The administrative centre of Anand
district in Gujarat, the Anand
city is governed by a municipality. It is part of the region known as Charotar, which comprises Anand
districts. The city is also known as the Milk Capital of India, as it became famous for Amul dairy and its white revolution.
Situated between Ahmedabad
on the Western Railways route, Anand
lies 101 kilometres from the state capital Gandhinagar
. The Anand
-Vallabh Vidya Nagar
road belt has witnessed rapid economic growth in recent times. Be it farming or large-scale industries, Anand
boasts a vibrant economy. On its outskirts is the Vitthal Udhyog Nagar, a huge industrial belt with several famous industries.
The city hosts the head office of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, which runs the Amul brand of dairy products. The reputed business school IRMA, and the Anand
Agricultural University are also located here. Another well-known educational suburb is Vallabh Vidyanagar, which houses around 10,000 students from all over India. The National express highway connecting Ahmedabad
passes through the city. Anand
railway station has five platforms 1 to 4 on the main line and 5 on the branch line to Godhra. A new platform is being constructed on the branch to Ahmedabad
from the Godhra line, forming a triangle.
There has been a significant rise in demand for property in the city, thanks to its seamless transport facility and smooth connectivity. Both villas and residential apartments are finding enough buyers in the real estate market of this city. Due to large-scale infrastructural developments and fast-paced progress here, the citys property market has witnessed an appreciation in capital values. There has also been a number of new initiatives announced by the government to boost the manufacturing and economic sectors of Gujarat; Anand
will reap significant benefits from these.
There are a host of prominent educational institutions and hospitals in the city.