Can the Green and Orange districts become the new industrial and manufacturing hubs?

Last week Laqshya Media Group came out with a report on how the Green and Orange districts in India has an opportunity by which the Indian Economy can make a comeback. As promised we have come up with a second edition where we talk about industrial and manufacturing hubs in these districts which can contribute to the country’s GDP, in sync with The Prime Minister’s vision for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’.

23 districts changed zones since Laqshya media group’s last report. Of these 23, Angul in Odisha transitioned from Green to Red, while 22 districts went from Green to Orange. In this report we examined the organized industries functional in the orange and green districts across the country.

The population of the orange and green districts added up to nearly 70% of India’s total population and accounted for nearly 65% of the country’s GDP.

There are 29 major manufacturing hubs in 22 Green districts, out of a total 68 industrial districts, in 14 states. The hubs include Raigarh, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Digboi and Kochi and the industries range from Cement, Chemicals and Petrochemicals to Fertiliser, Iron & Steel and Mining.

There are 82 major manufacturing hubs in 58 Orange districts, out of a total 84 industrial districts, in 18 states. Major centres Includes Thiruvananthapuram, Hosur, Rajkot, Rudrapur, Aurangabad, Unnao, Belgavi, Kharagpur, Jamnagar, Bharuch and covers the gamut of manufacturing across sectors like Aerospace, Biotechnology, Textile, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Defence, Fertilizer, Mining, Steel.

Another positive news is that all manufacturing hubs in 20 major states like, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, etc., are either in the green or in the orange districts. But Maharashtra remains the worst hit state with only 4 out of 16 industrial hubs in the Orange zone.

111 industrial hubs in orange and green districts produce a variety of products like, Chemicals, Engineering Goods, Metals and Mining industry, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles.

Even as Coronavirus cases in India continue to surge, with a total tally of over 1.18 lakh cases and a death toll of 3,580, we at Laqshya media group always try to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Our objective of publishing this report is to study the industries in the Green and Orange districts to understand the source and scope of recovery in the economy. We will come up with more updates in this regard in our next report.


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