(Last Updated on : 11-11-2014)
Economy of Jalore district is dependent on agriculture to a great extent. The main crops grown in the district are food grains, pulses
. Agro-based industries also function here in a major way, though there is scope for much development. In order to help and guide new industrial units in the district of Jalore, the District Industry Centre, Rajasthan Finance Corporation (RFC), RIICO, and Rajasthan Khadi Gramodyog Board offices are established here. RIICO has developed 4 industrial areas in Jalore District viz Jalore, Bishangadh ,Sanchore and Bhinmal
. In Jalore city RIICO has established 3 phase industrial areas. And fourth phase is been proposed at Bagra, 900 Bigha of land area has been under planning. This area may accommodate nearly 500 new industrial units. District has only one Medium Scale Industry, Jalore-Sirohi Milk Cooperative Society Ltd, Raniwara Dairy it produces skimmed milk powder and various milk products, it has 2500 Metric Ton per year and 5 ton per day production capacity.
In terms of industries, the granite industry features in a big way in the economy of the district. Jalore is called the Granite Capital of Rajasthan
and it is famous for its high quality lakhaa granite. The Granite industry has developed radically after recession. In Western Rajasthan's Jalore district
, Jodhpur district
, Barmer district
, Pali district
and Sirohi district granite industry is developing very fast. Out of it Jalore is the front runner. The work of making tiles from this stone was firstly started here. In the Jalore district, around 70-80 mines are being used for the granite industry. The stone of each mine has a different colour here and is of strong texture. Most preferred stones are Jalore, Noon, Leta, Pijopura, Raniwara, Tawab, Khambi, Dhawla, Bhetala and Nabi. The stone of Pijopura mine is the most expensive and second most expensive is Gadh Siwana. There are some 400 cutting and polishing units in Jalore presently running. An average of 8 to 10 workers work in each unit.
There are a number of other established industries that also contribute towards the economy of Jalore district. Handloom work is done at Leta, Jelatara, Degaon, Pur, Vodha, Vasandevda, Lalpura, Bhatip, Khara, Gundau. Bhinmal is famous for its Leather traditional footwear (Juti).
Thus discussed above is the economy of Jalore district. Jalore has a wide potential in industrial sector that has to be exploited properly.