Economy

The city is the trade center for an area in which cotton, millet, wheat, coriander and oilseeds are grown; industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairying, and the manufacture of metal handcrafts. Kota also has an extensive industry of stone-polishing of a stone called Kota Stone, used for the floor and walls of residential and business buildings.

Kota Doria and Saris

Main article: Kota Doria

 

Kota is known for the fine translucent muslins called Masuria Malmal. Originally, such saris were called Masuria because they were woven in Mysore. The weavers were subsequently brought to Kota by Rao Kishore Singh who was a general in the Mughal army. The weavers were brought to Kota in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and the saris came to be known as 'Kota-Masuria'. Kota saris are popularly known as 'Masuria' in Kota and Kotadoria outside the state. 'Doria' means thread.

 

Weaving in Kota was started by MaharanaBhimdeo in the 18th century. Maharaja Bhim Singh of Kota brought some weavers from the Deccan in the early 18th Century and the craft blossomed under the royal patronage. The warp and weft use a combination of threads creating a fine chequered pattern (Khat) where the cotton portion provides firmness while the silk lends a gossamer finish to the fabric.

Kota Stone

Storage area of Kota Stone

Main article: Kota Stone

The fine-grained variety of limestone is known as Kota stone, with rich greenish-blue and brown colours. Kota stone are tough, nonwater-absorbent, non-slip, and non-porous. The varieties include Kota Blue Natural, Kota Blue Honed, Kota Blue Polished, Kota Blue Cobbles, Kota Brown Natural and Kota Brown Polished.

Power Plants

Kota is surrounded by four power stations within its 50 km radius.

1. Kota Super Thermal Power Plant - Thermal

2. Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (65 kilometres (40 mi) from Kota) - Nuclear

3. NTPC Anta Gas Power plant (50 kilometres from Kota) – Gas

4. JawaharSagar Power plant – Hydro

 

 

                                                                        

                                                 INDUSTRY

 

Reference Year :  2009-10

Sr.No.

Head

Unit

Particulars

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

707

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

12203

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM & LARGE UNIT

NO.

29

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF DAILY WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

NO.

45944

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

NO.

7279

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

NO.

19

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

21658

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES

IN LACS

443955

 

                        

 

 Reference Year :  2010-11

Sr.No.

Head

Unit

Particulars

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

705

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

12908

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM & LARGE UNIT

NO.

29

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF DAILY WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

NO.

49613

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

NO.

7279

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

NO.

19

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

23687.96

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES

IN LACS

443955.45

 

                        

 

  Reference Year :  2011-12

Sr.No.

Head

Unit

Particulars

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

706

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

13614

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM & LARGE UNIT

NO.

13

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF DAILY WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

NO.

59117

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

NO.

7279

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

NO.

19

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

25509.96

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES

IN LACS

443955.45

 

 

                        

 

 Reference Year :  2012-13

Sr.No.

Head

Unit

Particulars

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

706

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

13614

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM & LARGE UNIT

NO.

13

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF DAILY WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

NO.

59117

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

NO.

7279

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

NO.

19

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

25505.96

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES

IN LACS

443955.45

 

 

 

                      

 

Reference Year :  2013-14

Sr.No.

Head

Unit

Particulars

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

740

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

NO.

5837

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM & LARGE UNIT

NO.

36

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES

NO.

4564

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

NO.

8558

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

NO.

19

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

28450.22

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES

IN LACS

494954.00