Business and Economy of JodhpurIt is necessary to have a look at the agricultural and political scenario in Jodhpur to understand the economy of the district. Agriculture and industries are the main source of income in Jodhpur. Tourism also plays a significant role in the development of economy of Jodhpur.
Agriculture in JodhpurAccording to village records, out of the total area of 2256405 hectares in Jodhpur, 62.53 percent of area is under cultivation. Maize, bajra, guar, moth, chanwla, moong, till, groundnut, cotton, chilli, barley, wheat, isabgol, mustard, rap, taramira etc. are the main crops grown here. Farmers here mainly depend on wells for the major portion of irrigation. A river, named Luni river also flows seasonally through Jodhpur district. Jodhpur falls under the arid zone of Rajasthan. As the shortage of availability of adequate water, the cropping pattern is by and large single.
Industry in JodhpurThe industrial growth of Jodhpur district is also noticeable. The geographical location of Jodhpur is appropriate for the development of industries and businesses. As the district is centrally located and is one of the important cities of Rajasthan, it is well connected with Lucknow, Ahmedbad, Mumbai, Delhi and other important towns of the state. There a sizeable number of engineering industries in Jodhpur.
Other main industries here are chemicals, plastics, electrical, electronics, industrial gases, derivatives of Gaur Gum, textiles, cement, mineral based and S.S utensils etc. Several rolling mills that are engaged in processing of stainless steel sheets or Patta can be found here. Large number of handicraft units engaged in production of wooden toys, white metal, fancy items of sheep and decoration etc are also functioning in Jodhpur district. Printing of cloth, shoe embroidery, slat making, wooden carving, white metal work, decorative stone carving, metallic carving, leather embroidery, sword handles and ivory carvings, bangles, toys of plaster, dyeing and printing of clothes are the other major artisan based industries here.
Jodhpur in Rajasthan has 21 industrial areas at different places and they have been developed and managed by RIICO. In accordance with the scheme of ministry of commerce, Government of India, an export promotion industrial park has been set up in the Borandada industrial area with an aim of increasing export from Rajasthan, especially Jodhpur. Know more
Tourism in JodhpurTourism is another factor that boosts the economy of Jodhpur like many other districts of Rajasthan. Jodhpur, which is known as the Blue City and the Sun City, has many notable tourist places of interest like Umaid Bhawan Palace. There are many historical monuments, museums and forts in Jodhpur that attract many tourists from all over the world. Know more
Some of the major companies in different industries in Jodhpur are the fllowing.
- Ankur Minerals Pvt Ltd
- Basanth handicrafts
- M V Spices
- Mehar Arts
- Satyam Enterprises
- Shree Ram Gum & Chemicals
- Shree Vinayak Pvt Ltd
- Srikant Minerals Pvt.Ltd
- Vinayak Crafts
- Sigma Minerals
- Wooden Furniture Net