Jodhpur - The Bright Road Ahead!

Jun 20, 2014

Jodhpur – The city of mosaic colors, people, traditions and many more. On one hand it is famous for its magnificent palaces, forts and temples and on other hand it is a place where one finds surreal silence and warmth set in the landscape of great Thar Desert. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

It is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan with a population of over 14 lakhs as per the latest census. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar.

Famous for its rich history, culture, royal marriages, recently it has again come into limelight in National and International arena as it topped the Lonely Planet's list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.

Other than that, Jodhpur itself has set out new standards of being a metropolitan city with its increasing educational institutes of national and international repute and flourishing businesses like handicraft, guar etc. It has become the most sought after city in the Western Rajasthan specifically after the discovery of Oil and Gas in the region. All these developments in past few years have made Jodhpur a development hub where many policies and schemes have been directed towards its further development and expansion.

Feathers in our Cap:

Existing Educational Institutes:

  • 16 Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) In India..................................................One Is In Jodhpur
  • 17 National Law Universities (NLU) In India......................................................One Is In Jodhpur
  • 7 All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) Hospitals In India....................One Is In Jodhpur
  • 9 Footwear Design & Development Institutes (FDDI) In India............................One Is In Jodhpur
  • 14 National Institute Of Fashion Designing (NIFT) In India……………........….One Is In Jodhpur
  • Few Ayurveda Universities In India....................................................................One Is In Jodhpur
  • Agriculture University, Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT Jodhpur), MBM Engneering College, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur are the major Educational Institutes in Jodhpur.

Proposed Educational Institutes:

  • Petroleum University

Major Industries:

  • Handicraft
  • Guar Gum Export
  • Agriculture Trading and Export
  • Spices - Spice park with an investment of INR 27 cr. for processing of seed spices such as cumin, coriander and fennel has been setup in Jodhpur suburbs.

Expected Industrial Development:

  • Pachpadra  Refinery:  One of India's biggest refinery-cum-petrochemical complex has been proposed at Pachpadra town (70kms from jodhpur via pal road) by a partnership between Government of Rajasthan and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation which would involve INR 37,229 crore of investment – the largest investment to be made in the history of Rajasthan. The Refinery development process will be on grand scale and would generate highest employment opportunities that Rajasthan would ever witness. It will be a boon for Rajasthan state specifically benefitting our Children in getting a prestigious job in their very own state and our entrepreneurs by enabling creation of hundreds of vertical business alliances and products.
  • Proposed Corporate Park will be located at Bhandu (25 kms from Jodhpur via pal road)
  • Metro rail lines have been also proposed connecting Jodhpur City to major land marks. Commutation will get swift, similar to cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc.
  • Proposed Mega leather cluster, one out of seven in india, at an investment of INR 125 cr.
  • Proposed Handicraft cluster dedicated for high-quality manufacturing at an investment of INR 70 cr.
  • Proposed Guar gum testing facility at an investment INR 4 cr.

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