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  1. 1. 1 Rajkot
  2. 2. 2 Investment Opportunities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tourism Social Infrastructure Support Infrastructure Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure Economy and Industry Profile Rajkot: A Snapshot Index
  3. 3. 3 Rajkot : A Snapshot 1
  4. 4. 44 Introduction: Rajkot § 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 with exchanges in Mumbai, Kolkata & New Delhi § Engineering and Auto ancillary industry is viewed as the growth engine of the district .Textiles and Apparels is also an emerging sector § Ajanta, world’s largest clock manufacturer is present in the district § Focus sectors § Engineering & electronics § Textiles & apparels § Chemicals § Infrastructure Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 Map 1: District Map of Rajkot with talukas Maliya Morbi Tankara Wankaner Paddhari Rajkot Jasdan Lodhika Kotda SanghaniGondal Jam Kandorna Dhoraji Upleta Jetpur District Headquarter Talukas
  5. 5. 55 Fact File Gujarati, Hindi and EnglishLanguage Zone IIISeismic Zone 74.85%Literacy Rate 930 Females per 1000 MalesSex Ratio 283 Persons per sq. kmPopulation Density 31,68,392 (As per Census 2001)Population 14Talukas RajkotDistrict Headquarter 11203 sq. kmArea Bhadar, Machh and AjiRivers 540 to 600 mmAverage Rainfall 9º Centigrade (Minimum) 41º Centigrade (Maximum) Temperature 20.58º to 23.08º North (Latitude) 70.20º to 71.40º East (Longitude) Geographical Location Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Socio Economic Profile 2006-07, Gujarat Seismic Zone Map
  6. 6. 6 Economy and Industry Profile 2
  7. 7. 77 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
  8. 8. 88 Agriculture 21470 46645 1424 409043 81517 12996 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000 Fruits Vegetables Spices Area('00Ha) 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 400000 450000 Production(M.T.) Area ('00 Ha) Production (M.T.) § Rajkot district is the largest producer of cotton in the State. It is the second largest producer for oil seeds with groundnut being the major oil seed § In 2006-07, Rajkot produced 12,996 Metric Tonnes (MT) of fruits, 4.09 lakh MT of vegetables and 0.81 lakh MT of spices. § Main fruits include mango, chikoo, citrus & papaya § Rajkot is the second largest producer of onions in Gujarat state with 2.73 lakh MT of production in 2006-07 contributing 22% to the total production of onions in the State § Rajkot is the second largest producer of spices contributing 13% to total production in the State. Garlic and cumin are main spice crops in the district with 27% share to the total production Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Directorate of Agriculture Fig. 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 Fig. 2 : Food and Non-Food Crop Production 2006-07 Largest Producer of Cotton in Gujarat 2nd Largest Producer of Oil Seeds in Gujarat 2nd Largest Producer of Spices & Onions in Gujarat 3100 4300 1164 182 2193 3280 157 15388 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Cotton(Lint) Area('00Ha) 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 Production('00M.T.) Area ('00 Ha) Production ('00 M.T.)
  9. 9. 99 Minerals § Rajkot district is rich in minerals such as fireclay, chalk, perlite and limestone § Rajkot taluka is the largest producer of fireclay in the district contributing 92% of the total state production during 2005-06. Due to abundant availability of fireclay in the district, firebricks and ceramic related industries (crockery) businesses have developed in Wankaner and Morbi talukas § In India, perlite used for horticulture and construction 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 Chalk Limestone Fireclay Silica sand Calcite Map 2: Mineral Reserves in Rajkot Source: Gujarat Mining Potential Report, CII, 2003, Gujarat Mineral Policy 2003 92% 8% Rajkot Others Fig. 3 : Fireclay Production in Gujarat
  10. 10. 1010 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 Source : Rajkot District Collectorate, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat Processed Food ProductLodhikaBalaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. Forged and Rolled RingsRajkotRolex Rings Pvt. Ltd. Three Wheeler Passenger RickshawKotda SanghaniAtul Auto Ltd. ChemicalsGondalGujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Rajkot Rajkot Paddhari Kotda Sanghani Morbi Morbi Taluka ElectronicsSamay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Echjay Industries Ltd. Gujarat Goldcoin Ceramics Ltd. Archer Metals Ltd. Atop Food products Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Name of Company Automotive Components and Forgings Ceramic ( Wall and Floor tiles) Potato Chips Electronics Aluminium Coils Production *Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Rajkot District * Indicative list
