Industries in DholpurPrior to its separation as a district from Bharatpur, Dholpur was known as an industrially backward city. It did not possess many major industries or abundant resources for industrial development. Since, its formation as separate district, though, it has shown some signs of promising development in this sphere.
The district has excellent infrastructure backed by planned growth from local administration. The rich mineral deposits in Dholpur have also propelled growth of local industries in the district. It has fertile soil and varied topography that has given rise to many agro based industries here. With all these natural resources and infrastructural facilities, Dholpur is contemplating better progress in industrial sector.
Major Small Scale Industries in DholpurAgri Based Industries - There are 291 agro based industries in Dholpur district offering employment to more than 1800 workers.
Forest Based Industries - Due to dense network of forests, the district has about 338 units in this sector with work force of more than 950 employees.
Mineral Based Industries - The abundance of minerals in Dholpur has given boost to these industries totaling around 527 units having work force of 2998 employees.
Textiles and Handlooms - With work force of more than 680 employees, Dholpur has about 200 textile/handloom units.
Engineering Based Industries - In the recent years, engineering based industries have also increased in this district with around 280 units having work force of more than 2000 employees.
Animal and Livestock Based Industries - The district of Dholpur also has such industries totaling around 180 with employees strength of more than 650.
Apart from these, there are more than 450 other units in Dholpur under small scale or micro industries. The district has many cottage industries as well engaged in leather products, handloom embroidery, pottery, and black smithy. There are around 1500 units under cottage industries with investment of approx. Rs. 317 lacs and work force of more than 3500 artisans and workers.
Major Large Scale Industries in DholpurThese industries also include the main public sector units in Dholpur. Currently, the district has three such industries. They are:
M/s. Rajasthan Explosive & Chemicals Ltd., Dholpur (RECL)This huge industry is engaged in production of materials for explosives, detonating fuse, boosters, and detonators for industries in mining sector. It provides employment to more than 400 people. RECL has production capacity of approx. 27, 500 metric tonnes per year.
M/s Bhole Baba milk Food Industries Ltd., DholpurThis company is engaged in manufacturing of dairy products. Desi Ghee, butter, and skimmed milk powder are their primary products. This ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP certified company exports these products to countries like Singapore, Philippines, Egypt, Middle East, Bangladesh, etc. It is providing employment to more than 200 people in its Dholpur plant.
Dholpur Combined Cycle Power StationLocated at a distance of 7 km from district head quarters in Dholpur, this is a gas based thermal power station. This plant is owned and operated by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. It has installed capacity of 330 MW distributed in three units that include two gas turbines viz, GT110, GT110, and one steam turbine, ST110. Each of these turbines has installed capacity of 110 MW. The plant has been commissioned with a view to avoid water and environment pollution. As such, it has 70 meter high stack that emanates waste fuel gases in the higher levels of atmosphere.
Interesting Facts about this Plant:
- It covers area of 143 Bighas
- It requires 20 cusecs of water from Chambal River
- ONGC is the fuel supplier and GAIL is the fuel transporter for this plant
- It has Aux. power consumption of about 2.73%
- BGR Energy Systems is the EPC contractor for this plant.
Other Major Public Sector and Large Scale Units in Dholpur
Dholpur Glass Works:This unit was established in the year 1944 as proprietary firm. It was made a public limited company in 1945 and in 1956; it commenced production of hospital and laboratory glass wares. It has provided employment to about 900 workers in this unit. This factory uses raw materials like borax, soda ash, dolomite, selenium, feldspar, and black powder. Its other primary product is penicillin vials.
Major Medium Scale Industries in Dholpur
- M/s. Paliwal Industries, Growth Center, Dholpur
- M/s. Pee Cee Soaps Pvt. Ltd. Mania (Doctor Brand of soap)
Industrial Clusters in DholpurCurrently, Dholpur has only one industrial cluster in manufacturing sector:
Stone Carving & Stone Cutting Cluster in Bari, Dholpur
The principal products of this cluster are red sand stone carvings and dimensional stones. It comprises of 75 units having work force of 4000 direct and 2000 indirect employees. This cluster has annual turnover of Rs. 400 crores and exports amount to Rs. 100 crores approx.
Industrial Areas in DholpurThe industries in district are distributed over seven industrial areas located in different parts of Dholpur. These areas include:
- Old Industrial Area, RIICO in Dholpur
- Industrial Estate, RIICO in Dholpur
- New Industrial Area, RIICO in Dholpur
- Growth Center, Agra Road
- Growth Center, Ondela Road
- RIICO Industrial Area in Bari
- Vishnoda Stone Park in Dholpur
Interesting Facts about Industries in Dholpur
- There are about 2336 registered industrial units in the district.
- Number of employees in small scale industries is more than 15200.
- Number of Employees in large scale units is around 615.
- Turnover of small scale industries is approx. Rs. 13200 lacs.
- Turnover of Large scale industries is approx. Rs. 7100 lacs.
State Assistance to Industries in DholpurThere are many agencies at local and state level to support the industries in Dholpur. Agencies run by local administration are:
District Industrial Center (DIC): For provisional and permanent registration certificate along with implementation of PMEGP scheme.
Phone No.: 05642- 220866
Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO): For allotment of industrial land and sheds in Dholpur.
Phone No.: 05642-240809
Nationalized Banks and Rajasthan Financial Corporation, Dholpur: For financial assistance to the industries.
Phone no.: 05642-220892
Jaipur Vidhut Vitran Nigam, Dholpur: For providing electricity to the industrial units.
Phone No.: 05642-220850