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


Kutch: A Snapshot


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
Abdasa Mandvi Mundra

Map 1: District Map Of Kutch with Talukas

Rann Of Kutch Lakhpat Nakhatrana Bhuj Rapar

Bhachau Gandidham

District Headquarter Talukas City



89º to 71.5 million (As per Census 2001) 33 persons per sq.45º East (Longitude) 22.652 sq.Fact File Geographical Location Temperature Average Rainfall Area District Headquarter Talukas Population Population Density Sex Ratio Literacy Rate Languages Seismic Zone Source: Kutch District Profile. Gujarati. Bhuj 10º to 24. Hindi and English Zone V 5 5 . 2006-2007 964 Females per 1000 Males 60.41ºNorth (Latitude) 45º Centigrade (Maximum) 4º Centigrade (Minimum) 587 mm 45.36% Kutchi.

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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. UK and the USA Source: Kutch District Booklet .2006-07 7 7 .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. temples. bauxite. Kutch district accounts for a very high cargo movement § Kutch is also known for handicrafts. the Gulf countries. 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. 71 belong to handicrafts § § Palaces. Kandla and Mundra. lignite and bentonite. Out of total 136 industrial cooperative societies.

pulses. jowar. castor seeds. Study on Development Potential of Kutch. cotton. date palms and brinjal § Among various oilseeds groundnut.Agriculture § Major Crops being produced in Kutch district are oilseed. cumin and coriander § Conventional pesticide-based farming is transforming into organic cultivation of crops § Around 1. bajra. Gujarat infrastructure Development Board Bajra Jowar Pulses Cotton Wheat 8 8 .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. rape Abdasa Lakhpat Nakhtrana Bhuj Anjar Rapar Bhachau Mandavi Mundra Gandhidham Map 2: Crops Of Kutch and mustard seeds are the most important crops § Kutch is an important producer of psyllium (Isabgul).

000 100.000 200.000 Oil Seed 2690 Fig1: Production of Food and Non Food crops (2006-07) Pulses 482 Cereals . 1527 Production ( in M.T.000 250.59. chikoo and papaya Spices Vegetables Production (in M. banana.000 150.T.443 MT § The district accounts for the highest production of date palms in Gujarat.000 300. the total fruit production in Kutch was 2. which was 93. brinjal has the major share with production of 12.288 MT (2006-2007) § Other fruits grown in the district are papaya.384 0 50.) Source :Department of Agriculture:2006-2007 9 9 .597 MT in 2006-2007 Fruits 259443 21.) Fig2: Production of Food crops (2006-07) § Among vegetables.467 61.Agriculture Kutch exhibits monopoly in India in production of date palms § Bajra is an important food grain of the district with the production being 80. mango.100 metric tones (MT) during 2006-07 § In 2006-2007.

Minerals Presence of largest number of mines under lease in Gujarat Map 3: Mineral Map Of Kutch Gypsum Lignite Lakhpat Nakhtrana Bhuj Abdasa Anjar Mandavi Mundra Gandhidham Bhachau Rapar Lime Stone Bauxite Salt Coal Map 4: Panandhro Mine Panandhro Mine (Lignite Production) Source :District Profile Booklet 2006-2007 10 10 .

T.5 lakh tonnes and is exported to countries like Taiwan.MT) Kutch Other Districts 11 11 . china clay and silica sand in the country § The district has the highest production of Lignite and China clay in Gujarat. bauxite.78 Mn. The total production of lignite in 2005-06 was 6.MT China Clay(165.069 195.540. lignite.MT) Silica Sand(156 Mn.) 6.Minerals Exclusive producer of lignite in the State § § Kutch is rich in non – metallic minerals As a mineral rich district of Gujarat. Kutch’s lignite is favourable for power generation § Yearly production of salt is 2.746 308.663 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. Bangladesh and Korea Source: Mineral Treasure of Gujarat . Commissionerate of Geology and Mining 120% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% Fig3: Production Of Minerals In Kutch (M.412.663 3.412.853 77. It has largest reserves of limestone.407 Lignite Limestone Laterite China Clay Bauxite Fig4: Proved Minerals Reserves 98% 67% 62% 38% 33% 2% 0% Limestone(11897 Mn.

