service industry is being developed at Shahpur village on the banks of the Sabarmati river § GIFT is being developed by Gujarat Finance City Development Company Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture between the Government of Gujarat and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services § The project is slated to commence construction by March 2008 § The 500 acre mega project being developed at a cost of INR 150 billion is expected to be completed by 2010 § The project will also house a 250 acre SEZ and is targeted to generate nearly 1 million new jobs Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) Source: Gujarat: Beyond the Obvious, 2007 Map 7: Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Ahmedabad Ahmedabad GIFT Gandhi Nagar
  22. 22. 22 Support Infrastructure 4
  23. 23. 23 Source: Gandhinagar District Profile booklet, 2007 Map 8: Gandhinagar Road & Rail Network § National Highway (NH) 8 and 8C runs through the district connecting it with major cities of the State as also with the rest of India. § It is connected with Ahmedabad by the Sarkhej- Gandhinagar highway (28 km) and with Vadodara by the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway (139 km) § Distance from major industrial centres in the State: Rajkot (249 km), Jamnagar (337 km), Valsad (373 km), Ankleshwar (223 km), Bhavnagar (228 km), Mehsana (68 km) and Surat (306 km) § Distance from major cities in India: Mumbai (573 km), Delhi (943 km), Kolkata (1952 km) and Chennai (1854 km) Road Rail § Western railways connect Gandhinagar with major cities in India such as Delhi and Mumbai via Ahmedabad Road, Rail & Air Connectivity § Nearest airport (Ahmedabad) is 22 km away Air
  24. 24. 24 Power Supply Network Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, 2007 Power Map 9: Gandhinagar Power Supply Network § Gandhinagar district enjoys uninterrupted 24 hour power supply § The main power station is located in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. § One 400 KV service station, two 220 KV service stations and one 132 KV service station supply power throughout the district. Also 66kv s/s across the district.
  25. 25. 25 § Gujarat is the source of over 39% onshore natural gas production § A State-wide integrated gas grid system is being set up in Gujarat with the primary objective of building a continuous state-wide gas supply system for industrial, commercial, vehicular and household use § Details of the existing gas pipeline for Gandhinagar is as given in Table 6 Gas Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, 2007 Gas Supply Map 10: Gandhinagar Gas Grid Network 5007.32Jalaram Ceramics 12376.84Arvind Mill spurline 18298.34Gandhinagar spurline 6350.54Kalol – Mehsana 33,250Kalol – Himatnagar 28725Baroda - Ahmedabad – Kalol Length in Mtrs Pipeline section Table 6: Gas Grid Distribution Route identification completed Commissioned (11,64,00 km of total length of gas grid)* Under construction (2,56,000 km)* *As on 08/09/2007
  26. 26. 26 Water Supply Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from three main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB), Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Project. Source: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2007 Water Sardar Sarovar Project § The project envisages supply of water for drinking purposes, irrigation and industrial use § Sardar Sarovar Project water for industrial supply is made available through several branch canals § Four branch canals that supply water to Gandhinagar district are listed in Table 7 SimejGanpatpuraGandhinagar, Ahmedabad71.11Dholka KathwadaMedraGandhinagar, Ahmedabad3.87Daskroi RaskaHarsoliGandhinagar, Kheda25.03Vahelal MahemdabadBahiyalGandhinagar, Kheda21.54Ghodasar Ending PointStarting PointDistrictLength (Km)Branch canal Table 7: Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network
  27. 27. 27 Social Infrastructure 5
  28. 28. 28 Education § The district houses some prestigious research and educational institutes such as the Institute for Plasma Research, Indian Institute for Advanced Research and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) § Indian Institute of Information Technology will be established in Gandhinagar § The Institute for Plasma Research in Gandhinagar is an autonomous plasma physics research centre that focuses on research in various aspects of plasma science for industrial applications § The establishment & development of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) in 60 acres of land in Gandhinagar is in progress § Indian Institute for Advanced Research located in Koba, Gandhinagar is concerned with biotechnology based advanced research set up by Puri Foundation § NIFT provides