ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 1 DHRANGADHARA 1.0 General Profile of District Table – 1.1 District at a Glance Sr. Particulars No 1 Name of Surendranagar district 2 District H.Q Surendranagar 3 No. of Talukas 9 4 No. of Villages 661 5 Populations 15,15,147 6 Major Towns Surendranagar, Wadhawan, Chotila, Syla, Muli, Lakhtar, Dasada, Limdi, Dhrangadhara, Halvad, Chuda. 7 Decadal 25.34 growth rate 1991-2001 8 Literacy rate Rural Urban Total by sex and Total M F Total M F Total M F residence 55.85 69.85 40.90 76.78 85.53 67.25 61.61 74.19 48.10 2.0 Industrial Profile of the District 2.1 Large and Medium Scale Industries Out of total 24 large and medium industries only 12 are working and employing about 3800 workers consisting of 1800 skilled manpower. The potential in the district has been identified in the sectors such as cotton textile, ginning industry, engineering goods, electrical industries, salt manufacture (salt iodization plant), pharmaceutical and ceramic industry. The district has 780 factories registered and employing more than 21,000 labour forces. The Taluka wise numbers of large & medium industries is given in Table 2.1 ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 2 Table – 2.1 Number of Industries Sr. Taluka Large Medium Factories Registered No. Scale Industries under factory Act (Till 2007) 1 Wadhwan 3 291 2 Chotila 9 252 3 Sayla 2 7 4 Muli 1 37 5 Lakhtar 2 34 6 Dasada 2 44 7 Limbdi 2 31 8 Dhrangadhra 1 56 9 Halvad 2 28 10 Chuda 0 0 Total 24 780 2.2 Macro, Small and Medium Scale Industry Development Surendranagar has more than 8600 SSI and Cottage Industries. As per the industrial statistics of 2006-07 there were 8639 units established in the district with investment of 184.82 crore in plants and machinery and employing about 89,099 workers. Wadhwan Taluka has the highest number of small scale industries and trend is continuing over the period of last few years. This trend is due to Wadhwan’s central location in the district Surendranagar and it is well connected to all other parts of district and neighboring districts, making it a potential growth centre. The details of Macro, SSI and Medium scale units are given in Table 2.2. The distribution of SSI units by industry type is given in Table 2.3. Industry Clusters identified in the district are given in Table 2.4. ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 3 Table-2.2 Registered Small Scale Industries Sr. Taluka Capital Investment Emplo 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 No. (Rs.in lacs) in Plant yment & Machinery 1 Wadhwan 7418.80 19618 3996 4122 4225 2 Chotila 4377.99 10025 899 910 924 3 Sayla 745.67 811 172 76 182 4 Muli 1127.79 2318 353 361 374 5 Lakhtar 500.83 1286 235 245 253 6 Dasada 732.10 4199 775 789 805 7 Limbdi 1406.69 3922 681 693 701 8 Dhrangadhara 1159.19 4388 750 763 780 9 Halvad 929.77 2410 329 340 347 10 Chuda 83.11 122 52 54 58 Total 18481.94 49099 8242 8353 8639 Table – 2.3 Distribution of Industries by Type Type of Industry Nos. Spare parts 148 Electric, Machinery & parts 126 Wool, Resin & Synthetic Fiber 164 Printing and stationery 170 Carpentry Wooden 200 Metal Alloy 210 Hosiery and readymade clothes 244 Leather and Leather products 292 Rubber and plastic 265 Others 327 Minerals 493 Metal Works 599 Chemical and products 638 Mineral, Glass, Terracotta and Cement 854 Engineering 982 Cotton Cloth 1005 Repair and Servicing 1922 Total 8639 ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 4 Table 2.4 Small Industry Cluster in Surendranagar District (as per GOG Censes -1999-2000) Industry Group Taluka No. of Investment Production Employment units in P & M/c. (Rs.in lac) Firebricks & Chotila 38 220.60 191.69 337 Refectories Sanitary ware Chotila 158 3182.30 3070.66 1858 Textiles Chuda 39 14.57 13.81 133 Salt Dasada 250 662.34 571.79 2262 Salt Dhrangadhara 92 198.55 314.49 846 Khadi Dhrangadhara 39 10.29 5.52 172 Salt Halvad 86 113.63 301.92 610 Khadi Limdi Textile Limdi 145 79,82 90.60 482 Textile Muli 34 9.73 2.65 34 Khadi Muli 92 32.44 13.59 125 Khadi Wadhavan 364 225.06 188.15 473 Printing Wadhavan 31 162.49 46.59 105 Boilers Wadhavan 105 87.40 192.83 215 Textile Wadhavan 76 712.67 1015.39 576 Machinery Ball Bearing Wadhavan 35 347.04 708.09 499 Lathes & Wadhavan 148 409.96 330.69 508 Machine Tools 3.0 Technical Education and Industrial Training There are one engineering and two polytechnic colleges in the district. The details are given in Table 3.1 & 3.2 .Table – 3.1 List of Engineering College in Surendranagar District Sr Name of Engg. College No 1 Shri CU Shah College of Engineering and Technology Surendranagar-Ahmedabad Highway Nr. Kotharia Village, Wadhwan City Table – 3.2 List of Polytechnic