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Gujarat – A growing market for cleaning business


Widely termed as the textile state of India, the Manchester of the East and the Denim Principal of India the Textile Industry in Gujarat contributes almost 3% towards the GDP of India. The two major Textile Industry manufacturing cities in Gujarat are Ahmedabad and Surat which together account for almost 50% of the total textiles produced in Gujarat.

Gujarat Technical Textiles market was estimated around 6,100 crore in 2011-12, contributing around 10% to the national Technical Textiles output. Currently, 1,000 plus Technical Textiles units are already present in Gujarat, with presence in all the 12 sub-sectors of Technical Textiles. There are more than 200 products classified as Technical Textiles and the units are mainly concentrated in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Kutch. Packtech (64%), Hometech (10%), Clothtech (9%) and Indutech (7%) are the four largest contributors; together contributing around 90% of states technical textile production.

The Textile market in Gujarat is estimated at US$25 billion by 2017. Growth is envisaged to be driven by Technical Textiles which has use in more than 200 different products across sectors. The State is likely to attract at least 2,000 new units with an investment worth `10,000 crore by introducing Technical Textile Mission.

Any textile unit, to clean 1000sqm of area, would require one machine each of sweeper, scrubber drier and industrial vacuum cleaner.


More than 300 power companies and over 75 solar plants are coming up in Gujarat. Of the power plants with a total installed capacity of 16,945MW coming up in the state, 6,864MW – or roughly, a third – is by the private sector.

Adani Power synchronised the fifth unit of the Mundra power plant last year, taking its total generating capacity to 4,620MW, making it the world’s largest single-location coal-fired plant in the private sector. China, Poland and Taiwan have three thermal power plants exceeding 5,000MW, making Mundra also the fifth largest globally.

Essar Power Limited’s first unit of 600MW of Salaya-1 project in Gujarat has commenced commercial operations, while the second unit of 600MW has been synchronised with the state transmission grid. The second unit is expected to start commercial production in May 2012.

The company is setting up two sub-critical units of 600MW at Salaya project with a total generation capacity of 1,200MW at an estimated investment of 5,570 crore. Besides Salaya-I, Essar Power is also implementing two more power projects – Mahan-1 project with the capacity of 1,200MW and the 510MW at Vadinar P2 project.

Two of Tata Power’s units were commissioned last year, one of them being 4,000-MW plant of which 800-MW unit of the Mundra, the country’s first UMPP (Ultra-Mega Power project), has been commissioned. More than 10,000MW projects are under construction in Kutch, including Tata Group and Adani Group.

Some of the prominent projects of Amreli include GSPC Pipavav Power Company (GPPC), 1,050-MW gas-based power plant at Kovaya village in Amreli at an investment of `4,000 crore; Hyderabad-based Patel Energy 1,320-MW thermal power plant at Lunsapur and Lothpur villages; Torrent Power 1,000MW coal-based power plant at Rampara; Visa Power 1,320MW coal-based power plant; Videocon Industries 1,600MW thermal power project at Bherai village in Pipavav; and Sintex group, 1,720MW power plant at an investment of `8,300 crore at Lunsapur in Jafrabad.

Power plants, existing and upcoming, in Gujarat are located at Bharuch, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mundra, Mehsana, Jamnagar and other areas.

A power unit would require two of each – ride on sweeper, scrubber drier and industrial vacuum cleaner – to clean 1000sqm area. Taking into consideration the 300 units coming up in Gujarat, the total new project consumption of cleaning equipment would be 1800 cleaning machines for cleaning 1000sqm area of each unit and that of the 75 solar plants would be 450 machines for cleaning 1000sqm area of each unit.

In the last few years, the cleaning business is making foray into newer markets in the Tier II and Tier III cities. These untapped market segments offer scope for businesses – small and big. Following the sample survey conducted at Vadodara on the needs of Industrial Cleaning, Mohana M attempts to study the growing industries and the corresponding growth in the cleaning equipment requirement. The brief report below enumerates the number of units in each of the growing industries of Gujarat and the newer units that are likely to come in the near future. The report also specifies the industry-wise…

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