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  1. 1. 1 Kutch
  2. 2. 22 Investment Opportunities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tourism Social Infrastructure Support Infrastructure Industrial Locations / Infrastructure Economy and Industry Profile Kutch: A Snapshot INDEX Annexure8
  3. 3. 33 Kutch: A Snapshot 1
  4. 4. 44 Introduction: Kutch § Kutch, located on the western-most tip of India, is the largest district in India § The district has 10 talukas, of which the major ones are Bhuj (district headquarter), Anjar, Mandvi, Mundra and Gandhidham § Focus Industry Sectors – Minerals, Port based industries, Marine Chemicals, Engineering, Infrastructure Projects, Chemicals, Ceramics and Textiles § Kandla and Mundra are the two ports present in the district, in order to support the industrial and commercial activities in the State § Kutch is famous for its palaces, museums, handicrafts (Ajrakh & Bandhani), royal heritage, pilgrimage, fairs, festivals, beaches, resorts and wildlife § Rann of Kutch is a seasonally marshy region surrounding Kutch. It is a salty lowland, rich in natural gas and a resting site for migratory Siberian birds Map 1: District Map Of Kutch with Talukas District Headquarter City Talukas Lakhpat Abdasa Mandvi Mundra Bhuj Nakhatrana Bhachau Rapar Gandidham Kandla Rann Of Kutch
  5. 5. 55 Fact File Kutchi, Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishLanguages Zone VSeismic Zone 60.36%Literacy Rate 964 Females per 1000 MalesSex Ratio 33 persons per Density 1.5 million (As per Census 2001)Population 10Talukas BhujDistrict Headquarter 45,652 587 mmAverage Rainfall 4º Centigrade (Minimum) 45º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 22.44º to 24.41ºNorth (Latitude) 78.89º to 71.45º East (Longitude) Geographical Location Source: Kutch District Profile, 2006-2007
  6. 6. 66 Economy and Industry Profile 2
  7. 7. 77 Economy and Industry Profile § Kutch has re-emerged from the ruins of one of the most disastrous earthquakes in the history that took place in January 2001 and today has become a major industrial hub § Over 60% of total salt production is contributed by the district § With large reserves of limestone, bauxite, lignite and bentonite, Kutch district is one of the preferred destinations for most of the mineral based industries § It boasts of being the world’s largest manufacturer of Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) pipes § A good number of medium /large scale industries are supported by a sizeable number of small scale industries § Due to presence of two important ports, Kandla and Mundra, Kutch district accounts for a very high cargo movement § Kutch is also known for handicrafts. Out of total 136 industrial cooperative societies, 71 belong to handicrafts § Palaces, temples, fairs and festivals of Kutch attracts a large number of tourists in the district § Madhapar village in Kutch is considered to be Asia's richest village due to foreign remittances by NRIs in Africa, the Gulf countries, UK and the USA Source: Kutch District Booklet - 2006-07
  8. 8. 88 Agriculture § Major Crops being produced in Kutch district are oilseed, bajra, jowar, cotton, pulses, date palms and brinjal § Among various oilseeds groundnut, castor seeds, rape and mustard seeds are the most important crops § Kutch is an important producer of psyllium (Isabgul), cumin and coriander § Conventional pesticide-based farming is transforming into organic cultivation of crops § Around 1,000 cotton producers in Rapar taluka of Kutch have been granted ‘organic’ certification by Agrocel (an agricultural services provider ) Source: Department of Agriculture:2006-07, Study on Development Potential of Kutch; Gujarat infrastructure Development Board Lakhpat Abdasa Nakhtrana Mandavi Bhuj Mundra Anjar Bhachau Rapar Gandhidham Wheat Cotton Pulses Jowar Bajra Map 2: Crops Of Kutch
