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Panchmahals: A Snapshot Economy and Industry Profile Industrial Locations / Infrastructure Support Infrastructure Social Infrastructure Tourism Investment Opportunities Annexure


Panchmahals: A Snapshot

§ § Panchmahals is located in the eastern part of Gujarat The district is spread across 11 talukas and Godhra is the district headquarter § The major industrial locations in the district are Kalol, Halol and Godhra § Focus Industry Sectors – minerals, engineering & automobiles, tourism, irrigation projects, dairy farming § Panchmahals is the largest producer of quartz in Gujarat § Major Tourist attractions in the district include
Bakor Divada Lunawada Santrampur Godhra Kalol Ghoghamba Sahera Morva

Map 1: District Map of Panchmahals with Talukas

Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park (listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO), temple of Mata Kalika in Pavagarh, the Jain pilgrimage center at Pavoli, fairs of Chaiti Atham and Math Kotal, Kadana Dam, etc.
Source: Panchmahals District Booklet :2006-07

Taluka District Headquarter

Halol Jambhughoda


Fact File
Geographical Location Temperature Avg. Rainfall Rivers Area District Headquarters Talukas Population Population Density Sex Ratio Literacy Rate Languages Seismic Zone
73.15º to 74.75º East (Longitude) 22.30º to 23.23º North (Latitude) 45º Centigrade (Maximum) 14º Centigrade (Minimum) 1,047 mm 8 (Panam, Mahisagar, Neshri, Kunkaran, Goma, Dhadhar, Veri and Sukhi) 5,083 Godhra 11 1,580,000 (As per 2001 census) 388 persons per sq. km. 938 Females per 1000 Males 60.92% Gujarati, Hindi and English Zone III

Source: Panchmahals district booklet ,2006-07, Socio Economic Review 2006-07



Economy and Industry Profile

Economy and Industry Profile
§ Panchmahals is rich in minerals and agricultural produce § Major occupations in the district are dairy farming and agriculture; major crops cultivated are wheat, maize and pulses § 10% of the total area of the district is covered under forests which is about 2,21,900 hectares § It accounts for a large cultivation of mango, banana, papaya, citrus, guava, brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, cucurbits, onion, garlic, ginger etc. § Panchmahals boasts of 97% production of Quartz in Gujarat and supplies to other districts and regions § The district is a manufacturing base for steel products, automobiles and cryogenic equipments § Tourist destinations and fairs in the district attract a large number of tourists every year


§ Panchmahals has black alluvial soil which supports farming practices § Wheat, maize and pulses are major crops produced in the district § Total cereal production in the district was 2,68,800 metric tonnes (MT) in 2005 - 06 § Total wheat and pulses production in the district was 73,400 and 59,600 metric tonnes respectively in 2005 2006
88,396 13,270

Fig.1 Production of Food Crops: 2006-2007 ( Metric Tones)





Source: Department of Agriculture,Govt .of Gujarat:,2007


§ Total vegetable production - 36,727 MT in the year 2006-07 § Total fruit production – 32,253 MT in the year 200607 § Among all the vegetables grown in the district, onion had the largest during 2006-07 § Mango is the major fruit crop of the district and its production in 2006-07 was 11,898 MT
Area in Hectares 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0
g C o hi ko o C i tr us B er Ba na na G Po ua va m gr an at Pa e C pa us ya ta rd ap pl e A on ia an
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Fig. 2: Vegetable Crop Production 2006- 07
Production of Vegetable crops 06-07
700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0
Po ta t Br in O ni To m rB ur bi ts kr a o on ge at o ja l n ow er ba O Pe a ea

14000 12000 Production in MT 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 Area (in hectares) Production (in MT)

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production (12,540 MT)

Fig. 3: Fruit Crop Production 2006- 07

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14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0

Area (in hectares) Production (in MT)


Source: Department of Agriculture,Govt .of Gujarat: 2007



P rodu ction in M T

§ Major minerals present in Panchmahals district include quartz, marble and granite

Fig.4 : Mineral Reserves In Panchmahals (MT)


Proven reserves of quartz in Gujarat is about 4 million metric tonnes – 75% of which is found in Panchmahals


District contributes 97% of quartz produced in Gujarat (1,29,855 metric tonnes)






Black Trep


Quartz is classified as a major mineral due to its and as application across a wide variety of industries, glass industry being the dominant consumer

Source: Panchmahals District booklet 2006-07, Commissionerate of Mining & Geology, Government of Gujarat


Major Industries
§ § Medium (MSIs) and large scale industries (LSIs) are spread over Godhra, Kalol and Halol talukas Major players in the district include General Motors India Pvt. Ltd, Maruti Koatsu Pvt. Ltd, Inox India Ltd., MJ Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Panchmahals Steel Ltd § § Key businesses in the district are engineering, steel and steel rerolling, chemicals, food products Some of the major medium and large scale players present in the district are mentioned in Table - 1
Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Panchmahal* Name of Company
Inox India Ltd.
Maruti Koatsu Cylinders Pvt. Ltd.

