(Last Updated on : 25/06/2013)
Navsari district is located in the south eastern part of Gujarat
state. The district has 5 talukas of which Navsari, Gandevi, and Chikhli are major talukas. Navsari district is known for its floriculture activities and sugar business. The hub sectors of the district are agro and food processing industries, textiles, mineral related industries, and marine based industries. Famous historical place Dandi and Vansda National Park
are located in Navsari district.
Education in Navsari District
There are 723 primary schools and 150 secondary and higher secondary schools at Navsari district. Navsari Agriculture University in the district provides education in the fields of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, and fisheries. Mahatma Gandhi
Institute of Technical Education and Research in the district offers courses in computer science, electrical, electronics, communication and mechanical engineering. Industrial Training Institutes in the Navsari provide training in areas like cutting and sewing, welding, fitting, dress making, chemical plant operating, computer operating, stenography, armature and motor rewinding etc
Economy of Navsari District
Textiles, agro and food processing, diamond business, sugar industry, paper, engineering and chemicals are some of the key business sectors in Navsari district. The district has well developed floriculture and horticulture activities due to its appropriate climate. Navsari district is the largest producer of chikoo in the State and the largest exporter of the fruit in India. The district has enormous sugarcane fields as a result of which sugar manufacturing industry is a major business in Maroli and Gandevi talukas of the district. There are around 7,525 small scale industries present in Navsari. Some of the most important industries under SSIs present in Navsari are food products, chemicals and rubber and plastic products manufacturing.
Tourism in Navsari District
Dandi is a historical place located 16 km from the district. The place has the Saifee Villa Museum established in 1961 to commemorate the Salt March. Somnath Mahadev temple
is situated in Billimora taluka of the district. It is a temple of Lord Mahadev and is the tallest Mahadev temple in south Gujarat. Vansda National Park
is dense and has variety of flora and fauna. There are more than 250 species of plants including many varieties of Orchids. The forest is a home to various animals, wide diversity of species of birds, butterflies, spiders, and snakes.