In Jaisalmer town, the RICCO industrial area, Gandhi Colony is already developed. Baramsar and Hamira area have recently been set apart. A demarcated industrial area exists in Pokaran too, and it is also known as the Ashapura industrial area. There are three saline areas viz. Pokaran Rin, Gudi Rin and Kanod Rin. Thus salt industry is also expected to be developed in the near future.
There is a vast scope for mineral based industries in this district. It is hoped that major Cement plants and other mineral based industries will develop in this district very rapidly. Jaisalmer district has very precious mineral deposits. The following minerals are available in abundance in the district Lime Stone, Gypsum, Yellow Marble, Sand stone, Granite, Dolomite, Rock phosphate, Siliceous Earth, Jasper, Bentonite and Masonry stone. There are a number of Government Departments and Corporations working in the district. These include-
Khuiala limestone belt is the most important belt of this area containing high grade (S.M.S.) limestone at the top and cement grade limestone at the very depth. The whole of Jaisalmer District has been reserved for exploration of S.M.S. grade and cement grade limestone by the State Government. At present RSMM Limited and RSMDC are exploiting limestones at Sanu, near Ramgarh. The mining wing performs the regulatory and administrative duties.