The local community is known in India and around the world for its business acumen. The textile and pharmaceutical industries has a strong base here. Ahmedabad has been nicknamed the “Manchester of the East” and it enjoys booming cotton, silk and local embroidery business. The first textile industry was established in 1861 by a businessman named Chotalal.
By 1934 there were around 74 textile mills in the city. But due to depression the textile industry collapsed and has revived today but not attained its former glory. Closely related with the textile industry is the birth of Stock Exchange in Ahmedabad where shares were issued by Sheth Ranchhodlal, to establish his company. The Ahmedabad Share and Stock Broker Association were established in 1894 and the main selling and buying was done in Manechowk area.
Healthcare Infrastructure in Ahmedabad
The city of Ahmedabad has one of the best healthcare infrastructures in the country. This has lead to people from all over the world to visit this city as an element of medical tourism. The hospitals in Ahmedabad mainly the New Civil Hospital, VS Hospital are upgrading their healthcare facilities with latest medical technologies and people from all over the world are visiting this place for primary reasons like-
These patients enjoy economical cost effective medical treatment which is within the reach.
The medicine science and technology used are one of the best in the world.
The doctors in these reputed hospitals offer great care and have great medical abilities which help to develop a great relationship of trust between the patients and them.
The medical services offered are trustworthy and take great care of their patients.
Pharmaceutical Industry in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad has a strong presence of pharmaceutical
business and it’s supporting industries. Gujarat contributes to 42% in
India’s pharmaceutical industry and 22% thru imports. The company of
Cadila Laboratories was developed around1951. The popular Torrents
Pharmaceutical was established by Uttambhai Mehta in 1959.
industry plays another important element in Ahmadabad’s business sector.
Ahmedabad is responsible for 90% of Gujarat’s total detergent
production and Nirma Industries is the market leader in this segment.
Nirma Industries can be stated to the largest detergent company and the
second largest soap company of the country. Karasanbhai Patel is its
founder and is known worldwide as “Soap King”.
industry house’s in the city is the Adnani Group of Industries and this
company was established in 1988 by Gautam Adani. Within a short period
of time, the company has grown into a massive 3000+ crore company and
also enjoys its own private port which is called “Gujarat Adani Port”.
In 1983 the SAL industries were started by Rajendra Shah and over the
years in became a prominent steel company in India. Rasna is the other
popular business house in Ahmedabad. This business house is famous as a
soft drink provider and its growth is studied in many management
Healthcare Facilities in Ahmedabad
The city provides great medical facility for its common man. The AMC is responsible for the management of three main hospitals, one specialized TB, one eye hospital, one hospital for the treatment of infectious disease and extended supports to twenty two dispensaries and five other referred hospitals in the city. The AMC also supports 3 public dental specialized clinics and ten maternity homes.
It also offers to two large public hospitals and two specialty hospitals in the city too. There are over 1700 hospital beds in AMC’s municipal hospital and other hospitals provide around five hundred more hospitals. On an annual basis these hospitals perform more than fifty thousand surgeries and over 3 million patients visit them and get healed in return.
There are over 1300 private nursing homes in Ahmedabad. But the common man heavily depends upon these public hospitals and dispensaries for their medical health problems. The charges in these public medical hospitals are either free or very nominal in nature.
The Areas of Recreation in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad has its share of open spaces and the
basic categories are Recreation areas, Open area, Garden area, Green
Belts and Playground area developed by the AMC and opened for the
public. The western locality of Ahmedabad enjoys most of its open space
and south and central areas of the city has major gardens which are
built for the public by the AMC.
Ahmedabad has around 100 parks and
these are maintained by corporate organizations like AMUL, Mother Dairy
and also AMC to a large extent. These spaces around this area are also
used by companies as an important tool of outdoor advertising.
its adjoining areas AUDA is planning additional more 50 parks spread
over 27 hectares. Other types of recreation are shopping malls, movie
theaters which are sprinkled over the Ahmedabad city in large
percentage. The residents can also enjoy great meals in restaurants like
“Mirch Masala”, Patang restaurant and they love the ice creams prepared
Street food is also very popular in Ahmedabad especially in
“Khau Galli” in Law Garden and Khan Pan Bazar in Manechawk where people
love eating chats and pav bhaji there. S G Road situated in the western
part of the city boasts of having around 100 restaurants which offers
great flavors of world cuisine to the residents of Ahmedabad and its
tourist population. Gujarat has great collection traditional sweets and
you can enjoy the Gujarati Thali’s to get a taste of the local flavor.
Ahmedabad being the second planned city of India enjoys smooth operations which helps its resident to enjoy great city life.