• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Chiplun is a small town on the Mumbai - Goa highway in India.

Extracts from this document...


MARKET INFORMATION Chiplun is a small town on the Mumbai - Goa highway in India. (NH 17). It is about 250 km south of Mumbai. It is situated at the foothills of Sahyadri Mountains in Ratnagiri district and known as Parashuram Bhumi. The city lies on the banks of the river Vashishti. To the east of the city lies the Western Ghats. To the west lies Guhagar Beach, about 50kms. Nearby town is Khed with 52 villages. In-all in Ratnagiri there are 500 villages. Transportation: The region is hilly and the city is situated in a valley. Since the city is situated in the valley and though it is on the National Highway 17 most of the villages in the interior parts of Chiplun do not have proper pucca roads. It is basically an industrial town. Small scale industries are also present. The industries are mostly pharmaceutical and chemical. There are a number of people from the villages who work in these industries and travel a large distance from their village to the industrial belt of MIDC. The main transportation means for the populous in Chiplun is the State Transport buses which has a very low frequency in the interior parts of the town and mostly operates three times a day and are mostly used for travelling for both shorter and longer distances like from one taluka to other. ...read more.


Among fruits grown are alphanso mangoes and jackfruit. Some parts of villages are also involved in horticulture. Fairs and Festivals: The most widely celebrated festival in Chiplun is Ganesh Chaturthi a 11-day Hindu festival to pay obeisance to the Elephant God, Ganesh. Also Diwali is celebrated with great pomp. These two festivals witness shopping spree among the villagers. Also shopping takes place on a large scale during the harvesting season of March to June. Apart from this there are also Jatras and Dindis which take place in the villages. Media and Communication: Radio is the most widely used media. Also a considerable amount of pople own television sets and apart from doordarshan cable connection is widely available in Chiplun. The main language spoken is Marathi although almost all the people can speak Hindi. Spoken English is a rarity in Chiplun although quite a few people can read the language. The various newspapers available in Chiplun are - dailies like Navkonkan, Ratnabhoomi, Ratnagiri Times, Sagar (Chiplun) and weeklies like - Smanta, Aarsa, Kisansad, Satyashodhak, Balvant, Eakta Sangram (Chiplun), Konkanraja (Dapoli). The city boasts of a sole theatre - Padma Theatre. Commercial: Since the city is on a major National Highway, there are adequate accommodations, including hotels, motels and lodges. There is also a five star hotel - Taj Riverview Lodge. ...read more.


* Storage and Warehousing; * Machinery, Machine Tools and Parts except Electrical Machinery; The district is rich in horticulture and horticulture-based industries have promising prospects. Specific industries having scope in the district are Fruit Canning, Fruit processing, Rice Mills, Starch, Cosmetics, Feed-Stock, Fisheries, Rubber Products, Coir, Basic Drugs, Confectionery, Paper and Paper Board, Sago, Processing of Spices, Paints and Varnishes, Decorticating of Cashew Seeds, Cashew Kernel Oil, Potato seeds, Fish Meal, Saw Mills, Craft Building, Nira, Arecanut Powder, Refractories, Glass Slag and Tourism. Development of Industrial units in MIDC Industrial Area in the district as on 31-3-93. No. of Areas: Major 4 Mini 5 Growth Centre 3 Industries Set up No 1016 Investment (Rs. mln) 2519.8 Employment 6190 Incentives Category of Incentive Talukas eligible Group C Ratnagiri Group D Chiplun, Dapoli, Guhagar. Group D+ Khed, Lanja, Mandangad, Rajapur, Sangameshwar. Fisheries Coastline Kms. 167 Kms. Production Tonnes 53,254 Tonnes Medical Facilities Hospitals 34 Primary Health Centres 67 Sub Centres 374 Dispensaries 69 Educational Facilities Primary Schools 2,539 Secondary Schools 212 Higher Secondary Schools 28 Colleges 5 Industrial Technical Instt. 7 Engineering Colleges NIL No. of Plots: Developed 1268 Alloted 1145 Available 123 **Includes provisionally registered SSIs. * Combined figure of Ratnagiri & Sindudurg. Source : i) Directorate of Economics & Statistics; ii) Economic Survey of Maharashtra 1993-94; iii) Growth Centres in Maharashtra-Industrial Opportunities and challenges, MEDC ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Tourism, Transport & Travel section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Tourism, Transport & Travel essays

  1. Proposal for 'Dinner in the sky' project

    attract corporate clients from other parts of UK, as the only direct competitor here is just in London > To expand and grow this business in UK > To raise brand's awareness Threats > Strong competitor - London operator in the UK > Possible difficulties in getting permissions for using

  2. Project Report on Tourism and Hotel Industry in India

    Effective tax in the South East Asian countries works out to only 4-5%.9 4.Only 58,000 hotel rooms are available in India today, which is less than the Bangkok hotel capacity.10 5. The services currently offered by the hotels in India are only limited value added services.

  1. Dissertation on medical tourism. Most of the publications on medical tourism are focused ...

    Ethical issue should always be taken into consideration before applying research. Researcher needs to be open about the aims of the researcher, the way the participants were selected, how long it will take to complete survey as well as what will happen to the results of the research (confidentiality and anonymity of the research)

  2. Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training

    Yet they need to address the various learning styles of the audience. It is widely accepted that working in the hospitality field requires interpersonal, analytical, social and managerial skills. How hospitality educators import these skills has been the topic for a great deal of discussion.

  1. Tourism Development in Heritage Cities.

    means of diffusion become the critical element of a tourist strategy (Laws et al., 1998, p. 2). This approach requires that resources are available to invest in new attractions, the capacity to plan ahead and to co-ordinate, the development of marketing skills.

  2. investigating the tourism industry

    Things like Innovative travel products, domestic tourism and the seaside resorts and holiday camps have all been developed since the 1950's and these have been developed because they are popular and countries can make money and people have the time to go to them.

  1. International Business Plan

    In order for a big business such as an amusement park to become successful, prosper and expand, it needs a country which will allow it to compete international and that country must not have too many big competitors already present.

  2. Lee Valley Athletic Park

    Levy funding brings financial certainly but also scrutiny from local government. (LVRPA undated) * Government pledge to use 2012 Olympics to increase participation of children and young people in sport at both grass roots and elite level. (DCMS 2008) ECONOMIC * Credit crunch - less disposable income.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work