Gujarat – Minerals

Gujarat – Minerals       Gujarat is rich in mineral resources, especially in petroleum.  The major mineral resources of Gujarat are natural gas, limestone, manganese, baux­ite, china-clay fire-clay, calcite, dolomite, fluorspar, gypsum, bentonite, quartz, silica sand, and steatite. Good quality of limestone is quarried in certain parts of Saurashtra,, Lakhpat, Kheda and in Banaskantha districts … Read more

Gujarat – Industrial development

Gujarat – Industrial development               Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 km among all states in the country. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & … Read more

Gujarat: Natural and Power resources

Gujarat: Natural and Power resources         In the year 1999, the state of Gujarat established the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) under the Companies Act, 1956. The GUVNL was created by the Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) as its wholly owned subsidiary towards restructuring of the power sector for better management.   … Read more

Gujarat – Transportation Network

Gujarat – Transportation Network     Gujarat is a haven of a mammoth transportation network encompassing national highways, state highways, district highways, district roads and rural roads (sugarcane roads and Panchayat roads). The State consists of more than 300 state highways covering a distance of 19,761 Km and 13 national highways covering a distance of … Read more

Gujarat : Major cities and Tourist places

Gujarat : Major cities and Tourist places         Dwarka Living within the spirit of devout enlightenment, the city of Dwarka in Gujarat is the abode of Lord Krishna. Highly revered in Hindu mythology, the sacred city boasts of numerous sacred shrines which are scattered all over the city.   The Indian government … Read more

Gujarat: Scheduled tribes

Gujarat: Scheduled tribes     SC and ST Population : As per Census 2011, the population of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State was reported at 40.74 lakh (6.7 percent) and 89.17 lakh (14.8 percent) respectively compared to their proportion of 16.6 percent and 8.6 percent respectively in India. The proportionate share of … Read more

Gujarat: Population

Gujarat: Population     As per Census 2011, Gujarat covered 26 Districts, 225 Talukas, 348 Towns (195 Statutory Towns and 153 Census Towns) and 18225 Villages (including Uninhabited). There is an increase of 106 towns consisting of 27 statutory towns and 79 census towns as compared to Census 2001.   By bifurcating existing districts, Government … Read more

Horticulture sector of Gujarat

Horticulture sector of Gujarat     The term “horticulture” comprises the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, ornamental flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants and their post-harvest management. Gujarat has a total geographical area of 19.6 M ha of which about 9.7 M ha is utilized for agricultural purposes. It is about 49% of the total area … Read more

Gujarat – Irrigation and Hydropower

Gujarat – Irrigation and Hydropower       Types of water resources of Gujarat State   (1)   Surface Water and (2) Underground Water The main source of water for Gujarat is surface water. The State has 185 river basins and the available quota of water in the State is 55608 million cubic meters, out of which, 38100 … Read more

Gujarat: Fishing

Gujarat: Fishing   Gujarat has longest coastline (1600 kms.) and possess widest continental shelf aarea among maritime states of the country, which is broken by several bays, inlets, estuaries and marshy lands. This offers a huge scope of coastal aquaculture.   The available area for fishing activities extends from Lakhpat in Kachchh district in north … Read more