(Last Updated on : 13/06/2013)
Economy of Dahod District
is chiefly dependent on agriculture-based products. Agriculture is the backbone of the financial system of the district. Wheat and maize are the most important crops of the district. Agriculture has given a great momentum to home-based industries such as making jute ropes and weaving bamboo. Industries also help to toughen the economy of the region. 4,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of quartz is produced in the district and supports cement, glass and ceramic industries. The talukas Dahod and Devgadh Baria houses maximum number of small scale industries. Gujarat Fluoro Chemicals Limited in Goghamba taluka is a public sector unit which is known for refrigerants. Makharia Netting Private Limited in Dahod manufactures fishing net.
Dahod district is a main producer of cereal, maize and vegetable in the state. There are 2,221 units of small scale industries in Dahod which provides employment to more or less 5,000 persons. Most important SSIs in the district are in the sectors such as rubber and plastic products, engineering, readymade garments, food products, minerals etc. Dahod and Devgarh Baria talukas have maximum industrial units in the district i.e. 875 and 541 units respectively. The economy is for the most part driven by agriculture and agriculture based products. Water conservation measures, enhanced agricultural methods and community forestry programs support the agricultural practices in Dahod. Being the district headquarter, Dahod taluka has the highest industrial locations and major section of working population in Dahod are employed in small scale industries. The economy of Dahod also prospers on the grain and pulse mills, food processing machinery, and cement and gypsum industries. The district is well connected to other States through rail and road network which favours the economic prosperity of the district. Tourism to this district is also an important revenue earner. The tribal culture and the enthralling tribal folklores of the district are of immense attraction for the Tourists.
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