McQueen's Bustard and Dalmatian Pelicans Narayana Sarovar 443. an endangered species. Blue Bull Herpetofauna Banni Grasslands Chari. Common Cranes. fox. ber etc. The forests have rich reserves of date palms. blackbuck. is found only in this district. Grey Hypocolius.Dhand 3847 Waterfowls. Caracal. chikoo.23 Chinkara. hayena.Hyena Herpetofauna Wildlife Map 5: Important Wildlife locations in Kutch Banni Grasslands Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary Kutch bustard Sanctuary Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary Source :District Profile Booklet 2003-2004. jackal. pomegranate. There is also a large bird population. chinkara. Km) Kutch Bustard Sanctuary Near Naliya 500 Great Indian Bustard. Chinkara. hare. The wildlife sanctuaries in the district are a major tourist attraction. Table 1: Sanctuaries Name Location Area (Sq.Wildlife § § § § § Great Indian bustard. mango. Whitenapped Tit. Desert Cat . particularly the flamingos. Industries Commissionerate Government of Gujarar:2007 12 12 . guava. Wild Ass. wolf and panther constitute the wildlife of the district .

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. power plant. having its own captive mines. desalination plant and a captive jetty *Indicative list Source: Industries Commissionerate. Government of Gujarat: 2007 Welbrine Industries Ltd.Major Industries • Welspun. has set up a cement plant at Sanghipuram village in Abdasa. Ltd. are the key industry players present in the district • With a turnover of INR 20 crore (USD 5 million). Agrocel Industries Limited Videocon International Limited Varsana Ispat Limited Bhuj Air conditioners Bhuj Chemicals Taluka Products Berthing pilotage and cargo handling facilities Bars and rods Mundra Anjar Gandhidham Steel ingots 13 13 . Jakhau Raw salt Table 2: Major Industries* Industry Adani Port Limited Welspun Power & Steel Pvt. Adani Group. Sanghi Group.

Government of Gujarat: 2007 14 14 .Major Industries Map 6: Key Industry players in the District* Bhachau Anjar Abdasa Mandvi Bhuj Mundra *Indicative list Source: Industries Commissionerate.

Of Units Metal Products Non Metalic Mineral Products Other Industries Investments (INR lakhs) Source: Kutch District Profile -2006.059 Lakhs (USD 9.978 lakh (USD 30.842 lakh (USD 6.2007 15 15 .8 million) § Gandhidham taluka has witnessed maximum number of SSI units with a healthy investments of INR 4.7 million) in 2007 Fig 6: Taluka wise Investments (INR Lakhs) Fig 5: SSI Registrations as on 30th June 2007 2842 2177 1194 728 388 2222 4059 Map 7 : Number of SSI units in major industrial talukas 333 Nakhatrana Bhuj Anjar Gandhidham 1480 941 Bhachau 397 Mandvi 299 2304 3202 2453 1231 1066 381 1180 357 1020 607 Repair Services Anjar Gandhidham Bhachau Bhuj Chemical Wood and Products Chemical Products No.Small Scale Industries (SSI) § Presence of 6.128 Small Scale Industry units in the district. has shown an investments to the tune of INR 12.64 Million) § Chemical Industries constituted maximum investments amounting to INR 2.

539 Crore (USD 7448.9 million) during 1998-07 8513 20038 67 8670 778 92136 Fig 7: Investments in 1988 -97 Vs 1998-07 Comparative Data in Last Two Decades 194527 1988-1997 1998-2007 Units Investment (INR Crore) Employment Fig 8: Sector wise Decadal Investments (INR Crore) 30539 § A surge in investments in metallurgical.806 Crore (USD 24.Industry and Investment Trends § Kutch accounts for 39. 715 4117 Chemicals 1987-1997 1998-2007 16 16 . textiles and chemicals § Infrastructure projects contributed maximum investments to the tune of INR 30. cement and chemicals was also observed significantly in the present decade (1998-07) Source : Industries Commissionerate.07 percent of the total projects currently under implementation in the State § According to Industrial Entrepreneurial Memoranda (IEM) filed from 1988 to 2007.83 million) in industries such as infrastructure projects.53 million) during the period 1998-07 § Textile industry observed an investment of INR 590 Crore (143. metallurgical. Government Of Gujarat :2007 3550 119 Metallurgical Industries 5790 0 590 Cement and Gypsum Products Textiles 216 Infrastructue projects.586.00. Kutch has shown an investment of INR 1.

