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Districts of South Gujarat
Bulsar, Valsad, Valhad
Bulsar, Valsad, Valhad
Location of Bulsar, Valsad, Valhad
in Gujarat and India
Coordinates 20°36′36″N 72°55′33″E / 20.61005°N 72.925873°E / 20.61005; 72.925873
Country  India
State Gujarat
District(s) Valsad
Sex ratio 920 Females per 1000 Males /
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Valsad is a district in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. It is bound by Navsari district to the north, Dang district to the east and the State of Maharashtra to the south. The Arabian Sea lies west of the district.[1] The district's largest city and administrative capital is Valsad.

The district covers 5,244 square kilometres and is divided into five talukas: Valsad, Pardi, Umargam, Kaparada and Dharampur. According to the 2001 India census,"Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.   the total population of the district was 1,410,553, with 27.02% of its residents living in urban areas. [1] Valsad is well known for its production of mangoes, sapodilla, and teak, and for its chemical industry based on Atul.

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History

Looking to the history of the district, valsad is the first place where Parsis entered at the Sanjan Port first time in India and marched from hear to different places of India.[2]There is a mount Parnera which is a fort of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.[3]

General information

Valsad has a population count of about 68,679 according to latest census. Valsad district contains areas such as Vapi (the Chemical Hub of Gujarat), Umbergaon and Sarigam (the Industrial Estates). It is also contiguos with the Union Territories of Daman and Silvassa (tourism landmarks of Gujarat). This city's longitude and latitude are 72.98 and 20.54 respectively.

Average rainfall – 2000 mm
Seismic Zone – Zone III
Major rivers – Damanganga, Paar, Auranga, Kolak, Taan and Maan
Talukas – 5 (Valsad, Pardi, Umbergaon, Dharampur, Kaprada)
Major cities – Valsad, Vapi, Dharampur, Umbergaon, Bhilad

Tithal Beach is very importance tourist attraction of Valsad. [4]

Railways

Valsad Station was established in 1925. City has a Control Tower for better railway operation. The basic training center for the Western Railway cadets of RPF (Railway Protection Force) is in Valsad. Valsad has one of the biggest Railway yards and full repair loco shed for electric locomotive in Western Railway along with the basic repair workshop for wagons and coaches. Many trains originate from Valsad to Mumbai or Ahemdabad and Vadodara.

Agriculture

Total production of food crops in Valsad in 2006-07 was 3.6 lakhs MT.
Major horticulture crops being produced in the district are mango, cucurbits, chikoo, banana and sugarcane. In 2006-07, Valsad had the highest production of mango in the State, accounting for 2,03,112 MT. The district was the 2nd highest producer of Cucurbits with a production of 47,960 MT during 2006-07.

Economy and Industry Profile

Valsad is an industrial base for sectors such as chemicals, textiles, and paper & pulp industries. Since the 1980s, textile and chemicals have been the major sectors of investments and employment in the district. Valsad is emerging as a horticulture hub of the State, witnessing significant production in food grains and crops.

With over 300 medium and large scale industries, Vapi is a major industrial center in Valsad. One of the Asia’s largest Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is present in Vapi, owned by Vapi Waste & Effluent Management Company and promoted by Vapi Industrial Association. Over 10,716 units of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), involved in different sectors, such as chemicals, textiles, engineering, and paper industry etc., are present in the district. Several private conglomerates are present in Valsad, including Wyeth, Welspun Polyesters India Ltd., Aarti Industries, Atul Limited, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. (GHCL), Raymond, Sun Pharmaceuticals, United Phosphorus, Pidilite,Polyols & Polymers and Vadilal.

Major industries

Chemical products such as, diamino sulphone, acetic acids and esters, different types of dyes etc. Valsad Atul Limited Pharmaceutical products Valsad Wyeth Lederle Ltd. Cotton yarns, madeups of cotton terry towel and fabrics Pardi Welspun Polyesters India Ltd. Semi processed & Instant foods, Tomato ketchup, canned and frozen foods Dharampur Vadilal Industries Ltd. Electronic equipments for environmental and air pollution control, Phosphorus Peentasulphide, Benzoate etc. Pardi United Phosphorus Ltd. Pharmaceutical products Pardi Sun Pharmaceuticals Iron pipes, seamless pipes and stainless steels etc. Umbergaon Sarigam Steel Ltd. Uncoated craft paper, newsprint and poster paper etc. Pardi Ruby Mascot Ltd. synthetic resins, adhesives, colour pigments and lubricating chemicals etc. Pardi Pidilite Industries ltd. Chemical products such as, chloroaniline, calcium phosphate, sulphuric acid, single super phosphate etc. Pardi Aarti Industries Ltd. Weaving and processing of artificial and synthetic textile fibres etc. Pardi Raymond Ltd. Printing inks, synthetic resins, prepared glues and adhesives etc. Pardi Hindustan Inks Ltd. Madeups of curtains and bed covers etc. Pardi GHCL Ltd.[1]

Small scale industries (SSI)

In 5 talukas of the district, there are 10,716 units generating 58,641 jobs, with investments to the tune of INR 84,912 lakh (USD 207 million).

Dye stuff & opticals, cotton textiles, chemicals and lathes & machine tools are the major small scale industry sectors present in Valsad district. Pardi taluka houses maximum number of SSI units with a healthy investment of over INR 39,340 lakhs (USD 100 million), providing jobs to 25,776 people.

Education

The Government Polytechnic, established in 1965 is one of the prominent institutions in Valsad. [5]
The district also has a Government Engineering College since 2004. Recently from last few years Computer Application stream had also been started successfully.[6]

There are other colleges offering various courses in Science, Commerce and Arts.[7] A new law college will be opened soon. [8]

Prominent people from Valsad district

See also

References

Further reading

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Districts of South Gujarat

Valsad is a district in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. It is bounded by Navsari district to the north, Dang district to the east and the State of Maharashtra to the south. The Arabian Sea lies west of the district.

The district's largest city and administrative capital is Valsad.

The district covers 5,244 square kilometres and is divided into five talukas: Valsad, Pardi, Umargam, Kaparada and Dharampur. As of the 2001 India census,GRIndia the total population of the district was 1,410,553, with 27.02% of its residents living in urban areas.

Valsad is well known for its production of mangoes, sapodilla, and teak, and for its chemical industry based on Atul.

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