  9. 9. 99 1527 2690 Cereals Pulses Oil Seed Production ( in M.T.) , Agriculture Kutch exhibits monopoly in India in production of date palms Source :Department of Agriculture:2006-2007 § Bajra is an important food grain of the district with the production being 80,100 metric tones (MT) during 2006-07 § In 2006-2007, the total fruit production in Kutch was 2,59,443 MT § The district accounts for the highest production of date palms in Gujarat, which was 93,597 MT in 2006-2007 § Among vegetables, brinjal has the major share with production of 12,288 MT (2006-2007) § Other fruits grown in the district are papaya, mango, banana, chikoo and papaya Fig1: Production of Food and Non Food crops (2006-07) 259443 21,467 61,384 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 Vegetables Spices Fruits Production (in M.T.) Fig2: Production of Food crops (2006-07) 482
  10. 10. 1010 Minerals Source :District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 Salt Coal Bauxite Lime Stone Lignite Gypsum Presence of largest number of mines under lease in Gujarat Lakhpat Abdasa Nakhtrana Mandavi Bhuj Mundra Anjar Bhachau Rapar Gandhidham Panandhro Mine (Lignite Production) Map 4: Panandhro Mine Map 3: Mineral Map Of Kutch
  11. 11. 1111 § Kutch is rich in non – metallic minerals § As a mineral rich district of Gujarat, It has largest reserves of limestone, lignite, bauxite, china clay and silica sand in the country § The district has the highest production of Lignite and China clay in Gujarat. The total production of lignite in 2005-06 was 6,412,663 MT § Panandhro city has the largest lignite reserve in Gujarat with a capacity of 59 Million Tones (2005-06) § Because of its high calorific value and low moisture content, Kutch’s lignite is favourable for power generation § Yearly production of salt is 2.5 lakh tonnes and is exported to countries like Taiwan, Bangladesh and Korea Source: Mineral Treasure of Gujarat , Commissionerate of Geology and Mining 67% 98% 62% 33% 2% 38% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Limestone(11897 Mn.MT) Silica Sand(156 Mn.MT China Clay(165.78 Mn.MT) Minerals Kutch Other Districts 6,412,663 3,540,069 195,746 308,853 77,407 Lignite Limestone Laterite China Clay Bauxite Fig3: Production Of Minerals In Kutch (M.T.) Fig4: Proved Minerals Reserves Exclusive producer of lignite in the State
  12. 12. 1212 Wildlife § Great Indian bustard, chinkara, blackbuck, fox, hayena, jackal, hare, wolf and panther constitute the wildlife of the district . § Wild Ass, an endangered species, is found only in this district. § There is also a large bird population, particularly the flamingos. § The wildlife sanctuaries in the district are a major tourist attraction. § The forests have rich reserves of date palms, chikoo, guava, mango, pomegranate, ber etc. Source :District Profile Booklet 2003-2004, Industries Commissionerate Government of Gujarar:2007 Waterfowls, Common Cranes, Grey Hypocolius, White- napped Tit, McQueen's Bustard and Dalmatian Pelicans 3847Chari- DhandBanni Grasslands WildlifeArea (Sq. Km) LocationName Chinkara, Caracal, Desert Cat ,Hyena Herpetofauna 443.23Narayana Sarovar Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary Great Indian Bustard, Chinkara, Blue Bull Herpetofauna 500Near NaliyaKutch Bustard Sanctuary Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary Kutch bustard Sanctuary Banni Grasslands Map 5: Important Wildlife locations in Kutch Table 1: Sanctuaries
  13. 13. 1313 Major Industries Steel ingotsGandhidham Varsana Ispat Limited Air conditionersBhuj Videocon International Limited ChemicalsBhuj Agrocel Industries Limited Bars and rodsAnjar Welspun Power & Steel Pvt. Ltd. ProductsTalukaIndustry Raw saltJakhau Welbrine Industries Ltd. Berthing pilotage and cargo handling facilities Mundra Adani Port Limited • Welspun, Adani Group, Sanghi Group, are the key industry players present in the district • With a turnover of INR 20 crore (USD 5 million), Welspun Power and Steel has one of its largest facilities of steel saw pipes in Kutch § Adani Group owns a fully functional multi-purpose port at Mundra in the Gulf of Kutch and has set up an edible oil refinery in the district § Sanghi Industries Ltd. has set up a cement plant at Sanghipuram village in Abdasa, having its own captive mines, power plant, desalination plant and a captive jetty *Indicative list Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat: 2007 Table 2: Major Industries*