195. Indian Infrastructure Corporation Limited signed an MoU.34 million).63 million) § 100000 80000 60000 Fig 9: MoUs and Investments During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS ) 91941 32 12 10034 21. for developing a multiproduct SEZ Source: Industries Commissionerate.Investments In Pipeline § In total 34 MoUs were signed during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor’s Summit (VGGIS) 2007.976.Of MoUs Maximum MoUs were signed in (Auto & Engineering) 40000 20000 sector and has maximum projects in the pipeline § In Power sector.211 34 45 30 15 0 No. with a total investment of INR 91.503 crore (USD 5.000 crore (USD 12.of MoUs Fig 10: Sector wise Projects During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS 2007) Auto & Engineering 6 8 Agro & Food Chemicals & Petrochemicals Biotechnology 4 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 Oil & Gas Ports Power Road & Rail Tourism SEZ 17 17 .424.12 million) § With an investment of INR 24. Nuclear Power Corporation has signed an MoU with an investment amounting to INR 50.(INR Crores No.941 crore (USD 22. Government of Gujarat: 2007 0 2003 2005 Year 2007 Inv.

The palaces. Industrial estates and parks in several sectors such as power. 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. textiles. steel pipes. cement.Economy Drivers § Kutch has emerged as a hub for chemicals. port-based. Government of Gujarat: 2007 18 18 . fairs and festivals of the district are witnessing a large influx of national and international tourists Source: Industries Commissionerate. textile and engineering. Kandla and Mandavi ports has made the district a trade and logistics hub Industries in the district such as minerals. 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. oil & Gas and Port based industries § Kutch is an ideal gateway to Asian. limestone and bauxite reserves § Presence of a large number of SEZs. minerals. port based. engineering. textiles. engineering & auto. salt. wildlife. may furthur augment the economic growth of the district § The tourism sector is experiencing a strong resurgence.

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Ltd 13 Industrial Estates Industrial Estates Nakhatrana (1) Mundra (2) Mandvi (1) Bhachau (1) Anjar (1) Kutch Rapar (1) Bhuj (3) Gandhidham (3) 3 Industrial Parks Industrial Parks / Developers Mundra (Port Based) Industrial Estate. Ltd. Gandhidham Samakhiali 20 20 .Industrial Locations and Infrastructure 12 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Special Economic Zones Kandla SEZ MP SEZ Mundra Adani Power SEZ Tundra Welspun SEZ Anjar Mundra SEZ Gujarat Industrial Dev. Corp. Ltd Ruchi Flat Steel SEZ Indian Infrastructure Corp. LMJ Warehousing Pvt. Township& Warehousing. Welspun Anjar SEZ Ltd. Kandla Port Trust SEZ Asia Pacific Corp.

Gandhidham MPSEZ Mundra Power SEZ Tundra.2007 21 21 .80 1011.Special Economic Zones Table 3: SEZ in Kutch Location Kandla SEZ.71 121 40 Formal Map 8: Location Of SEZs Formal In-principle In-principle In-principle In-principle FTWZ Handicrafts Multiproduct Polymer BasedTextiles Flat Multiproduct Enineering Steel Port Based Power Multi Product Multi Product Multiproduct Source: Industries Commissionerate. Government Of Gujarat.90 293 284 1081 131.59 Status of Approval Fig11: Status wise SEZs 1 4 Functional Notified 3 Multi-product Multi-Product Power Textiles & Garments Multi Product Handi crafts 4 Notified Notified Notified Functional Notified In Principal Approval Formal Approval Fig12: Nature of SEZs Formal Kandla Anjar RUCHI FLAT STEEL SEZ Anjar Anjar Kandla Port Based Multi.Product Polymer Based Flat Steel Multi-Product Engineering FTWZ Multi Product Textiles & Garments Polymer Based Engeneering Power Handicrafts Steel FTWZ 5000 120 164. Siracha Welspun SEZ Anjar Mundra Moti Chirai Nature of SEZ Area (in hectares) 280 3114.

Gandhidham Samakhiali 500 100 200 75 200 40 Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation:2007 22 22 . Township& Warehousing.Industrial Parks Table 4: Industrial Parks Map 9 : Industrial Parks INDUSTRIAL PARKS Project Name & Location Area Investment (INR Crore) Mundra Samakhiali INR 40 Cr INR 75 Cr Gandhidham Mundra (Port Based) INR100 Cr Mundra (Port Based) Industrial Estate.

200 13.10.355 86.767 4.500 2.603 47.15.9941 13.99.398 21.06.233 64.147 1.962 T Map 10: Industrial Estates Of Kutch Source: Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) .07.49. District Booklet 2006-2007 23 23 .Industrial Estates Table 5: GIDC Estates (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation ) Estates Bhuj Anjar Gandhidham Durgapur Madhapar Nagor Dhrub Mundra Makhel Nakhatrana Mithirohar Moti Chirai Taluka Bhuj Anjar Gandhidham Mandvi Bhuj Bhuj Mundra Mundra Rapar Nakhatrana Gandhinagar Bhachau Area (Square Metres) 3.717 171.546 1.