Kalol Halol Halol Kalol Halol Halol

Items of Manufacture
Vacuum Insulated Cryogenic Tanks Gas Cylinders Medicines Ingots/Billets Automobiles and Spare parts Medicines/Formulation Division

M.J.Pharmaceuticals Panchmahal Steel Limited General Motors India Pvt. Ltd. Alembic

Source: Panchmahal District Booklet 2006- 07,District Collectorate of Panchmahal *Indicative list


Major Industries
Map 2 : Major Industry Players in Panchmahals District *

*Indicative list


Small Scale Industries (SSI)
Map 3: SSIs in Panchmahals


Major invesments were observed in lathes and machine tools (INR 166.68 Lakhs)


Almost 60% of total number of small scale industries (SSIs) are concentrated in Godhra, Kalol and Halol talukas of the district


Food processing machinery sector has the maximum number of units (102) in the district
Wooden Boxes and Barrels

GodhraPrinting Publishing of

Fig.5 Investments and Employment
180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 61.86 166.68161 156 126 103 83.55 55.4

Fig.6 Number Of Units
102 100 80 60 37 40 20 0 Food Processing Machinery Lathes And Machine Tools


Food Processing Machinery

Food Processing Machinery Halol Lathes and Machine Tools

52 31

Food Processing M achine ry

Lathe s And M achine Tools

Wooden Boxes,Barre ls

Printing Publishing of Books

Investments INR (Lakhs)


Wooden Boxes,Barrels

Printing Publishing of Books

Source: Panchmahals District booklet 2006- 07


Major Investments Trends
Fig. 7 : Investments in 1988 -97 Vs 1998-07 Comparative Data in last two decades

Fig. 8: Sector- wise Decadal Investments

2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0

Investments (INR Lakhs)

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Industrial Machinery Chemicals Drugs and Pharmaceuticals


122 19 33 44




Investments (INR Crore)



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As per Industrial Entrepreneurial Memoranda filed, chemical industry contributed maximum investments during 1998-2007 i.e. INR 720 Crore (USD 171.42 million) Transportation sector witnessed a sizeable investment to the tune of INR 987Crore (USD 235 million) during 1988 -1997 Investments in industrial machinery and pharmaceuticals have also increased in the last decade (19982007)

Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007


Economy Drivers
§ Emergence of numerous small scale industries, presence of vast reserves of minerals and existence of many industry players are fuelling the economic and industrial growth of the district § Recent surge in the growth of engineering sector in the district has added more jobs and increased opportunities for the masses § Glassware, ceramics and cement are a few industries gradually emerging due to the presence of quartz in the district § The economy of Panchmahals is also driven by dairy farming and agriculture practices § Small scale industry sectors such as food processing units, wooden products and machine tools are the supporting pillars of the economy § Upcoming irrigation projects are boosting agricultural production in the district



Industrial Locations/ Infrastructure

Industrial Estates
Table 2: Existing GIDC Industrial Estates Map 4: Industrial Estates

Estate Jambughoda Godhra Kalol Halol

Area in (Hectares) 1 20 71.84 461

Source: Gujarat Infdustrial Development Corporation Government of Gujarat, 2007



Support Infrastructure

Road Connectivity
Road Map 5: Road & Rail Network

§ Total road length in the district is 4861.87 kms § Panchmahals is 166 km. from Gandhinagar – the state capital § National Highway (NH) 59 passes through the district connecting it to Ahmedabad (136 km) and Indore § NH 8 passes through Nadiad – Godhra (district headquarter) – Dahod § State Highway 4 passes through – Nadiad – Halol – Godhra – Lunawada
Table 3: Distance from Major Districts in Gujarat
Major Talukas Valsad Rajkot Mehsana Surat Vadodara Jamnagar Ankleshwar Distance (km) from Pamchmahal* 315 321 211 227 81 406 165

Table 4: Distance from Major Indian Cities
Major Indian Cities Kolkata Chennai Hyderabad Delhi Mumbai Distance (km)* 1741 1589 1042 912 576
* All Distance From District Headquarter- Godhra

Source: Panchmahals District Profile Booklet, 2006-07: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (G.I.D.B):2007


Rail and Airport Connectivity

§ § § §

Six broad gauge railway stations are present in the district Total rail length of the district is 155 km – broad gauge line Main railway station is at Godhra The railway station at Godhra in the district is on the main railway track of Delhi-Mumbai



Nearest airport (Vadodara) is 80 km away

Source: Panchmahals District Profile Booklet, 2006-07: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (G.I.D.B):2007


Power and Water Supply Network
Map 6: Power Map of Panchmahals Power

§ § §

Electricity in Panchmahals is supplied through Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) There is a Hydro power station at Kadana and two 220 KV sub-stations at Godhra and Chandrapura respectively 66kv and 11kv distribution system spread over the district

§ 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 and Sardar Sarovar Project. § Sardar Sarovar Project water for industrial supply is made available through branch canals which are mentioned in Table - 5
Table 5: Branch Canals of Sardar Sarovar Project
Name Of Branch Canal Vadodra Dena Dumad Zumkha Nahra Desar Length (in km) 115.1 11.83 6.94 4.2 4.1 15.28 Starting Point Rameshwara Ujeti Kanjari Madhwas Boru Kalwana End Point Bhadodra Rakui Lotna Ratanpur Sama Desar

