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RAJKOT- District Profile and Demographics

Demographics:

According to the 2011 census Rajkot district has a population of 38,04,558 This gives it a ranking of 68th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 339 inhabitants per square kilometre (880/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.87%. Rajkot has a sex ratio of 924 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 82.2%.


Taluka POPULATION AS PER 2011 CENSUS
2001 2011 TOTAL
NO. OF
VILLAGE
Rural Urban Total Rural Urban Total
LODHIKA 46276 0 46276 57415 0 57415 38
PADDHARI 63858 9234 73092 64234 10547 74781 57
JAMKANDORANA 75729 0 75729 78130 0 78130 47
MALIYA 83471 0 83471 62728 15964 78692 44
TANKARA 84517 0 84517 87577 0 87577 47
KOTDA SANGANI 79847 0 79847 62059 28401 90460 39
DHORAJI 68195 80811 149006 70351 84545 154896 30
UPLETA 96583 73692 170275 100733 78179 178912 49
WANKANER 145822 40191 186013 166278 52787 219065 99
JETPUR 123455 104312 227767 119023 128117 247140 46
GONDAL 168448 97506 265954 173353 112197 285550 80
JASDAN 223909 39046 262955 265641 48483 314124 101
MORVI 148940 178055 326995 146350 257645 403995 74
RAJKOT+CITY(12,86,995) 134969 1003015 1137984 137307 1396514 1533821 82
TOTAL- (District) 1544019 1625862 3169881 1590508 2214050 38,04,558 833

Profile of Rajkot District

Geography

Rajkot is located at 22.3°N 70.78°E. It has an average elevation of 128 metres (420 ft). The city is located on the bank of Aji River and Nyari River which remains dry except the monsoon months of July to September. The city is spread in the area of 170.00 km². Rajkot is situated in the region called Saurashtra in the Gujarat state of India. The significance of Rajkot location is owing to the fact that it is one of the prime industrial centres of Gujarat. Rajkot has a central location in the area called the Kathiawar peninsula. The city is located within the Rajkot district in Gujarat. Rajkot city is the administrative headquarters of the district of Rajkot. The district is surrounded by Bhavnagar and Surendranagar in the east, Junagadh and Amreli in the south, Kutch in the north and Jamnagar in the west.

Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara. Rajkot is The Center of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Rajkot is the 35th-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population more than 1.2 million as of 2015. Rajkot is the ninth cleanest city of India. Rajkot is also the 22nd-fastest-growing city in the world. The city contains the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, 245 km from the state capital Gandhinagar. Rajkot was the capital of the Saurashtra State from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956, before its merger with Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was reincorporated into Gujarat State from 1 May 1960.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTIRES:

The city contributes to the economy of the state with heavy and small scale industries under the patronage of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and Gujarat State Financial Corporation (GSFC). The economy of Rajkot got another shot in the arm with 280 million World Bank aid for development of infrastructure of the city. Many a renowned business houses made a beeline for grabbing the property market in the city, before it skyrockets. The plans are already in place to beautify and modernise the ancient city.

The Bombay State was again dissolved on 1 May 1960 to be carved into two separate State of Maharashtra & Gujarat created on linguistic basis. With this the area of Saurashtra State again became a geographically defined region, Saurashtra, within the State of Gujarat.

Industry:

Rajkot is famous for its jewellery market, silk embroidery and watch parts. The city hosts several small scale manufacturing industries. Some of the industrial products for which Rajkot is known include bearings, diesel engines, kitchen knives and other cutting appliances, watch parts (cases & bracelets), automotive parts, forging industry, casting industry, machine tools, share market and software development. The city is also home to some of the largest CNC machine and auto parts manufacturers in the country such as JYOTI CNC , Macpower CNC Machines Pvt. Ltd. and Atul Auto Ltd. and many more.....

Rajkot is well known throughout the world for its casting and forging industries. Over the last few years, it has started to play an increasingly important role in the complex supply chains of many global engineering companies that make products such as electric motors, automobiles, machine tools, bearings, shafts etc.

There are about 500 foundry units in Rajkot. The cluster came up mainly to cater to the casting requirements of the local diesel engine industry. The geographical spread of the cluster includes Aji Vasahat, Gondal Road and Bhavanagar Road, Sapar-veraval GIDC areas and Metoda GIDC area. The majority of foundry units in Rajkot produce grey iron castings for the domestic market. A very small percentage (about 2%) of the foundry units export castings such as electric motor castings, automobile castings etc. There are some biggest gear manufacturing companies in Rajkot such as Synnova Gears and Transmission Pvt. Ltd. , Mahindra Gears etc.

Rajkot is also famous for its gold purity and has one of the largest gold markets in India.

Rajkot is also growing up in Software Industries. There are many SOHO companies working in Web Development along with many new multinational call centres and software companies planning to set up operations and development centres in Rajkot.

Rajkot's sister city Morbi, resently announced as District, is also a manufacturing hub for ceramics industry, Tiles, wall clocks industry and electrical accessories. The city is a home to large industries such as Ajanta Clock, Samay Group, ORPAT Group, Sonera Industries, Rickon Quartz etc.

In the near future, the government of Gujarat will allocate large land areas for the development of Special Economic Zone which will be parted in three different areas and will include industries such as Software, Auto-Mobiles, etc. As per recent market reviews, Rajkot is becoming Asia's biggest Automobile Zone.

Rajkot is also famous for its textile printing units which produce cotton salwar suits and cotton print and silk sarees. The majority area of such industries is located nearby JETPUR.

Rajkot was formerly the leading centre in India in the field of diesel engine and submersible pumps. Submersible pumps are still manufactured in the city and marketed throughout India, with some of the larger manufacturers also exporting them.

Rajkot is also home to some of India's leading snacks manufacturers such as Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd, Gopal Snacks Pvt Ltd and is home to one of India's leading share broker Marwadi Shares & Finance Ltd.

Fixed Deposite Interest Rates :
   15 days to 45 days : 4.75% | 46 days to 90 days : 6% | 91 days to 179 days : 6.25% | 180 days to below 1 year : 6.75% | 1 year to 2 years : 7% | 2 years to 5 years: 6.50%
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