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B):2007 Table 6: Distance of Kutch from Major Indian Cities Locations Kolkata Chennai Hyderabad Delhi Mumbai Distance (km) 2289 2191 1537 1096 910 25 25 . 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). 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 Source: District Profile Booklet. Vadodara (465 km). 2006-2007: Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (G. Surat (632 km).Road & Rail Connectivity Road Map 11: Kutch Road & Rail Network § National Highway 8A connects Kutch with Ahmedabad (91 km). Bhavnagar (396 km).I.D. Valsad (699 km).

Mandvi Mundra air strips are under development Port § § § § Mundra Port has a total length of 17. 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 26 26 . between Adipur and Mundra. put up at a cost of INR 160 crore (USD 38 Million).Airports and Ports Air § § Bhuj has the only operational airport in Kutch. Other ports in the district include Kandla and Mandvi Mundra Port Project has just established the longest non.government railway line. Kandla.5 mts.

2006-07. 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) Source: Kutch District Profile Booklet . Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd .:2007 27 27 .Power Supply Network Power Map 12: Power Map of Kutch § 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.Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.

Water Supply Water Water supply for industrial purposes in the district can be obtained from three main sources. the Irrigation Canal and Sardar Sarovar Project. Sardar Sarovar Project § The project envisages supply of water for drinking purposes. 2007 § One branch canal that supplies water to Kutch district is listed in Table 7 Table 7: Sardar Sarovar Branch Canal Network Branch canal Kutch Branch Canal Length (Km) 360 District Banaskantha. Kutch Starting point Salimgarh Ending point Modukuwa 28 28 . Patan. viz Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board (GWSSB). 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.

The plant is to be set up in the vicinity of Kandla port with an estimated cost of INR 600 crore (USD 143 million) Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Limited (GSPL).Desalination 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). 2007 29 29 .

Gas Supply Gas 182 km long route has been identified in the Kutch district for laying the gas pipeline.61 km § Proposed IFFCO 20 km Map 13: Gas Grid in Kutch K U T C H Mund ra Morbi Proposed Pipeline Source: Gujarat State Petroleum Limited (GSPL):2007 30 30 .127 km § Two Spurlines: Bhuj .23. The route passes through § A section from Morbi to Mundra .

Import 0.government railway line. The Mundra International Container Terminal (operated by Dubai Ports Limited). break bulk and liquid cargo. has 2 berths with a draft of 17. offers the shortest land route from any port to the vast hinterland of western and northern India § § § 6.03 Performance 2005-06 (lakh tonnes) Gujarat Mundra 31 31 .5 meters.5 meters to handle dry bulk. One of India’s largest privately developed ports (Adani Group).. 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. put up at a cost of INR 160 crore (USD 38 Million).3 million tonnes of container cargo and 13.53 million tonnes of bulk cargo was handled in 2006-07.09 Export 1.Ports Mundra Port Map 15: Mundra Port § § § Mundra Port has 4 mulipurpose cargo berth. Jakhau and Mandvi Mundra Port Project has established non. Other ports in the district include Kandla. Koteshwar. 4 container berth. 2 Bulk cargo bertha n one SBM. totalling a distance of 57 km. registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% Facilities include 10 operational berths. with drafts upto 17. between Adipur and Mundra.

1 maintenance jetty. Gujarat 32 32 . The total custom bonded port area inside the custom fencing is 185 hectares. An additional 76. 66 KV power supply and standby power to the extent of 2000 KVA available for emergency operations.5 hectares is being developed gradually. 6 oil jetties. It owns 10 berths.Ports Kandla Port Map 14: Kandla Port Kandla § § § § § 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. 1 dry dock and jetties for small vessels.

300 crore (USD1. Government of Gujarat. 2007 § 33 33 .Proposed Infrastructure Projects Port : § § Kandla Port Trust plans Roll–On. Industries Commissionerate. Gujarat NRE Coke Limited (GNCL) has proposed an investments of INR 175 crore (USD 41.000 acres at an estimated investment of INR 7..6 million) 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) Bhuj § Gandhidham Mundra Adani Bhachau Kandla Port Project Rail and Road: § Roads (Proposed Source: GMDC as on 6/11/2007.74 billion) Akrimota Power Project. in Lakhpat For setting up of 20 wind mills of 1500 KW. (Lignite) Nakhatrana Panandhro Map 16: Location of Proposed Projects Banaskantha Palanpur Power: § Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) is implementing a 2X125 MW lignite based Akrimota Power Project at Chher Nani village. 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.