Source: Panchmahals District booklet: ,2006-07, Gujarat Electricity Board


Gas Supply
Gas Map 7 : Gas Grid In Panchmahals

Route Identification Completed Under Construction

§ The district has a pipeline section running from Padmala to Halol (36.89 km)

Source: Gujarat State Electricity Board, Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation


Proposed Infrastructure Projects
Major Roads § Halol-Godhra-Shamalji (State Highway 5) project with an area of 170 hectares in Godhra, Halol and Shamalji is under implementation § Nadiad-Dakore-Godhra State Highway project has been announced

Water § Irrigation facility will be extended by the construction of the Kadana dam and reservoir in Santrampur taluka of Panchmahals District. § Water conservation will be increased by constructing check dams and deepening ponds

Source: CMIE Sept. 07 report



Social Infrastructure

Table 6: Educational Infrastructure

§ Total number of Government and private schools in Panchmahals (primary, secondary and higher secondary) is 2480 § Colleges offer courses in various streams such as arts, commerce, science, law etc. § Technical institutions offer courses in subjects like desktop publishing, electric motor rewinding, servicing, Scooter mechanics, refrigeration, secretarial assistance, IT, electronic installation and wiring § Diploma Pharmacy College in Panchmahals, run by Nootan Education Trust, has an intake capacity of 60 Educational Institute Primary Schools Secondary Schools Higher Secondary Schools Polytechnic Colleges ITIs Pharmacy College Colleges (Arts/Science/Commerce /Law etc.,) 403 Number 2077

1 19 3 12

Source: District booklet :2006-07,District Collectorate of Panchmahal


Table 7: Health Infrastructure

§ Panchmahals houses good health care facilities to provide a comprehensive range of medical treatments § There are 63 child welfare centres and 16 maternity hospitals for mother and child healthcare § The district also hosts 11 community health centres and 51 primary health centres § Panchmahals has many healthcare centres which offer medical facilities in pediatrics, cardiac, obstetrics and gynecology

Health Infrastructure Primary Health Centres Community Health Centres Hospitals Child Welfare Centres Maternity Hospitals Dispensary

Numbers 51 11 7 63 16 63

Source: Government Of Gujarat ::Health Department :2007,District Booklet :2006-07




§ Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park, situated 45 km north east of Vadodara, was inscribed on World Heritage List by UNESCO in July 2004, and was named as Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park. The medieval city of Champaner-Pavagarh is dotted with large number of historical monuments of various religious faiths, and water bodies - both natural and man made. It attracts about 20 lakh visitors every year and has shown a growth of 10.92 % in the inflow of tourists in 2005-06. § Panchmahals is also home to many religious places such as Luneshwar Mahadev Temple Mahadev Temple § Chaiti Atham and Math Kotal fairs of the district attract many tourists every year § Jambhughoda Wild life sanctuary and Ratan Mahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary are other tourist attractions
Source: India Guide Gujarat, 2007, Annual Report (2006-07), Tourist Flow in Gujarat, TCGL, GoG

and Marideshvar

Champaner Pavagarh : World Heritage Site



Investment Opportunities

Investment Opportunities
§ § Huge potential for investments in glass, ceramics and manganesebased products Tremendous opportunities for technology upgradation through capital intensive projects with high investments


§ § Maize-based products Cattle feed

§ § § Steel fabrication Machine tools Automobile accessories

§ § Hotels Food joints


Investment Opportunities
§ Polyvinyl pipes (PVC pipes), doors and windows, water tanks, industial moulded products § Plastic automotive components § Plastic wares

Animal Husbandry
§ § Dairy farming Poultry industry § Tannery


Annexure I
Map 1: District Map of Panchmahals with talukas Map 2 : Major Industry Players in Panchmahals District Map 3: SSIs in Panchmahals Map 4 : Industrial Estates Map 5: Road & Rail Network Map 6: Power Map of Panchmahals Map 7 : Gas Grid in Panchmahals

Figure 1 : Production of Food Crops ( Metric Tones) Figure 2: Vegetable Crop Production 2005- 06 Figure 3: Fruit Crop Production 2006- 07 Figure 4: Mineral Reserves in Panchmahals (MT) Figure 5: SSI; Investments & Employment Figure 6: SSI; Number Of Units Figure 7: Investments in 1988 -97 Vs 1998-07 Comparative Data in last two decades Figure 8: Sector- wise Decadal Investments

Table 1 : Medium and Large Scale Players in Panchmahals Table 2 : Existing GIDC Industrial Estates Table 3 : Distance from Major Districts in Gujarat Table 4 : Distance from Major Indian Cities Table 5 : Branch Canals of Sardar Sarovar Project Table 6: Educational Infrastructure Table 7 : Health Infrastructure


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 GSECL : Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd SEZ : Special Economic Zone GIDC : Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation DMIC : Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DFC : Delhi Freight Corridor GWSSB : Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage Board ITI : Industrial Training Institute


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