Gujarat is an Indian state located on its western coast bordering Pakistan and has the third largest economy in the country. Though the state has unfavourable climatic conditions, saline rich soil and water, agriculture is still a mainstay with cash crops like cotton, oilseeds, tobacco and sugarcane being cultivated especially in the wetter areas. The state is rich in mineral and resources and is home to several medium and large-scale industries catering to a variety of sectors.
Population of the state is concentrated in the eastern part of the state, in the plains, surrounding major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara as the region is both agriculturally productive and highly industrialized. Gujarat is home to many fast-growing cities in India, and several of them are facing urban development issues owing to the rapid urbanization and industrial development in the last two decades.
Project Cities in Gujarat
Rajkot, an industrial town famous for its foundry and machine tools industry, is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. It is also a trade centre for the region and is located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers at the centre of peninsular Saurashtra region, in the central plains of Gujarat state.
Vadodara, often referred to as the cultural capital of Gujarat is the state’s third largest city, and serves as an education hub making available a talented pool of young manpower. It is also one of the most industrialized locations of Gujarat with several medium and large-scale industries in its vicinity.
Ahmedabad, located on the banks of river Sabarmati which bifurcates the city into eastern and western parts, is the largest urban conglomeration in Gujarat. Historically, the city has been an important centre of trade and commerce in western India.