  14. 14. 1414 Abdasa Mandvi Mundra Anjar Bhachau Bhuj Map 6: Key Industry players in the District* Major Industries *Indicative list Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat: 2007
  15. 15. 1515 Source: Kutch District Profile -2006- 2007 2177 728 388 381 357 607 1194 2842 1231 1066 1180 1020 Repair Services Chemical and Chemical Products Wood Products Metal Products Non Metalic Mineral Products Other Industries No.Of Units Investments (INR lakhs) Small Scale Industries (SSI) § Presence of 6,128 Small Scale Industry units in the district, has shown an investments to the tune of INR 12,978 lakh (USD 30.8 million) § Gandhidham taluka has witnessed maximum number of SSI units with a healthy investments of INR 4,059 Lakhs (USD 9.64 Million) § Chemical Industries constituted maximum investments amounting to INR 2,842 lakh (USD 6.7 million) in 2007 24533202 2222 4059 Anjar Gandhidham Bhachau Bhuj Fig 5: SSI Registrations as on 30th June 2007 Fig 6: Taluka wise Investments (INR Lakhs) : Number of SSI units in major industrial talukas Map 7 Bhuj Anjar Gandhidham Mandvi Bhachau Nakhatrana 333 1480 941 299 2304 397
  16. 16. 1616 Industry and Investment Trends § Kutch accounts for 39.07 percent of the total projects currently under implementation in the State § According to Industrial Entrepreneurial Memoranda (IEM) filed from 1988 to 2007, Kutch has shown an investment of INR 1,00,806 Crore (USD 24,586.83 million) in industries such as infrastructure projects, metallurgical, textiles and chemicals § Infrastructure projects contributed maximum investments to the tune of INR 30,539 Crore (USD 7448.53 million) during the period 1998-07 § Textile industry observed an investment of INR 590 Crore (143.9 million) during 1998-07 § A surge in investments in metallurgical, cement and chemicals was also observed significantly in the present decade (1998-07) 119 5790 0 216 715 3550 8513 590 30539 4117 Metallurgical Industries Cement and Gypsum Products Textiles Infrastructue projects. Chemicals 1987-1997 1998-2007 Fig 8: Sector wise Decadal Investments (INR Crore) 67 8670 20038 778 92136 194527 1988-1997 1998-2007 Units Investment (INR Crore) Employment Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government Of Gujarat :2007 Fig 7: Investments in 1988 -97 Vs 1998-07 Comparative Data in Last Two Decades
  17. 17. 1717 Investments In Pipeline § In total 34 MoUs were signed during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor’s Summit (VGGIS) 2007, with a total investment of INR 91,941 crore (USD 22,424.63 million) § Maximum MoUs were signed in (Auto & Engineering) sector and has maximum projects in the pipeline § In Power sector, Nuclear Power Corporation has signed an MoU with an investment amounting to INR 50,000 crore (USD 12,195.12 million) § With an investment of INR 24,503 crore (USD 5,976.34 million), Indian Infrastructure Corporation Limited signed an MoU, for developing a multiproduct SEZ Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat: 2007 8 1 1 1 3 5 4 1 4 6 Auto & Engineering Agro & Food Chemicals & Petrochemicals Biotechnology Oil & Gas Ports Power Road & Rail Tourism SEZ 21,211 91941 10034 32 34 12 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 2003 2005 2007 Year 0 15 30 45 No.OfMoUs Inv.(INR Crores No.of MoUs Fig 9: MoUs and Investments During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS ) Fig 10: Sector wise Projects During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS 2007)
  18. 18. 1818 Economy Drivers § Kutch has emerged as a hub for chemicals, minerals, textiles, engineering, oil & Gas and Port based industries § Kutch is an ideal gateway to Asian, African and American markets as Mundra Port offers shortest land route from any port to the vast hinterland of western and northern India § Presence of Mundra, Kandla and Mandavi ports has made the district a trade and logistics hub § Industries in the district such as minerals, port-based, engineering & auto, steel pipes, cement, salt, textiles, tourism and infrastructure projects are the drivers of economy § Rich mineral wealth of the district is an attraction for investors. Many foreign companies are expected to invest on lignite, limestone and bauxite reserves § Presence of a large number of SEZs, Industrial estates and parks in several sectors such as power, port based, textile and engineering, may furthur augment the economic growth of the district § The tourism sector is experiencing a strong resurgence. The palaces, wildlife, fairs and festivals of the district are witnessing a large influx of national and international tourists Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat: 2007