  11. 11. 1111 Major Industries Source : Rajkot District Profile Booklet 2004 Map 3 : Major Industry Players in Rajkot Rolex Rings Pvt. Ltd. Atul Auto Ltd. Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Samay Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Echjay Industries Ltd. Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd. Atop Food Products Ajanta Electronics Pvt. Ltd. • Maliya • Morbi • Tankara • Wankaner • Paddhari • Rajkot • Jasdan • Lodhika • Kotda Sanghani• Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. • Jam Kandorna • Upleta • Dhoraji • Jetpur * Indicative list
  12. 12. 1212 Small Scale Industries (SSI) 39% 17% 14% 7% 6% 6%4% 2% 3% 2% Machineries Textiles Food products Metal products Glass and Ceramics Non ferrous metals Rubber and its products Chemicals Paper and its products Others Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 § 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 SSI Contribution 82% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% Electricity equipments Tobacco prroducts Wood Leather Automobile parts Other industries Other SSIs
  13. 13. 1313 Small Scale Industries (SSI) Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 Food Products Textiles Wood Products Paper & its products Mineral based Engineering Maliya Morbi Tankara Wankaner Paddhari Rajkot Jasdan Lodhika Upleta Dhoraji Jetpur Jam Kandorna Gondal Kotda Sangani Map 4: Talukawise SSIs in Rajkot
  14. 14. 1414 Industry and Investment Trends Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2006-07 1495 22529 156 1657 48950 207 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 1988-1997 1998-2007 Investments Employment Units § As per the Industrial Entrepreneur Memoranda (IEMs) filed, the total investments during 1988-97 was INR 1,495 Crore (USD 356 million) and during 1998 -2007 investments were to the tune of INR 1,657 Crore (USD 395 million) § Around 50% of the growth in investments during 1998-2007 has been in the industry sector such as Ceramics, Textiles, Machines and Engineering § Total number of industrial units have grown from 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 Fig. 6: Decadal Industry Trends
  15. 15. 1515 Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 Investment Trends: 1988-97 566 129 118 115 100 85 283 2159 652 566 524 1879 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Infrastructure projects Vegetable Oils Industrial Machinery Ceramics Chemicals Metallurgical industries Sectors Investment&Employment Investments Employment Fig. 7 : Major Investments & Employment During 1988-97 § During 1988-97, infrastructure sector attracted highest investment worth INR 566 crore (USD 134.76 million) contributing 38% to total investments § In Food processing industry, Vegetable oils sector attracted investments of INR 129 crore (USD 31.4 million) generating highest number of jobs during 1988-1997 § Within the Engineering sector, Industrial machinery attracted major investments of INR 118 crore (USD 28.78 million) while Metallurgical industries investments were to the tune of INR 85 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
  16. 16. 1616 Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 Investment Trends : 1998-07 Fig. 8 : Major Investments & Employment During 1998-07 456 308 125 108 53 46 3230 2814 1640 5357 7205 1015 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 Ceramics Misc. Machinery& Engineering Textiles Miscellaneous industries Electronics Industrial Instruments Sectors Investment&Employment Investments Employment § Ceramics sector witnessed highest investment worth INR 456 crore (USD 108.57 million) with growth over 200 times than previous decade § Miscellaneous machinery and Engineering industries attracted next highest investment of INR 308 crore (USD 73.30 million) contributing 23% to total investments § Highest employment was generated by Electronics sector (7,205 jobs) followed by miscellaneous industries sector § 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)
  17. 17. 1717 Investments in Pipeline 4 7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2005 2007 Fig. 9 : Number of MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07)§ A total of 11 MoUs were signed amounting to the investments worth INR 1,873 crore (USD 446 million) for the projects related to Rajkot district during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) 2003, 2005 & 2007 § Sectors such as ports, engineering and automobile, tourism and food & agro industries witnessed major investments § Three MoUs with total investment of INR 1,150 crore (USD 274 million) were signed in engineering and automobile sector, which was highest proposed investment by Rajkot Engineering Association for setting up SEZ § Maximum number of MoUs were signed in food and agro sector followed by ports sector and engineering & automobile sector Source : Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat 2006-07 3 3 4 1 Ports Engineering and Automobile Food and Agro Tourism Fig. 10 : Sector wise MoUs (VGGIS 03, 05, 07)
  18. 18. 1818 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)
  19. 19. 19 Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure 3
