Bikaner is a beautiful city within the Thar Desert that was founded by Rajput Rao Bika. After the completion of the Ganges Canal and the Indira Gandhi Canal, the agricultural and textile industry was allowed to flourish with crops such as wheat, cotton, etc. being the forerunners. Know the details about this city having beautiful places in this article.
The Bikaner real estate sector witnessed a massive growth last year due to the high number of property dealings that took place. Today, the real estate industry of Bikaner engages in various profitable ventures that include the construction of houses, rental apartments, hotels, and office complexes.
The real estate developers are constructing state-of-the-art commercial and residential infrastructure. Foreign investments have played a vital role in the real estate scenario, as investors of international origin have shown keen interest in the profitable real estate industry of Bikaner.
Bikaner is a spirited, dust-swirling city located in the northwest of Rajasthan. Today, Bikaner is the fifth-largest city in Rajasthan and the administrative headquarters of the Bikaner District and Bikaner division. The city is most popular for its sweets and snacks which can be found in markets all over India. It also has the highest production of milk per capita in India.
To the southwest of the city lies the atmospheric old city that houses the main railway station, Bikaner Junction, while the northern parts elude more of a modern feel with wider roads and streets. Imposing forts and richly sculpted palaces furnish the city with some of the finest creations of the Rajput civilization. Dotted by a myriad of dunes, this royal fortified city retains the medieval splendor that is very evident in the lifestyle of the residents, bestowing Bikaner with sheer effervescence.
While the entire district of Bikaner is devoid of exposed rocks, the Bikaner city has fuller and richer earth. The soil, locally known as Magra, contains many economically significant minerals like sandstone, gypsum, Multanimitti, white clay, lignite, grit, and yellow ochre. Bikaner’s carpet yarn manufacturing industry is at par with its competitors all over the world and has Asia’s biggest wool market.
The primary industries of Bikaner are extraction and refinery, grinding, PVC cables, bathroom fittings, carpet and shoddy yarn, cement, cattle feed, cotton (in bales) textiles, leather footwear, ceramic tiles, dairy products, gypsum, groundnut oil, cable wire wood, handicraft items, machine tools and parts, mosaic tiles, textiles and woolen products.
Regular district-level and Panchayat Samiti-level industrial awareness and promotion campaigns are being organized by DIC and other institutions to develop awareness among the first generation entrepreneurship.
While the pace of industrial development has remained slow, there is great potential for SMEs in areas like sanitary wares, gypsum grinding, plaster of Paris, lime kiln, yellow and red clay grinding, mosaic tiles, and sodium silicate.
The Integrated Infrastructural Development (IID) Scheme was launched in 1994 to develop infrastructural facilities like water, roads, raw materials, power distribution, drainage, and pollution control, banks, marketing and storage outlets, technological support services and common service facilities. The scheme covers urban as well as rural areas providing a 50 percent reservation for the latter. The other half of the reservation is for industrial plots pertained to micro-enterprises.
The Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) are also developing special industrial complexes to meet the requirements of specific industries. With a good network of roads and availability of economically advantageous minerals and provisional schemes for SMEs, the infrastructure of Bikaner seems to have a strategic growth pattern that will benefit the industrial sector in the coming years.