  19. 19. 1919 Industrial Locations / Infrastructure 3
  20. 20. 2020 Industrial Locations and Infrastructure 12 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Samakhiali Industrial Estate, Township& Warehousing, Gandhidham Mundra (Port Based) Industrial Parks / Developers 3 Industrial Parks Gandhidham (3) Bhuj (3) Rapar (1) Anjar (1) Bhachau (1) Mandvi (1) Mundra (2) Nakhatrana (1) Industrial Estates 13 Industrial Estates Kutch Special Economic Zones LMJ Warehousing Pvt. Ltd Welspun Anjar SEZ Ltd. Indian Infrastructure Corp. Ltd. Ruchi Flat Steel SEZ Asia Pacific Corp. Ltd Kandla Port Trust SEZ Gujarat Industrial Dev. Corp. Mundra SEZ Welspun SEZ Anjar Adani Power SEZ Tundra MP SEZ Mundra Kandla SEZ
  21. 21. 2121 Special Economic Zones Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government Of Gujarat,2007 In-principle 1011.71Multi-ProductAnjar In-principle 121EngineeringAnjar In-principle 164.80Flat SteelRUCHI FLAT STEEL SEZ In-principle40FTWZKandla Formal 120Polymer BasedAnjar Formal5000Port Based Multi- ProductKandla Notified 1081Multi ProductMundra Formal131.59Handi craftsMoti Chirai Notified 284 Textiles & Garments Welspun SEZ Anjar Notified 293Power Power SEZ Tundra, Siracha Notified3114.90Multi-ProductMPSEZ Mundra Functional280Multi-product Kandla SEZ, Gandhidham Status of Approval Area (in hectares) Nature of SEZLocation 1 3 4 4 Functional Notified In Principal Approval Formal Approval Fig11: Status wise SEZs Multi Product Power Textiles & Garments Handicrafts Polymer Based Steel Engeneering FTWZ Fig12: Nature of SEZs Table 3: SEZ in Kutch Flat Steel TextilesPolymer Based Multiproduct MultiproductHandicrafts Multi ProductPower Multiproduct Port Based Multi Product Enineering FTWZ Map 8: Location Of SEZs
  22. 22. 2222 Industrial Parks Mundra Gandhidham Samakhiali Mundra (Port Based) Industrial Parks INR100 Cr INR 75 Cr INR 40 Cr Map 9 : 40200Samakhiali 75200 Industrial Estate, Township& Warehousing, Gandhidham 100500Mundra (Port Based) Investment (INR Crore) Area INDUSTRIAL PARKS Project Name & Location Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation:2007 Table 4: Industrial Parks
  23. 23. 2323 Industrial Estates Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) , District Booklet 2006-2007 171.9941GandhinagarMithirohar 13,15,962BhachauMoti Chirai 47,717NakhatranaNakhatrana 86,603RaparMakhel 13,355MundraMundra 4,49,200MundraDhrub 64,767BhujNagor 21,233BhujMadhapar 1,99,398MandviDurgapur 1,06,147GandhidhamGandhidham 2,10,546AnjarAnjar 3,07,500BhujBhuj Area (Square Metres)TalukaEstates T Map 10: Industrial Estates Of Kutch Table 5: GIDC Estates (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation )
  24. 24. 2424 Support Infrastructure 4
  25. 25. 2525 Road & Rail Connectivity Road Source: District Profile Booklet, 2006-2007: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (G.I.D.B):2007 Distance (km)Locations 910Mumbai 1096Delhi 1537Hyderabad 2191Chennai 2289Kolkata § National Highway 8A connects Kutch with Ahmedabad (91 km), Vadodara (465 km), Rajkot (218 km) and Surat (632 km) § Bhuj is connected with Kandla (45 km from Bhuj) by a State Highway via Anjar § Connectivity with major industrial districts: Jamnagar (261 km), Surat (632 km), Bhavnagar (396 km), Valsad (699 km), Ankleshwar (359 km) and Mehsana (311 km) Rail § Mumbai is connected with Bhuj by 5 broad gauge stations § Mundra and Kandla ports are linked by broad gauge rail to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor § Bhuj-Gandhidham-Kandla-Ahmedabad broad guage line provide direct connectivity from Kutch to other parts of country Map 11: Kutch Road & Rail Network Table 6: Distance of Kutch from Major Indian Cities
