This north-western State of India promises a bright industrial future for the country. When rest of the states grapple to overcome hurdles of energy shortage, policy paralysis, execution delays and slow growth of infrastructure, Gujarat has been riding high with industry friendly reforms, good roads, reliable electricity and effective governance. The State’s economy is expected to go double digit even as India’s rate is on a slow pace. Aptly so, Clean India Show is being organized in Gujarat this year end, giving multiple sectors – industries, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure and other industries – an opportunity to understand and implement professional cleaning and international maintenance practices. Gujarat is the second preferred global investment destination, ninth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Most importantly, the State has ‘cleanliness and sanitation’ at the top of its agenda for sustainable growth.
Clean India Journal brings to its readers the essential facts & figures of Gujarat and the views of industrial associations supporting and looking forward to the Clean India Show.
• World’s largest grass root petroleum refinery at Jamnagar
• India’s first LNG chemical port terminal at Hazira
• World’s largest producer of processed diamonds
• Amul ranked world’s top 21 largest dairy business by International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN)
• World’s largest producer of castor and cumin
• World’s largest gas based single location sponge iron plant
• World’s third largest producer of denim
• World’s largest single location copper smelter at Dahej
Investment Destination highlights
• Offers 30% of Petrochemicals, 50% Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals business
• Tops Agri Growth table at 9.6% with Agriculture Infrastructure achieving maximum growth between 200-2008
• Gems and Jewellery Business in Gujarat is the fastest growing sectors in the country. Supported by Policy Initiatives by the Government, in addition to cutting and polishing of Diamonds, processing and jewellery design has also gained prominence.
• It is the largest producer (35%) and exporter (60%) of cotton and is the third largest denim producer in the world. It offers India’s 12% textile exports. Known as the ‘Manchester of the East’ and ‘Denim City.’ Gujarat’s six percent of total Industrial Production comes from textile industry. Double digit growth rate with GSDP of USD 75 billion.
• Agricultural output growth over last 10 years: 11%
• GSDP contribution from Manufacturing: 29%, almost double to that of the rest of India
• Degree of openness: 53%
• A state with the highest share in investments under implemented projects in India: 26%
‘Gujarat can be the largest growing market for cleaning industry’
If manufacturing acts as the mother or ‘root’ of all the industries and ITES as the ‘trunk,’ then cleaning eventually is taken as the only industry which grows along with all these core industries equipment such as Sweepers (with/without aspirator), vacuum cleaners (dry and wet & dry), carpet cleaners (upright machines and injection extractors), high pressure washers (hot & cold), steam cleaners, single disc machines, scrubber driers; consumables – cleaning chemicals (for wash rooms, kitchen hygiene, floor cleaning, carpet cleaning, odour control, window cleaning, etc.), tissues and tools and accessories – mops and mops holders, including multi-purpose trolleys (including wringer buckets), window cleaning tools & accessories and other floor cleaning tools (brushes, pads, discs, wipers, etc.)
Untapped cleaning potential of Gujarat sectorwise
On an average, a manufacturing company invests 1-5% of its budget for cleaning & maintenance. Under manufacturing – Chemical, Textile and Engineering (heavy & light) would register a $200 billion by 2025 with $80 billion investment expected by 2017. Key enablers that have equipped the state so far, are: strong local demand, FDI & technology transfer, sound base of engineering SMEs cluster, availability of skilled manpower, integrated industrial infrastructure and presence across the value chain.
• GSDP of manufacturing sector of Gujarat is ~ `131,889 crore (USD26.4 billion) (at current prices) in 2010-11
• Total investment by 2010 in the manufacturing sector in Gujarat was `342,079 crore (USD 68.4 billion)
• CAGR of investments in manufacturing sector in last six years ~ 19%
• Gujarat contributes around 9% to national engineering output and around 8% to the national engineering workforce
• The sector contributes around 18% to total industrial production in Gujarat
• Gujarat is home to more than 30 engineering clusters; housing around 5,000 engineering factories in and around these clusters in the state