in Surendranagar District Sr No Name of Polytechnic 1 Shri CU Shah Polytechnic Nr. Boda Talav, Wadhwan GIDC Estate Mulchand Road, Dist. Surendranagar 2 Sarvodaya Polytechnic Institute At Untadi, Tal. Limdi ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 5 3.1 Industrial Training Institutes There are 4 Govt. ITIs, 4 Grant in Aid ITIs, 1 Blind & Handicapped and 1 self finance ITIs in the district. The Name and addresses of the same is given in Table 3.3 to Table 3.6. Table – 3.3 List of ITIs in Surendranagar District Sr Name of ITIs No 1 MP Shah Industrial Training Institute Opp. Bus-stand, Surendranagar 2 Industrial Training Institute B/h. Petrol Pump, Popatpara, Chotila 3 Industrial Training Institute Near. Bhala Hanuman, Halvad Road, Dhrangadhra 4 Industrial Training Institute O/s Viramgam Darwaja, Juni Patel Wadi, Patdi Table – 3.4 List of Grant-in-Aid ITIs in Surendranagar District Sr Name of ITIs No 1 Smt. Bhagirathi Shukla Industrial Training Center College Road, Limdi 2 Halvad Education Society Vasantrai Upadhyay Industrial Training Center Sara Road, Halvad 3 Karnavati Sarvajanik Trust Industrial Training Center At Vaghada, Tal. Dasada 4 Institute of Technology Ashram Road, Limdi Table – 3.5 List of ITIs for Blind & Handicapped Persons in Surendranagar District Sr Name of ITIs No 1 Pragnachakshu Mahila Sevakunj Nirmalnagar Society, Dal Mill Road, Surendranagar Table – 3.6 List of Self-finance ITIs in Surendranagar District Sr Name of it is No 1 Joravarnagar Education Society C/o. Sevasara Coseway Road, Nadi Kanthe Joravarnagar, Surendranagar ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 6 3.2 Availability of Students There were 1205 students appeared in 12th General Stream examinations. Out of these 83.91% students passed in 12th examinations. 4.0 Dhrangadhara Profile Present Status of ITIs There are total 304 seats in ITI in Dhrangadhara Centre. In Dhrangadhara there is only one ITI. The name, address and courses run by ITI are given in Table 4.1 & Table 4.2. Table – 4.1 Name and address of ITI - Dhrangadhara Sr Name of ITIs No 1 Industrial Training Institute Near. Bhala Hanuman, Halvad Road, Dhrangadhara Table – 4.2 ITI Course of Dhrangadhara Sr. No. of Courses No 1 Computer Operator cum Programme Assistant 2 Electronic Mechanic 3 Attendant Operator (Chemical Plant) 4 Electrician 5 Mechanic Diesel 6 Fitter 7 Wiremen 8 Cutting and Sewing 9 Certificate Course in E-Commerce 10 Certificate Course in Software Programming 11 Armature Motor Rewinding ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 7 5.0 Industrial Scenario of Dhrangadhara and Surrounding Areas There are 780 registered SSI units, 56 factories and one large scale units are in Dhrangadhara. The total investment is around 1159.19 lacs and it provides employment of 4388. Stone handicrafts are a major activity of Gujarat. The stone craft sector is mostly in the unorganized sector. Most of the units are in cottage and SSI sectors in Gujarat. The numbers of such cottage units are estimated in the range 400 to 450 units in Gujarat. Most of the value added stonecraft units are located in clusters. The major centres for stonecraft are shown in Table. Table – 4.1 Stone Handicrafts in Gujarat Centres Types of stones Products Dhrangadhra, Sandstone Statues, engravings, furniture, Halvad, Wadhvan pillars, temple work, landscaping articles, etc. Ambaji, Koteshwar, Marble/Sandstone, Statues, engravings, pillars, Kumbaria, Granite temple work, sculpture work, furniture, cylindrical items and other articles Ahmedabad, Marble/Sandstone, Statues, engravings, pillars, Palitana Granite temple work, sculpture work, furniture, cylindrical items and other articles Dhrangadhara is famous for sandstone work specially for temple work. There about 40 units are working. There are around 25 to 30 mines for sandstone. The annual production of sandstone from Dhrangadhara region is around Rs.10 crores. There are total registered 103 artisans members in the Association. The annual turnover of this region is around Rs.8 to 10 lacs per unit. The activity provides employment to about 400 to 500 workers. There are number of cotton ginning and pressing factories are situated on Dhrangadhra-Halvad Road. Halvad is 25 Kms. from Dhrangadhara. In Halvad few units are working based on engineering and stone craft. Surendranagar city is the main industrial zone of the district. There are around 850 units are in Dudhrej, Surendranagar GIDC Estate, Wadhwan GIDC Estate and Jintan ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 8 Industrial estate. The majority of the units are engineering, pharmaceuticals, plastics, ceramics, food, textile and packaging. 