  26. 26. 2626 Airports and Ports Air § Bhuj has the only operational airport in Kutch. § Kandla, Mandvi Mundra air strips are under development § Mundra Port has a total length of 17.5 mts. Other ports in the district include Kandla and Mandvi § Mundra Port Project has just established the longest non- government railway line, put up at a cost of INR 160 crore (USD 38 Million), between Adipur and Mundra, totalling a distance of 57 km. § Mundra port is connected to Gandhidham by National Highway and a broad gauge railway line § Other ports are at Kandla and Mandvi Port
  27. 27. 2727 Power Supply Network Source: Kutch District Profile Booklet ,2006-07,Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd ,:2007 Map 12: Power Map of KutchPower § The district owns Lignite Power Stations located in Panandhro city § It also has 42 sub stations installed with a capacity of 215 Mega Watt (MW) § Wind power has a great potential in the district. Few wind power projects proposed in Kutch are : § 250 MW project by NEG Micon § 500 MW project by Suzlon Energy (to manufacture tubular tower in the region)
  28. 28. 2828 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 branch canals § The rate for industrial water supply was INR 10 per 1000 litres as in November, 2007 § One branch canal that supplies water to Kutch district is listed in Table 7 ModukuwaSalimgarh Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch 360 Kutch Branch Canal Ending pointStarting pointDistrictLength (Km)Branch canal Table 7: Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from three main sources, viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB), the Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Project. Water Supply
  29. 29. 2929 Desalination Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Limited (GSPL), 2007 Desalination § Many industrial scale (small and viable size) desalination units are being established in Kutch region to overcome the water crisis § Sanghi Cement in Kutch has its own desalination plant to meet its water requirement and also to supply to the neighbouring villages § 150 MLD (million litres per day) sea water based desalination plant for industrial water supply is proposed in Kutch by Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited and Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB). The plant is to be set up in the vicinity of Kandla port with an estimated cost of INR 600 crore (USD 143 million)
  30. 30. 3030 182 km long route has been identified in the Kutch district for laying the gas pipeline. The route passes through § A section from Morbi to Mundra - 127 km § Two Spurlines: Bhuj - 23.61 km § Proposed IFFCO - 20 km Gas Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Limited (GSPL):2007 Proposed Pipeline M o r b iM u n d r a K U T C H Map 13: Gas Grid in Kutch Gas Supply
  31. 31. 3131 Ports § Mundra Port has 4 mulipurpose cargo berth, 4 container berth, 2 Bulk cargo bertha n one SBM.. Other ports in the district include Kandla, Koteshwar, Jakhau and Mandvi § Mundra Port Project has established non- government railway line, put up at a cost of INR 160 crore (USD 38 Million), between Adipur and Mundra, totalling a distance of 57 km. § Mundra port is connected to Gandhidham by National Highway and a broad gauge railway line § Mundra port has one SBM to handle POL Product § Mundra Port handling Bulk major Bulk liquid bulk and General Cargo including containers. § One of India’s largest privately developed ports (Adani Group), offers the shortest land route from any port to the vast hinterland of western and northern India § 6.3 million tonnes of container cargo and 13.53 million tonnes of bulk cargo was handled in 2006-07, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% § Facilities include 10 operational berths, with drafts upto 17.5 meters to handle dry bulk, break bulk and liquid cargo. § The Mundra International Container Terminal (operated by Dubai Ports Limited), has 2 berths with a draft of 17.5 meters. Mundra Gujarat Performance 2005-06 (lakh tonnes) Map 15: Mundra Port Mundra Port 1.030.09 ExportImport
