(i) Agro Resources
Paddy (2,60,000 MT), Ragi (1,00,000 MT), Groundnut (2,85,000 MT) and Sugar Cane ( 20,70,000 MT
Chittoor district is one of the few major mango growing districts in the entire state. Cashew nut is also grown in mainly Satyavedu, Puttur and Srikalahasdti Mandals Mango is grown on 53,401 acres producing around 2.14 lakh tonnes per year. Cashew nut is grown on 673 acres producing around 161.5 tonnes per year.
Production of major crops – Mango (3,58,617 MT), Cashew nut (161.5 MT), Tomato (4,00,000 MT ), Papaya ( 6,000 MT ), Tamarind (15,000 MT)
(iii) Mineral Resources
Low-grade steatite, soap stone, Grate and also road metal and building stones, Granite in different colors of Black, Pink and Grey.
(iv) Dairy resources
The District is having about 3,00,000 milch animals yielding about 18 Lakh Liters of Milk per day.
Scope for Resource based Industries:
Chittoor district is basically n agricultural district with added potentialities and having good agriculture, Horticultural, Dairy and mineral resources as discussed below
Mango is the major horticultural crop of Chttoor District with an average of 119539 Acres crop and producing 358617 M.Tonnes per Annum. There are 48 Fruit processing Industries in Small & Medium scale sector manufacturing fruit pulp with a total capacity of 10000M.Tonnes per annum. There is scope for more units with asceptic packing which is export oriented.
The mango processing units produce large amount of mango peels and mango kernels, which largely remained unutilized. There exists potential in setting up units for extraction of oil from mango kernel, which can be used in varnishes, soaps etc. Similarly mango peels can be dried and converted into protein additive for cattle fee. This is an innovative process not in use in the district, hence the appropriate technology for the same needs to be developed.
Tomato is grown in abundance in the district with an average of 35,000 acres producing 3 to 4 lakh M.Tonnes Per Annum. At present, about 6000 M.Tonnes is being processed in the existing Fruit Processing industries, Apart from this there is scope for Tomato processing units for making Tomato Sauce, Ketchup etc.
Papaya is grown with an average of 300 to 400 Acres and producing 5000 M.Tonnes to 6000M.Tonnes. Existing fruit processing units are processing papaya partly making papaya pulp.
Tamarind is available in plenty with an average of 12000 acres and producing 15000 M.Tonnes. There are 6 Cold Storage units for storing tamarind and two more units are under pipeline. There is good scope for Tamarind processing units for making exportable concentrates, juices and Starch units from seed.
There are about 3, 00,000 milch animals in the district yielding about 15, 00,000 to 18, 00,000 Lts. of milk per day. Out of this 8 to 10 lakh liters is processed in all the 12 milk processing units and the processed milk are marketed in Chennai and Bangalore. There is scope for further processing of milk and making milk products such as Ghee, Butter, Kova etc., in Chittoor district with the advantage of proximity to Chennai and Bangalore.
Minerals available in Chittoor distridct are row-grade steatite, soap stone, Grate and also road metal and building stones, Granite in different colors of Black,Pink and Grey are available in the district. There are about 150 such units existing in the district and there is scope for more units.
There are about 2300 power loom units established in and around Nagari area in Chittoor district. 13,000 power looms are working providing an employment of 40,000 people. 13 Spinning Mills with 3.50 lakh spindles capacity producing cotton yarn. There is very good scope for development of Hosiery and Knitted Wear and Ready made Garment Industrties.
Government has identified Tirupati as potential IT-Hub as tier –II city with a strategy to develop the ITR-Park. An extent of 147 acres near Renigunta is under acquisition for It-Part s a part of providing infrastructure to I. based industries.
APIIC has developed 1432 plots and 96 sheds for setting up of industries. So far 1002 plots and 91 sheds occupied by Industrialists in the Estates. The details of Infrastructure are as follows:
A) Food Processing park at Kuppam
B) Textile Park at Nagiri
C) Leather Parks
- Mega park at Gangadhara Nellore
|b. Gangadhara Nellore|
|iii. Mini park at|
|b. Gangadhara Nellore|
E) Apparel park
The total length of all types of roads in Chittoor district is 11443 KMs. The Chennai – Bangalore Highway passes through the district for a distance of 84 KMs. The district and Mandal Head Quarters are well connected by roads with the adjoining districts and states.
The district is having Railway with total length of 360 KMs connecting to all important cities in the Country. It is also connected by Air having Aerodrome at Renigunta, where from flights passes through from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Chennai and Bangalore
There is rainfall of 574 mm from May` 05 to November `05 in the district which is 196 mm more than the normal rainfall. Consequently the Ground Water table has increased by an average of 10.09 mtrs as in Novemer`05 when compared with that of May `05. The ground water table varies from 0.54 in sam of the eastern mandals to 36.19 m in some of the eastern mandals s on November `05, assuring good ground water potential for industrial purpose.
Major Industrial activities of the district covers Fruit Processing Industries, Sugar Factories, Confectionery Units, Granite Cutting and Polishing units, Chemical industries, Electrical and Electronic industries, Engineering and Metallurgical industries and Textile industries.
LARGE AND MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES:
The District has 102 Large and Medium Industries in Lead Acid Batteries, Ghee Milk Powder, Milk Chilling, Confectionary, Sugar, Ceramic, Cotton Yarn, Bio Mass with in investment of Rs.940 Crores. Major Industries in the District are Ammaraja Batteries Ltd, Aswani Bio-Pharma, Heritage Foods ( India ) Ltd, Kalahasti Castings, Lanco Kalahasti Castings, Sagar Sugar Alied Products, Shree Vani Sugars, Stiles India Ltd, Om Shakthi Renergies Ltd.
The Chittoor district is rich in Granite Mineral, 115 Granite Cutting and Polishing units are in existence and 13 units are under pipeline. Expecting more number of units in future.
FRUIT CANNING INDUSTRIES:
The Chittoor district has occupied prominent place in the State in setting up of Fruit Canning Industries. The district has 39 Small Scale Fruit Canning units and 3 Large and Medium Scale Industries.
There are about 41 Match Industries are existing in Chittoor providing direct employment to 828 persons and indirect employment to 4550 persons.
There are about 2300 power loom units established in and around Nagari area in Chittoor district. 30,000 Power looms are working. 40000 people are employed in this industry. To give boost to this industry 2.50 lakhs spindles capacity emerged for producing Cotton yarn. 10 dyeing & bleaching industries; 200 Warping units are
parellely existing. Government has sanctioned 5 crores infrastructure package and establishments separate industrial Estate for the workers at Keelapattu near Nagiri.
SECTOR – WISE LARGE & MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES:
The Distract is having 16562 Small Scale / Tiny industries with an investment of Rs.304.98 crores and providing employment to 75151 persons
LARGE & MEDIUM UNDER IMPLEMENTATION:
There are 9 units which are under implementation with an investment of
Rs.136 crores and providing employment to 759 persons
1. Agro Based Industries:
a). Oil mills
b). Mini rice mills c). Mango pulp
d). Desiccated coconut powder e). Fuel briquettes
a) Cotton Spinning Mill
b). Screen printing on sarees c). Modern Textile weaving
- Horticulture based Industries:
a) De hydration of Vegetables and Fruit Processing.
b) Cold storage.
- Mineral based industries:
a).Granite Cutting and Polishing