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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. information technology. with the intake capacity of 60 in each discipline.K. production and mechanical engineering § Government Engineering College at Bhuj offers engineering degree in three branches. § The Shyamji Krishna Verma Kutch University (Bhuj) will soon start post graduate courses in environmental science. physics. mathematics. ecology. General Hospital offers a certificate course of 1 ½ year for female health workers. chemistry. § The district has 12 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) which offer training in various courses such as electrical. mechanical. Science. electrical and mining. B.Ed & Law Colleges 35 35 Source: District profile Booklet 2003-2004. electronic & communication.Education § Kutch has many educational and training institutes . Table 8: Educational Infrastructure Institutions Primary Schools Numbers 1512 Secondary Schools High Secondary School Industrial Training Institutes Pharmacy College Polytechnic Colleges Management Colleges Engineering Other Colleges* 19 60 12 3 3 1 1 6 * Other Colleges: Arts. Industrial Extension Bureau .

Government Hospital in G. 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. 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 Source: Government Of Gujarat ::Health Department :2007 36 36 . 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.Health § § § 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. Map 17: Location of Health Centres Gandhidham.General Hospital Government Bidada Hospital Hospital Sterling Addlife Ltd.K. General Hospital in Bhuj.K.

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Aina Mahal (Old Palace). Dhrarg Fair § Handicrafts . Koteshwar.Tourism: Princely Heritage and Handicrafts § § § Kutch boasts of a culturally rich heritage and vibrant population celebrating traditional fairs and festivals. Nakhatrana Fair. Lakhpat. terracota work.Wildlife Ass Sanctuary.Swaminarayan Temple. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary § Beach/ Resorts . Kutch Museum.The Kutch Desert Festival. laquered wood furniture. Chinkara Sanctuary. The village is being developed under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Mandvi Beach § Fairs & Festivals . § Indus Valley Civilisation site at Dholavira § Pilgrimage Sites .2007. The district accounts for 2. Bhadreshwar temple § Wildlife . Narayan Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. Cenotoph Complex.Tourism Corporatioon of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) .Block printing including the intricate ‘Ajrakh’ printing. Ministry of Tourism and local umbrella NGO Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) 38 38 Source: Gujarat India Guide.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 . Ravechi Fair. 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. Bandhani. Navratri Fair. Prag Mahal (New Palace).

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metallurgical industry Tourism § § § § Deluxe and budget hotels Golf club Beach resorts Development of heritage and archeological sites 40 40 .Investment Opportunities § § Huge potential for investment in cement related industries Tremendous opportunities for technology up gradation/ mechanisation through capital intensive projects with high investments Minerals § § § 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.

Annexure I Maps Map 1 District Map Of Kutch Map 2 Crops Of Kutch Map 3 Mineral Map of Kutch Map 4 Panandhro Mine Map 5 Important Wildlife locations in Kutch Map 6 Major Industry Players in the district Map 7: number of SSI units in Major Industrial Talukas Map 8: Location of SEZs Map 9: Industrial Parks Map 10: Industrial Estates Map 11: Kutch Road and Rail Network Map 12: Power Map Of Kutch Map 13: Gas Grid in Kutch Map 14: Kandla Port Map 15: Mundra Port Map 16: location of Proposed Projects Map 17: location of Health Centers Figures Fig1: Production of Food and Non Food Crops (200506) Fig 2: Production of Food Crops (2006-07) Fig3: Production of Minerals in Kutch (MT) Fig 4: Proved Mineral Reserves Fig 5: SSI Registration as on 30th June Fig 6: Talukawise Investment (INR Lakh) Fig 7: Investments in 1988-97 vs 1998-07 (Comparative Data in Last Two Decades) Fig 8: Sectorwise Decadal Investments (INR Crores) Fig 9: MoUs and Investments During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit Fig 10: Sectorwise Projects During Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summits’ (VGGIS) Fig 11: Statuswise Projects During VGGIS Fig 12: Nature of SEZ Tables Table 1 : Sanctuaries Table 2 : Industry Players Table 3 : Industrial Parks Table 4 :GIDC Estates Table 5 : Educational Infrastructure 41 41 .

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 42 42 .