  32. 32. 3232 Ports Kandla Gujarat § Only major port in the State with many industries in its vicinity § The port has 1800 metres of dry cargo berths with a capacity for at least ten ships. § It owns 10 berths, 6 oil jetties, 1 maintenance jetty, 1 dry dock and jetties for small vessels. § 66 KV power supply and standby power to the extent of 2000 KVA available for emergency operations. § The total custom bonded port area inside the custom fencing is 185 hectares. An additional 76.5 hectares is being developed gradually. Map 14: Kandla PortKandla Port
  33. 33. 3333 Proposed Infrastructure Projects Port : § Kandla Port Trust plans Roll–On, Roll-Of facilities at a cost of INR 1 billion for export of Maruti Cars § Adani Group plans to set up an SEZ spread over 10,000 acres at an estimated investment of INR 7,300 crore (USD1.74 billion) Power: § Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) is implementing a 2X125 MW lignite based Akrimota Power Project at Chher Nani village, in Lakhpat § For setting up of 20 wind mills of 1500 KW, Gujarat NRE Coke Limited (GNCL) has proposed an investments of INR 175 crore (USD 41.6 million) Rail and Road: § Gandhidham–Palanpur gauge conversion project by Rail & Bridge Department (RBG) and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) will connect SEZs with Saurashtra region § Nakhatrana–Panandhro Road and Bhuj-Bhachau Road are planned in the district by Gujarat State Road Development Corporation (GSRDC) Source: GMDC as on 6/11/2007, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat,, 2007 Map 16: Location of Proposed Projects Akrimota Power Project, (Lignite) Kandla Port ProjectMundra Adani Nakhatrana Panandhro Gandhidham Roads (Proposed Banaskantha Bhuj Bhachau Palanpur
  34. 34. 3434 Social Infrastructure 5
  35. 35. 3535 Education § Kutch has many educational and training institutes . § The district has 12 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) which offer training in various courses such as electrical, electronic & communication, information technology, production and mechanical engineering § Government Engineering College at Bhuj offers engineering degree in three branches; mechanical, electrical and mining, with the intake capacity of 60 in each discipline. § The Shyamji Krishna Verma Kutch University (Bhuj) will soon start post graduate courses in environmental science, ecology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, medicine and business administration § Veerayatan Institute of Pharmacy in Kutch (at Bhuj-Mandvi Road) offers Bachelor of Pharmacy with a total intake capacity of 60 § Vivekananda Research and Training Institute at Mandvi trains farmers in various farming skills § G.K. General Hospital offers a certificate course of 1 ½ year for female health workers. Source: District profile Booklet 2003-2004, Industrial Extension Bureau 1Management Colleges 3Polytechnic Colleges 3Pharmacy College 12Industrial Training Institutes 1Engineering 6Other Colleges* 60High Secondary School 19Secondary Schools 1512Primary Schools NumbersInstitutions Table 8: Educational Infrastructure * Other Colleges: Arts, Science, B.Ed & Law Colleges
  36. 36. 3636 § Kutch is gradually emerging as a centre for healthcare facilities § There are 10 community health centres (CHCs) and 37 primary health centres (PHCs) in the district § G.K. General Hospital in Bhuj, Government Hospital in Gandhidham, Bidada Hospital in Mandvi are the key healthcare providers in the district § Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) conducts health and family planning programs across villages in western Kutch § Tele-consultation in healthcare is gaining popularity in the district. Apollo Hospital International Limited in association with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is spreading awareness on health issues through tele-medicine in remote regions of Kutch § Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad organised dermatology camps at six different locations in Kutch in May 2007 and plans to add more specialities to their telecommunication list § Sterling AddLife India with Adani Group plans to set up a 50 bed secondary care hospital to provide health care services around Mundra Port and SEZ Health Source: Government Of Gujarat ::Health Department :2007 G.K.General Hospital Government Hospital Bidada Hospital Sterling Addlife Ltd. Map 17: Location of Health Centres
