(Last Updated on : 26-04-2013)
Economy of Bhilwara district is mainly dependant on agriculture. Agriculture is the main occupation of a majority of the population of Bhilwara district. Of the total work force in the district, more than 80 percent of the workers are engaged in agricultural activities. The major crops grown here are maize
, barley, til, urad, moong, jeera, gram, groundnut, rai, mustard and cotton
. Kharif sowing is done Kharif sowing is done at the beginning of the monsoon which normally reaches Bhilwara in the last week of June. Kharif crops constitute bulk of the food production in the district as agricultural activities are mostly dependent on monsoons. Kharif crops include urad, maize, moong, groundnut etc. Rabi crops are usually sown in November.
Bhilwara district has made an important place for itself in the industrial map of the state. During the last decade the district has developed into a leading place in the textile industry the in the country. The major agro-based industries here are oil mills, flour mills, ice candy manufacturing units, dal mills and units producing biscuits, confectionary items, Khandsari, masala and cattle feed. Cotton based industries also feature in a big way in the economy of Bhilwara district. Cotton is grown in Asind and Hurda Panchayat Samities of Bhilwara. A number of cotton Ginning and Pressing units are established there. Where wood-based industries are concerned, Bhilwara district is backward from the point of view of forests. The mere wood produced locally is used for making bullock carts, ploughs, wooden windows, doors. Furniture is made from Teak and Sunmica wood imported from outside the district. The district has a number of units manufacturing agricultural tools and instruments, thresher, spades axes repair shops, welding, motor winding, pump repairing auto mobile workshop etc. Cotton textile industries include cotton spinning, cotton ginning, cotton mercerizing, doubling yarn, cotton dying, handloom and power loom fabrics and cotton tape producing units. Other major industries are wool based industries, synthetic fabric unit, paper based industries that produce paper bags, envelopes and cardboard boxes, exercise books, paper cones and paper printing, electrical machinery and instruments, leather and leather based industry, rubber and plastic unit and more. There are deposits of soap stone, mica
, china clay, garnets
, marble etc. Based on them a number of units have come up for manufacturing insulation bricks, mica grinding, marble cutting and polishing, china clay, washing powder etc. There are also units for manufacturing cement jali, tanki, pipes and P.C.C. poles.