5.1 Few Major Industries of Dhrangadhara 1) M/s. DCW Ltd., Nr. Railway Station, Dhrangadhara 2) Military Depot, Nr.Railway Station, Dhrangadhara 6.0 Industrial Associations There are two associations namely M/s. Shilpa Staypatha Karigar Mandli and Dhrangadhara Taluka Pathhar Udyog Association in Dhrangadhara. Both the associations are actively involve in development activity of local as well as outside artisans. 7.0 Other Infrastructures Availability Dhrangadhara is well connected with rail and road. Dhrangadhara is prominent railway junction of Ahmedabad-Bhuj railway line. It is also connected by road to Ahmedabad-Kandla Highway. All other infrastructure facilities like transportation and communication is available there. 8.0 Need for ITI Extension Centre It can be observed from the industrial profile of the district that there is concentrated growth of mineral base Sanitarywere, Refectories, Bricks, textiles, salt, machine tools and stone related industries in the district. It has been learnt that there is need for industry specific manpower training in the centers like Dhrangadhara due to sandstone mining and its related stonecraft industries. 9.0 Selection of ITI Extension Centre General i) G I D C Estate ii) Stone Artisan Park 9.1 Stone Artisan Park Dhrangadhara GIDC estate is situated at Surendranagar- Dhrangadhara Road. There are around 50 units in the estate. Most of the units are mineral based. There are around 40 to 50 stonecraft units are working in Dhrangadhara at different places. ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 9 There are some small pockets of private estates where 15 to 20 units of small engineering works are working. There are numbers of sandstone mines and its related stonecraft industries in and around Dhrangadhara In Dhrangadhara Commissioner, Geology and Mining Department, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is setting up Stone Artisan Park for the benefit of local stone artisans. . Major activity (stonecraft) of the area Land, Building, Plant & Machinery and other infrastructures is available in the park. Local Associations are keen to have such centre in the park and willing to give full support to provide technical and plant training. All technical and other support of Commissioner, Geology and Mining Department, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and local leading industry. Saving of setting up cost. Due to this, it is ideal location for centre 9.2 General reason for Selection of Centres 1) It is well developed town 2) Major industrial clusters of stone craft/Mineral based units. 3) Commissioner Geology and Mining, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is setting Training Centre in Stone Artisan Park where all infrastructure facilities like machinery, land and building, class-rooms facilities will be available. 4) Due to stone cluster need of cluster based short term training programmes. 5) Centre location is well connected with rail, road, transportation, communications and other facilities. 6) As associations are actively involve in setting up stone artisan park for the benefit and upliftment of stone artisans of Dhrangadhara and surrounding areas. 7) Leading stone artisan units are willing to provide technical training support. 8) Due to starting of Stone Artisan Park around 50 new units will start production in the park, which will provide employment of around 1000 workers. 9) Further industrial growth of ancillary industry due to stone artisan park. 10) Skill shortage of teaching staff in ITI. 11) Local association and leading units will provide support of technical and plant visit. 12) Dhrangadhara centre fulfilled training need of surrounding areas of Halvad and Surendranagar/Wadhwan. It covered around 25 KM radius 13) Literacy ratio is lower. ITI Extension Centre - Dhrangadhara 10 10.0 Selection of Short-term Training Progammes As per the discussions with GIDC, Head of ITI, Associations and leading units of Dhrangadhara following short-term courses are suggested based on need of cluster and other sector of units. As per the discussions with GIDC, Head of ITI, Associations and leading units of Dhrangadhara following short-term courses are suggested based on need of cluster and other sector of units. a) Industries Specific Courses i) Stone Articles ii) “Murthy” Work iii) Lathe work iv) Grinding work v) Cutting vi) Gang Saw Operator vii) Crane Operator viii) Polishing Machine Operator ix) Pentograph Machine Operator x) Blaster (Mining) xi) Mines-Mat xii) Mining Foreman xiii) Short-term Safety Courses b) General Industries Courses i) Motor Rewinding ii) Computer operator iii) Talley Accountancy iv) MS Office c) Self Employment Courses Nil.
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