innovative courses on leather garment design and technology, textile design & development, garment manufacturing, apparel and advertising, etc § Other premier institutes in Gandhinagar include Dhirubai Ambani Institute of Information & Technology, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), National Law University, Dental College, Santej and Karnavati School of Dentistry Source: Gandhinagar District Profile, 2007 5MCA Colleges TotalEducational Institutes 10Pharmacy Colleges 2Polytechnic 7Management Colleges 9Others * 2Medical Colleges (Dental) 6Engineering Colleges 9ITIs Higher sec schools 247 Secondary schools 608Primary schools * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges Table 8: Educational Institutions in Gandhinagar
  29. 29. 29 Health § Gandhinagar hosts some of the best hospitals in the State such as Apollo Hospital , Kanoria Hospital and the Civil Hospital which have the facilities and the expertise to provide excellent health services § The 400-bed Apollo Hospital in Gandhinagar treats an average of 10,000 patients every year and is the only hospital in Gujarat with a 1.5 Tesla MRI scan . Built over 10 acres of land, the hospital has 75 CCU beds and is the largest corporate hospital in Gujarat Source: District Profile Booklet & Apollo Hospital, Gandhinagar
  30. 30. 30 Tourism 6
  31. 31. 31 Tourism § Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple built in pink stone and white marble, spread over 9 hectares is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. The Narayan Sarovar, which surrounds the 3.3 meter idol of Swaminarayan contains water from 151 rivers and lakes § Adalaj Step Wells were built in 1499 by Queen Ruda, the wife of Vaghela Chief Vikramsinh, as a resting place for travellers. The steps descend 5 stories in elaborately carved geometric, floral and animal designs § The city also has the Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park, which exhibits dinosaur eggs and is said to be the second largest dinosaur park in the world. The park was established by the Geological Survey of India and happens to be the only dinosaur museum in the country Source: Gujarat India Guide Akshardam Swaminarayan Temple Adalaj (Step well)
  32. 32. 32 Investment Opportunities 7
  33. 33. 33 Investment Opportunities Food Processing § Packaging and processing § Extraction § Dairy products Knowledge Sharing § Networking with other universities and research institutions § Training § Capacity building * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at Information Technology § Software development centers § Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) § Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) § Training & education centers
  34. 34. 34 Textiles § Modern spinning § Manufacturing of fabrics § Modern energy efficient textile processing § Technical textiles Office Stationery and Household Goods § Office stationery and household goods Investment Opportunities * Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at
  35. 35. 35 Annexure I Map 10 : Gandhinagar Gas Network Map 2: Major Industry Players in Gandhinagar Map 3 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Map 4 : SEZs and IT parks Map 5 : GIDC Industrial Estates Map 6 : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Map 7 : Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Map 8 : Gandhinagar Road and Rail Network Map 9 : Gandhinagar Power Network Map 1: District Map of Gandhinagar with Talukas Maps Figure 4 : Sectorwise Employment in SSI units Figure 7 : VGGIS – MoUs and Investments Figure 6 : Sectorwise Investments 1998-2007 Figure 5 : Investments in Food Processing Industries Figure 3 : Sectorwise investments in SSI units Figure 2 : Production of Fruits, Spices and Vegetable Crops 2006-07 Figure 1 : Food and Non Food Crop Production 2005 - 06 Figures Table 4 : Industrial park in Gandhinagar Table 3 : Special Economic Zones in Gandhinagar Table 8 : Educational Institutions in Gandhinagar Table 7 : Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network Table 6 : Gas Grid distribution Table 5 : GIDC estates in Gandhinagar Table 2 : Small Scale Industry Clusters Table 1 : Major Companies operating in the district Tables
  36. 36. 36 Annexure II : Abbreviations 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 DMIC : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DFC : Delhi Freight Corridor GIFT : Gujarat International Finance Tech-City GWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage Board NIFT : National Institute of Fashion Technology ITI : Industrial Training Institute EDI : Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India BPO : Business Process Outsourcing KPO : Knowledge Process Outsourcing