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

Narmada: A Snapshot

Introduction: Narmada
Narmada district is located at the southern part of Gujarat The district shares its border with the State of Maharashtra and is bounded with Surat in the south, Vadodara in the north, and Bharuch in the west The district has 4 talukas, which includes Nandod, Sagbara, Tilakwada and Dediapada Located in Nandod taluka, Rajpipla is the district
Tilakwada Nandod Rajpipla

Map1: District Map of Narmada with Talukas

headquarter and the main industrial town of Narmada district Focus industry sectors include, textiles, food &

agriculture and chemicals Tourist places: Rajwant Palace, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and Shoolpaneshwar Temple, and Sardar

Dediapada Anklav Sagbara

District Headquarter Talukas

Sarovar Dam

Fact File
Geographical Location Average Rainfall Rivers Area District Headquarter Talukas Population Population Density Sex Ratio Literacy rate Languages Seismic Zone
72.4 to 73.15 East (Longitude) 21.24 to 22 North (Latitude) 1,100 mm Narmada, Karjan, Main, Ashwini and Tarap 2755 sq. km. Rajpipla 4 5,14,404 (As per Census 2001) 187 Persons per sq. km. 949 Females per 1000 Males 60% Gujarati, Hindi and English Zone III

Source: Socio Economic Review 2006-07, District Profile Booklet, 2007

Economy and Industry Profile


Economy and Industry Profile

A major strata of population is dependent upon agriculture for their livelihood Production of banana and cotton are the key horticulture crops in the district An investment of INR 600 Crore (USD 1.42 million) was observed in the district between 1988-07. Industries such as textiles, sugar, and chemicals observed major investments and substantial growth during the past two decades Over 860 Small Scale Industries (SSIs), engaged in repair & services, wood products, paper, and food products are present in the district of which over 390 units are present in Nandod taluka

Major crops produced in the district are banana,
Total Area (in Hec)

In 2006-07, Narmada district had the highest production of banana amounting to 2,78,400 Metric Tonnes (MT), followed by cucurbits with a production of 14,835 MT


200 100 0 Cereals


203 135

0 Pulses Production (in M.T.)

Area (in Hec)

Total production of cotton in the district was 96,600 Bales during 2006-07
Fig. 3: Area and Production of Major Fruits during 2006-07
5000 Total Area (in Hec) 4000 3000 2000 2245 1000 0 Mango Area (in Hec) 11786 Banana 1215 14835 Cucurbits 4640 278400 300000 250000 200000 150000 100000 50000 0 Total Production (in M.T.)

Fig. 2: Area and Production of Fruits and Vegetables (2006-07)

Total Production (in M.T.) 9000 Total Area (in Hec) 294400 6000 7100 3000 0 Fruits Area (in Hec) Vegetables Production (in M.T.) 4600 55660 360000 300000 240000 180000 120000 60000 0

Production (in M.T.)

Source: Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat 2006-07

Total Production (in 00'M.T.)

mango, cucurbits and cotton

Fig. 1: Area and Production of Food and Non Food Crops (2006-07)
300 400

Small Scale Industries (SSI)

In the four talukas of the district, there are over 860 units generating 990 jobs, with investments to the tune of INR 170 lakh (USD 0.41 million) Small Scale Industries (SSIs) are mainly engaged in repairing & services, ceramics, wood products, paper and rubber products Over 840 SSIs are present in the repair & services, providing maximum number of employment Maximum units (398) with an investment of INR 103.36 lakh (USD 0.25 million), and employment (459 persons) are observed in Nandod taluka
Fig 4: Talukawise Total Investments and Employment in Narmada
125 Total Investments (in Lakh) 459 100 75 50 158 25 19.91 0 Tilakw ada Nandod Investment (in lakhs) Dadiapada Sagbara 30.46 103.36 243 200 132 16.83 0 100 400 300 Total Employment 500

Map 2: SSI Clusters in Narmada

143 Units

398 Units



204 Units


116 Units Anklav Sagbara

Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, 2007


Economy Drivers
Agriculture provides the maximum opportunity to generate sustainable livelihood and employment for the villagers Industry sectors such as textiles, food products, wood & rubber products and repair & servicing are the supporting pillars of the district economy The district owns some of the major tourist destinations such as, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary & Temple and Rajwant Palace, which accounts for a healthy influx of tourists Narmada houses Herbal Botanical Garden, consisting of almost 70 species of herbal plants, which are used for the ayurvedic and natural therapy of treatment, and also helps in increasing medical value travel in the district


