Industries in RajkotThe development of Rajkot as an urban settlement has been largely propounded by its huge industries. The city thrives on the services and engineering sector which leads its industrial growth. It has many small scale units engaged in the manufacturing sector. The state government agencies and local governance are providing ample support to these units through technical and financial assistance.
The foundry units of Rajkot are quite famous in the state and there are many clusters established in the district for industries related to these clusters. The district has some of the most flourishing industries in sectors like submersible pumps, textile printing, software, and casting. It also has one of the largest markets for gold jewelry due to purity of gold available here.
Types of Industries in RajkotThe district has around 43711 industrial units registered by the government. Out of these, there are approx 86 medium to large scale industries scattered over 16 industrial areas of the district. The main types of industries in Rajkot are:
- Agro based
- Soda water
- Cotton textile
- Wooden based
- Rubber and plastic
- Chemical based
- Mineral based
- Engineering units
- Metal based
- Auto parts and equipments
- Diesel engines
- Watch parts
- Cutting appliances
- Machine tools
- Readymade garments
- Metallurgical industries
- Textile printing
Large Scale and Heavy Industries in RajkotRajkot district has around 73 medium to large scale industries established in Rajkot, Kotda Sanghani, and Morvi talukas of the district. These industries work in the sectors like forging, solvent papers, milk products, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, electronics, etc. Some of the major industries of Rajkot are:
- Ajanta Transistor Clock Mfd. Co
- Morbi Vegetables Products
- Ajanta Watch Ltd.
- Saurashtra Paper & Board Ltd.
- Pankaj Overseas Ltd
- Rajesh Oil Ind. Ltd
- Ind Oxygen Co. Ltd.
- Himatsu B met Ltd.
- Gujarat Gas Co. Ltd.
- Amar Ceramic Industries
- Shri Rajkot Lodhika Kharid Vechan Sangh
- Rajkot Jilla Sahkari Doodh Utpadan Sangh Ltd
- Upleta Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd
Small Scale Industries in RajkotThe district has more than 30000 small scale and micro industries located in all its talukas. These industries are engaged in sectors like food products, machinery, textiles, ceramics, glass, etc. While machinery industries share the largest chunk in SSI units, there are many units in textile industries as well. Rajkot, Gondal, Morvi, and Jetpur are the areas primarily covered by Small Scale industries. Metal products, tobacco products, non ferrous products, leather products, rubber products, automobile parts, chemicals, paper products are some other products churned out by the SSIs in Rajkot.
Industrial Clusters in RajkotFor planned development of various industries, Rajkot has well defined clusters that include:
Rajkot Engineering Cluster
This cluster manufacturing diesel engines and pumps in Bhaktinagar Industrial Area has 375 units with turnover of Rs. 200 crores and work force of 7500 employees. They also export their products to Countries in Middle East, Africa, and Saudi Arabia.
Rajkot Machine Tool ClusterThis cluster of industries is engaged in machine tool spares, metal forming, and metal cutting industries. It is run by Rajkot Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association at Dhebar Road. There are 325 functional units with turnover of Rs. 800 crores and work force of 10000 employees.
It also exports to countries across Europe and Asia. They promote their products through national and international exhibitions and trade fairs.
Rajkot Bearing ClusterThis cluster manufacturing products like ball bearings, needle roller bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, and taper roller bearings is run by Rajkot Engineering Association. It has 60 units with turnover of Rs. 400 crores and work force of 6600 employees. It is a very innovative cluster with exports to Middle East, USA, Australia, Germany, Arabian nation, Italy, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Rajkot Foundry ClusterThis cluster manufacturing grey iron castings, textiles, machine tools, pumps, automotives, valves, etc. is run by Rajkot Engineering Association with 505 units functioning under it. It has turnover of Rs. 2700 crores and work force of 20000 employees. Foundry is the main industry of this region making it the leader of entire state.
Auto Parts Cluster in Rajkot
The principal products of this cluster are pistons, cam shafts, sleeves, liners, spares, and connecting rods. It has 303 units having turnover of Rs. 750 crores and employee force of 9500. This cluster exports its products to countries in Gulf, Europe, and Middle East. It produces about 300 categories of spare parts for automobile industries.
Gems and Jewelry Cluster, RajkotThis cluster manufactures gold and silver jewelry under Rajkot Gems & Jewellery Association. It has 5000 registered and unregistered units with turnover of Rs. 1000 crores and 35000 employees. This cluster exports jewelry to countries like UAE, USA, and UK.
Rajkot Plastic Manufacturing ClusterThis cluster manufacturing PVC pipe, PVC bags, boxes, moulding items, poly containers, and injection molded items has 800 units under it. It is run by Rajkot Plastic Manufacturer Association with work force of 6000 employees and export to Dubai, Gulf, and South Africa.
Industrial Drivers for Industries in Rajkot
- Special Economic Zone for engineering sector to augment the production of these units
- Huge developments in real estate and infrastructure sectors
- Development of individual clusters
- Large mineral reserves in the district
- Better connectivity and transportation facilities
- Power supply through 11 sub stations across the district
- Better water and gas supply to the industrial units
- Proposed four lane highway connecting Rajkot to Jamnagar and Vadinar
- Development of Rajkot Bypass Road and Gondal Jetpur Road in PPP model
- Enhancement in container handling facilities of Navlakhi Port
Industrial Estates in RajkotThe district of Rajkot currently has 16 industrial areas in Aji, Gondal, Bhaktinagar, Jetpur, Kuvadva, Jasdan, Wankaner, Upleta, Morvi, Dhoraji, Vaghasia, etc. They have total 3866 allotted plots with total acquired land of 755 hectares. These industrial areas are developed by GIDC and there are 06 more estates proposed to be developed in the district in near future by GIDC.
State Aid for Industries in RajkotThere are many state and local government agencies and associations to render their support for the industries of Rajkot. These include:
District Industries Center for provisional and permanent registration certificates
Address: Block No. 2, 1st Floor,
Bahumali Bhavan, Rajkot - 360 001
Tel: (0281) - 2476376
MSME DI for project profiles, consultancy, marketing and economic surveys
Address: 3rd Floor, Annexie Building,
Amruta (Jasani) Building, Nr. Girnar Cinema,
M.G.Road, Rajkot - 360 001
Tel: (0281) - 2471045)
Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) for industrial lands and sheds
Address: Navsarjan, Opp. Swaminarayan
Gurukul, Gondal Road, Rajkot - 360 002
Tel: (0281) - 2362925
SIDBI for financial assistance along with commercial and corporation banks
Address: SIDBI, 1st Floor, Nirmal, 7, Ramkrishna
Nagar Corner, Opp. Municipal Commissioner Bungalow,
Off Yagnik Road, Rajkot - 360 001
Tel.: (0281) - 2465083
Power and electricity supply by Paschim Gujarat Vij Seva Sadan
Address: Nana Mava Main Road, Laxmi Nagar,
Rajkot - 360 004
Tel: 0281 - 2380425
NSIC for hire/ purchase of plant and machinery, technical knowhow, export assistance, and raw materials procurement
Address: Aji Industrial Area, Bhavnagar Road,
Rajkot - 360 003
BIS for quality and standards inspection and control
Address: 1st Floor, NSIC Tech. Centre, Rajkot
Tel (0281) - 2385157