Ankleshwar chemical cluster (Gujarat)
India's largest chemical industry cluster is located in Ankleshwar, in Bharuch district of Gujarat in Gujarat. This cluster hosts over 700 MSMEs manufacturing various kinds of chemicals: about 67% of the units produce dyes and pigments; 27% produce pharma and pharma intermediates; and the remaining 6% produce pesticides and chlor-alkalis. The production capacity of the units ranges from 100 tonnes to 1000 tonnes per annum (tpa).
Dyes and pigments, pharma and pharma intermediates, pesticides and chlor-alkalis
Number of MSMEs
Natural gas, electricity and fire wood
Total energy consumption (toe)
Leading industry association(s)
- Ankleshwar Industries Association http://www.aiaindia.co.in/
- Panoli Industries Association http://www.piapanoli.com/
Energy efficiency initiatives
World Bank –GEF project: Financing energy efficiency at MSMEs http://sameeeksha.org/index.php?option=com_projects&task=level&title=&id=39
Replacement of Low Efficiency, Manually Controlled NG Burner by Energy Efficient Automatic Burner in Boiler http://sameeeksha.org/index.php?option=com_casestudy&task=level&title=&id=17
Source: Data for 2011-12, collected by TERI under the World Bank–GEF–SIDBI project 'Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs'