(Last Updated on : 13/06/2013)
Economy of Anand District
depends chiefly on Chemical, Engineering and Food and Agriculture products. Anand Milk-producers Union Limited (AMUL) of this district is the largest dairy cooperative in India. Industrial developments could be attributed to the presence of a significant numbers of Chemical and Engineering units in the district, which include Hindustan Packaging Company Ltd., National Dairy Development Board, Cambay Chemicals Ltd., Beepee Coating Ltd., Elecon Engineering Company Ltd., and Mother Dairy Food Processing Ltd. More than nine hundred and fifty units of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are present in this district of Gujarat
Agriculture is also a significant revenue earner of the district. Major crops produced in the district are papaya, potato, mango, banana, gooseberry
, onion and cabbage. Anand district is one of the most important producers of banana in the state followed by potato. A significant amount of cereals, pulses and cotton production is witnessed in Anand. In five talukas, with an investment of INR 6,635.16 lakhs, there are over nine hundred and fifty units, generating over 5,909 jobs. Industries engaged in lathes and machine tools, rice
production, tobacco stemming and wood products have shown substantial progress. Some of the most important constituents of engineering sector, such as metallurgical industries, misc. machinery and engineering, electrical equipments and auto parts have also been growing at a steady rate.
Anand district is an upcoming hub for Auto and Engineering, Chemical, Plastic Industries and Food and Agro industries. Recent surge in the growth of plastic industries in the district has added more jobs and increased opportunities for the masses. Proximity with other chief industrial hubs of the state, such as Ahmedabad
and Vapi has made the district a prosperous region for investments. There is an accessibility of a large pool of skilled and competent manpower due to the presence of educational and research institutes in the district. Small scale industry sectors such as textiles, electronics, ceramics and food products, are the supporting pillars of the economy which provide direct and indirect employment to over 5,900 people in the district. The emergence of Khambhat port, with a cargo handling ability and ship building yards would be considered as a major driver of the financial system.