  37. 37. 3737 Tourism 6 Vijay Vilas Palace
  38. 38. 3838 Tourism: Princely Heritage and Handicrafts § Kutch boasts of a culturally rich heritage and vibrant population celebrating traditional fairs and festivals. § The district accounts for 2.39 % of total tourist inflow in Gujarat during 2006-07 and has shown a growth of 219 % over the inflow of tourists during 2005-06 § Key tourist attractions in the district are: § Heritage - Aina Mahal (Old Palace), Prag Mahal (New Palace), Kutch Museum, Cenotoph Complex, § Indus Valley Civilisation site at Dholavira § Pilgrimage Sites - Swaminarayan Temple, Lakhpat, Koteshwar, Bhadreshwar temple § Wildlife - Wildlife Ass Sanctuary, Chinkara Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary § Beach/ Resorts - Mandvi Beach § Fairs & Festivals - The Kutch Desert Festival, Ravechi Fair, Navratri Fair, Nakhatrana Fair, Dhrarg Fair § Handicrafts - Block printing including the intricate ‘Ajrakh’ printing, terracota work, laquered wood furniture, Bandhani, finest silver ornaments and intrinsic metallic work Proposed tourist attractions in the district: § Hodka village in the district is ready to be marked as a destination to promote rural tourism. § The village is being developed under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Tourism and local umbrella NGO Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) Source: Gujarat India Guide,2007,Tourism Corporatioon of Gujarat Limited (TCGL)
  39. 39. 3939 Investment Opportunities 7
  40. 40. 4040 Investment Opportunities Minerals § Huge potential for investment in cement related industries § Tremendous opportunities for technology up gradation/ mechanisation through capital intensive projects with high investments Ports § Extension of existing wharfs and construction of new jetties § Roll On – Roll off ferry service projects § Exports Engineering § Large integrated steel plants § Ship building & ship repairing yards § High frequency industrial welding pipes § Spiral pipes, metallurgical industry Tourism § Deluxe and budget hotels § Golf club § Beach resorts § Development of heritage and archeological sites
  41. 41. 4141 Annexure I Map 17: location of Health Centers Map 7: number of SSI units in Major Industrial Talukas Map 15: Mundra Port Map 16: location of Proposed Projects Map 14: Kandla Port Map 13: Gas Grid in Kutch Map 12: Power Map Of Kutch Map 11: Kutch Road and Rail Network Map 10: Industrial Estates Map 9: Industrial Parks Map 8: Location of SEZs Map 6 Major Industry Players in the district Map 5 Important Wildlife locations in Kutch Map 4 Panandhro Mine Map 3 Mineral Map of Kutch Map 2 Crops Of Kutch Map 1 District Map Of Kutch Maps Fig 12: Nature of SEZ Fig 11: Statuswise Projects During VGGIS Fig 10: Sectorwise Projects During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summits’ (VGGIS) Fig 9: MoUs and Investments During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit Fig 8: Sectorwise Decadal Investments (INR Crores) Fig 7: Investments in 1988-97 vs 1998-07 (Comparative Data in Last Two Decades) Fig 6: Talukawise Investment (INR Lakh) Fig 5: SSI Registration as on 30th June Fig 4: Proved Mineral Reserves Fig3: Production of Minerals in Kutch (MT) Fig 2: Production of Food Crops (2006-07) Fig1: Production of Food and Non Food Crops (2005- 06) Figures Table 4 :GIDC Estates Table 5 : Educational Infrastructure Table 3 : Industrial Parks Table 2 : Industry Players Table 1 : Sanctuaries Tables
  42. 42. 4242 Annexure II: Abbreviations IEM : Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum MoU : Memorandum of Understanding SSI : Small Scale Industries VGGIS : Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit SEZ : Special Economic Zone LNG : Liquefied Natural Gas GIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation DMIC : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DFC : Delhi Freight Corridor GIDB: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board GoG : Government of Gujarat UNDP: United Nations Development Programme KVMS : Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan IFFCO : Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited