Location And Connectivity of SanandSanand is a city in Gujarat that is very well linked with the other cities and with the other states of India. It is part of the Viramgam Special Investment Region located in Gujarat and is seventy kilometers away from the international airport. The state highway 17 links Sanand to Kutch and Ahmedabad which also joins the National Highway 8 linking Sanand to various cultural, economic and industrial regions of the country. The Mundra port which is fully operational and fastest growing sea port in Southeast Asia is also well connected to Sanand. There is a railway network in Sanand that also connects the place to the other major industrial sectors that are located in Ahmedabad and Gujarat.
Investment Incentives by Sanand
- Indirect tax incentives
- No inclusion in dividend distribution tax
- Zero excise duty
- Zero customs duty
- Freedom from the payment of service tax
- Exclusion from the payment of central sales tax
The capacity of the Sanand plant owned by Tata Motors is manufacturing twenty five thousand cars every year which can also expand upto 350, 000 cars every year. The provision for further expansions to be brought about in capacity is also incorporated within the location. The plant was built in the record time of fourteen months that started in November 2008. The Tata Motors plant is spread over an area of 725 acres and possesses some integrated facilities like Vendor Park that is spread over 375 acres which is generally considered for the housing of the manufacturers of Tata Nano.
The Sanand plant that is located in Gujarat uses world class production process for the manufacture of the passenger vehicles and has state-of-art equipment in its complete possession. The equipments at Sanand plant include sophisticated robotics, motors that are energy–efficient, production lines that have great speed, modern systems to monitor and measure the carbon levels and drives of variable frequency. Other added facilities are tree plantations; water sourcing that is done through the recharging of ground water and water harvesting and at the same time the use of solar energy for the purpose of illumination. All these facilities together add towards making the Sanand plant sustainable.
In its starting phase the plant employed about 2400 people and it manufactured its first nanos in June 2010 from the Northcote cattle farm. The cost of manufacturing the first batch of Tata Nanos was about twenty milliard Indian Rupees. The plant is said to generate a lot of job opportunities for the people of Sanand due to the set up of the main plant, the railway transportation and vendor facilities that are said to generate thousands of direct and indirect opportunities of jobs for the people of Sanand. The Sanand plant uses the land owned by the Agricultural University of Gujarat which is owned by the Gujarat Government.
Developmental Activities in Sanand
Upcoming Ford Plant in Sanand
The Gujarat Government is chucking out various other new schemes that aim towards further development and growth of the Sanand area by way of improvising the living standards of the people.