Industrial Locations / Infrastructure



Industrial Locations / Infrastructure

Map 3: Industrial Estates in Narmada Table 1: Industrial Estates in Narmada

Name of the Estates Sagbara Dediapada Rajpipla (1) Rajpipla (2)

Area (in Hectares)

1.57 2.39



13.85 9.30


District Headquarter Taluka Industrial Estate

Source: Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat and Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, 2007


Support Infrastructure


Road, Rail & Air Connectivity

Road Map 4 : Connectivity of Narmada

Major state roads connects Narmada with key industrial centres in the State: Ahmedabad (195 km), Rajkot (357 km), Jamnagar (467 km), Ankleshwar (75 km), Bhavnagar (357 km), Mehsana (269 km), Surat (83 km), Gandhinagar (223 km) and Vapi ( 150 km)

Distance of Narmada from major Indian cities: Delhi (964 km), Mumbai (419 km), Hyderabad (936 km), Kolkata (1779 km) and Chennai (1483 km)

There are 4 railway stations in Narmada


Nearest airports are in Surat and Vadodara

Source: Road and Building Department, Government of Gujarat, 2007


Power & Water Supply

Power Map 5: Power Map of Narmada

One Hydro power station is present in the district A substation of 132 KV is present in Tilakwada in Narmada, connected with Jambuva in Vadodara 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), irrigation canal, and Sardar Sarovar Project. Sardar Sarovar Project The project envisages supply of water for drinking purposes, irrigation, and industrial use Sardar Sarovar Project water for industrial use is made available through branch canals With a total length of 3.65km, Wadia is the branch canal, that supplies water to the Narmada district. The starting point of the canal is Nandod and end point is Koliary
Source: Gujarat Electricity Board, 2007, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, 2007


Social Infrastructure


Education And Health

Education: There are 663 primary, 56 secondary and 23 higher secondary schools in the district With over 770 seats, there are 6 ITIs offering several industrial training programs which include, fitting, computer operations and diesel mechanics, etc Some of the colleges present in the district are M.R. Arts & Science College and Ratnasinhji Mahida Commerce College Health: The district has 23 primary health care and 4 community health centers, with 2 government hospitals Narmada has a several private hospitals which provide a comprehensive range of tertiary and secondary care services Some of the hospitals present in Narmada includes, Rajpipla hospital and Netra Seva Trust Hospital
Source: Narmada District Profile, Department of Employment and Technical Education, Government of Gujarat, 2007

Table 2: List of Educational Institutes

Educational Institutes Primary School Secondary School Higher Secondary School Pharmacy College ITIs Other Colleges*

Total 663 56 23 1 6 7

*Other Colleges: Arts, Commerce, Science, B.Ed and Law College




Built in 1910, Rajwant Palace is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the district. The palace includes a royal museum and a heritage hotel Spread over an area of 600 sq. km, the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is present in the district having a diversified floral presence with more than 550 floral species and a wide range of wildlife species The Shoolpaneshwar Temple and Sardar Sarovar Dam are located in Kevadia, 27 km from Rajpipla Other places of interest in the district are Vadia Palace, Dashavatar Ranchhodrai Mandir, and Nizamshah Dargah
Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajwant Palace



Investment Opportunities


Investment Opportunities
Food and Agriculture
Agro food parks Food processing Cold storage

Manufacture of fabrics Power looms Twisting from synthetic yarn

Eco-tourism Hotels Medical value travel

* Detailed Sector/ Project Profiles for investment opportunities available at


Map 1: District Map of Narmada with Talukas Map 2: SSI Clusters in Narmada Map 3 : Industrial Estates in Narmada Map 4 : Connectivity of Narmada Map 5 : Power Map of Narmada

Figure 1 : Area and Production of Food and Non Food Crop Production 2005-06 Figure 2 : Area and Production of Fruits and Vegetables (2006-07) Figure 3 : Area and Production of Major Fruits During 2006-07 Figure 4 : Talukawise Total Investments and Employment in Narmada

Table 1 : Industrial Estates in Narmada Table 2 : List of Educational Institutes