  20. 20. 2020 Industrial Estates 43.48Bamonbor 40.23Morbi (Rafleshwar) 37.2605Gondal II 19.67Wankaner 10.42Jetpur 8.83Bhaktinagar 8.08Morbi 6.20Jasdan 5.23Upleta Lodhika Aji Kuvadwa Gondal I Mota Dahisara Padhari Kotada-Sanghani Industrial estates 83.94 53.07 1.23 1.00 0.89 423.64 13.25 Area in Hectare Table 2: GIDC Industrial Estates in Rajkot Map 5: Location of GIDC Industrial Estates in Rajkot Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Government of Gujarat, 2007
  21. 21. 21 Support Infrastructure 4
  22. 22. 2222 Road and Rail Connectivity § 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 Source : Rajkot Chamber of Commerce, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 Road Map 6 : Rajkot Road & Rail Network 1801Chennai 2085Kolkata 1254Hyderabad 750Mumbai 1500Delhi Distance (in km)Locations Table3 : Distance of Rajkot from major Indian cities Rail § Rajkot is well connected by rail network to important cities in Gujarat and India like Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Coimbatore, and Bhopal
  23. 23. 2323 Airports and Ports Source :Rajkot district profile booklet 2004, Rajkot CDP 2005-2012 § The district has a domestic airport at Rajkot city, which operates flights to major cities such as Vadodara, Bhuj, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Jamnagar Air 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
  24. 24. 2424 Power Supply Network Power Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation Rajkot Power Supply Network § 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
  25. 25. 2525 Gas Supply Gas Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board (GSEB), Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation Map 8 : Rajkot Gas Grid Network § 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 Proposed Pipeline Commissioned Pipeline Under Construction
  26. 26. 2626 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 pipeline Water Source: Rajkot Chamber of Commerce
  27. 27. 2727 Navlakhi Port § Navlakhi is an all-weather lighterage port located at inner side of Gulf of Kutch on the west coast of India § 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. Navlakhi Gujarat Source: The Ports of Gujarat, GMB, Government of Gujarat Rajkot
  28. 28. 2828 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
  29. 29. 29 Social Infrastructure 5
  30. 30. 3030 Education § Saurashtra University is a major university in Rajkot which was established in 1967 § The university is well known for several departments such as journalism, economics, biosciences, pharmaceutical science, electronics, chemistry, among several others § There are 5 engineering colleges in the district offering courses in computers, electronics and communication, instrumentation and control, mechanical, IT, and electrical engineering § R.K. College in Rajkot imparts education in major branches such as engineering, management and pharmacy § Various Industrial Training Institutes provide training in areas like electronics, instrument and motor mechanic, wielding, dress making, tailoring and cutting, painting, stenography, carpentry and Wood working, oil engine and tractor repairing and others Source : Rajkot Collectorate, INDEXTb Table 4: Educational Institutions in Rajkot 1MCA College TotalEducational Institutes 8Management Colleges 5Engineering Colleges 7Polytechnic 17ITIs 1Medical Colleges 74Others* 14Pharmacy Colleges 40Higher Secondary Schools 426Secondary Schools 1845Primary Schools * Arts, Commerce, Science,B.Ed & Law Colleges
  31. 31. 3131 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 § 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 Wockhardt Hospital at Rajkot
  32. 32. 32 Tourism 6
  33. 33. 3333 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 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 § 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, Ram Krishna Temple, Swaminarayan Temple, Aji Dam Source : Rajkot Municipal Corporation Kaba Gandhi no Delo Rajkumar college Swaminarayan temple
  34. 34. 34 Investment Opportunities 7
  35. 35. 3535 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 www.indextb.com
  36. 36. 3636 Annexure I Map 8 : Rajkot Gas Network Map 7 : Rajkot Power Supply Map 6 :Rajkot Road & Rail Connectivity Map 5: Location of Industrial Estates in Rajkot Map 4: Talukawise SSIs in Rajkot Map 3: Major Players in Rajkot Map 2: Mineral Reserves in Rajkot Map 1: District Map of Rajkot with talukas Maps Figure 9 : Number of MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) Figure 3: Fireclay Production in Gujarat Figure 8: Major Investments and Employment During 1998-2007 Figure 6 : Decadal Investment Trends Figure 7: Major Investments and Employment During 1988-1997 Figure 9 : Sectorwise MoUs Signed (VGGIS 03, 05, 07) Figure 4 & 5 : Contribution of Sectors in SSI Units Figure 2 : Food and Non- Food Crop Production 2005-06 Figure 1 : Food Crop Production 2006 - 07 Figures Table 3: Distance of Rajkot from Major Indian Cities Table 4 : Educational Institutions in Rajkot Table 2 : Industrial Estates in Rajkot Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Rajkot Tables
  37. 37. 3737 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