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The economy of Gandhinagar comprises of four focus sectors and they are Food Processing, Electronics, Textile, ITES, IT Sector, Food Processing, Office and Ceramics Stationery.
The textile and electronic industry are the major industrial sectors here. The Food Processing sector owing to the fact that Gandhinagar lies close to agricultural sectors like
Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Kheda, Anand and Ahmedabad. The Infrastructure sector is another sector in Gandhinagar that has contributed to the opportunities for investment and employment.
Agricultural Sector in Gandhinagar
The Agriculture sector in Gandhinagar is a flourishing one. The chief crops, fruits and oil seeds grown in Gandhinagar include wheat, rice, rape, castor, mustard, ber, citrus fruits, papaya, pomegranate and guava. Vegetables crops like brinjal, potato, cow pea, cluster bean, tomato, okra, cauliflower and cabbage are also cultivated in Gandhinagar district. Gandhinagar ranked sixth in the production of citrus fruits in Gujarat in the year 2006-2007 with the total production of 21,678 metric tons of citrus fruits. 8% of flower crop produced in Gujarat comes from Gandhinagar.
Tourism Industry in Gandhinagar
also serves as a major industry in Gandhinagar because of the
overwhelming profits that are received through the various tourist
attractions that are found in the city. Gandhinagar possesses a large
number of tourist spots that play a very important role in increasing
the income of the city in the form of the revenues that are generated
through the entry fees and the various other charges that the people
need to pay while they visit Gandhinagar. Gandhinagar possesses a large
number of temples, gardens, museums and wildlife sanctuaries that are
visited by a large number of people every year. Therefore, major income
is generated through the tourism industry of Gandhinagar.
Small Scale Industry in Gandhinagar
In an approx, there are 8000 small scale industries located in Gandhinagar which provide employment to more than 36000 people in the district. They are into wood-based products, engineering material, and textile. The textile sector of Gandhinagar has led to investments of up to 1,456 crore which remains to be the highest investment in any other sector of the district. Mineral based industries like the non-ceramic brick industry in Gandhinagar provides 64% manpower to the people who are employed in the small scale industries of Gandhinagar.
Major Drivers of the Economy of Gandhinagar
Recently, infrastructure projects have also started growing in Gandhinagar and this has resulted in an increase in the employment opportunities of the people living in Gandhinagar. Gandhinagar’s close propinquity to biotech clusters and agro-based industries has resulted in the opening up of new avenues for the research centers and food processing units in the city. The small scale industries in Gandhinagar provide employment to more than 40,000 people living in Gandhinagar.
Corporate Areas in Gandhinagar
The main work areas in Gandhinagar are the following:
Capital Complex with many government offices
Light Industries Areas
Public Institution Area
Warehousing, Commercial and Shopping Areas
IT Parks (Infocity)
The Infocity in Gandhinagar accommodates most of the IT companies like Cybage, TCS and PCS.