Economy of BaranThe main economy of Baran in Rajasthan depends on agriculture, that is, it is agrarian based. Other areas which contribute to the economy of Baran include industries, tourism, infrastructure, banking, mining, telecommunication etc.
Industrial Development in BaranThere are a number of small scale industrial units in and around Baran. The deposits of zinc and copper, gypsum, lignite and mica have attracted industrial units that depend on these materials for production. There are a number of cotton and textile mills too.
Several private sector industrial units manufacturing ball bearings, sugar, rugs, steel, caustic soda, woolen goods, vegetable oil, dyes, ceramics, glass wares, leather and footwear, electronic, cement and chemical industries are also based near Baran. Mining sector is a very important revenue earner for this city, apart from agriculture.
Heavy industries consist of copper and zinc smelting, manufacture of railway rolling stock, steel, cement, ceramics and glass ware, electronic, leather and footwear, stone and other chemical industries.
- Do you know that Rajasthan state is famous for its textile industry and is the fourth largest producer of spun yarn in India. It contributes to 15% of cement production in India. It is
the third major salt producing state in India and accounts for one-tenth of salt production in the country.
- Rajasthan is the second largest mineral producing state in India. It actually comprises of around 90% of total mineral reserves of the country.
Agriculture in Baran
Main crops cultivated in Baran are barley,oil seeds, wheat, gram, ground nuts, bajra, pulses, jowar, maize, vegetables, fruits, and spices. There are two crop seasons. Crops sown during June-July and harvested in September-October and these include bajra, jowar, pulses, maize and ground nut.
Rabi crops for which sowing starts during October-November and harvesting takes place in March-April include pulses, wheat, barley, gram and oil seeds. Rape and mustard oil seeds, fruits (orange, guava, lemon, and mango), vegetables and spices are also grown. Wells and tanks are used for irrigation.
Tourism in Baran
This is a major revenue contributor for the city. 15% of entire economy of the state comes from tourism sector. The colourful city attracts a number of tourists every year during festivals and fairs or just for sightseeing and exploring the monuments. The government of Rajasthan has decreased luxury tax to boost tourism in this state. Baran has a well-developed tourism infrastructure that includes about hotels, heritage hotels and resorts.
- Do you know that 15% of economy of Rajasthan is based on tourism!
Telecommunications in BaranDue to efforts of the state government, Baran has an impressive network for telecommunication. Business establishments and homes are all equipped for uninterrupted telecommunication. Intercity ISD, STD facilities, telephone exchanges, fax (facsimile) and telex are well in place to the satisfaction of industries here.
Many private operators have made a foray into the telecom field. These include Aircel Digilink India Ltd. and Bharti Hexacom Ltd. etc.
Many jobs are generated here in manufacturing and IT industries. Baran is growing at a fast pace as far as its economy is concerned. The life and standard of living of people has improved over the years, thanks to a booming economy!