Business and Economy of Vellore

Vellore is replete with professional medical and technological colleges and has immense manpower for small scale industries burgeoning everyday in this small municipal town. Leather industry provides major employment and are located in and around Vellore. Many people are occupied in various services including agriculture, transport and manufacturing industries. The literacy rate is quite high and women too venture out for seeking jobs and fending for themselves and their families.

The city is well connected via rail and road and there has bee steady economic growth in this region in the past few years. Industrial activity has got a boost due to the Golden Quadrilateral road too. Vellore is well known for its tanneries and leather industry. Do you know that Vellore is the leading exporter of finished leather goods (shoes, garments, gloves etc.)

Ambur Tannery Effluent Treatment Company

The business in Vellore flourishes in areas in and around Town Hall road, Arni, Katpadi road, Officer's Line, Long Bazaar, Gandhi road etc.

Medical Tourism Industry in Vellore

Many other hospitals such as Apollo KH Hospital (in Melvisharam), Sri Narayani Medical Research Center (in Sripuram) and Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital:VMCH (in Adukamparai) are elegantly carrying the flag of medical tourism in Vellore.

Small-scale Industry in Vellore

The rural folk is preoccupied with weaving, rolling beedi and matchstick, making toys of clay and other handicraft items. Vellore has various small-scale and handicraft industries which accounts for an important part of the economy of Vellore.

Most of the youth in and around Vellore join military too. A village named Kammavanpet in Vellore district is known as 'the military village' for this reason! Self Help Groups (SHG) of women have made them self reliant. They have learnt skills and contribute in the economy in their own small way. The explosives manufacturing facility in Vellore at Katpadi. Yes! Tamil Nadu Explosives Limited (TEL), is the biggest explosives factory in whole of Asia.

Today, there are myriad of industries in Vellore which include known names such as BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited), chemical plants in Ranipet-SIPCOT economic zone, sanitary ware manufacturer  EID Parry, Tirumalai Chemicals and Greaves, Boiler Auxiliaries facility of BHEL (in Ranipet) etc. Sholingur's foundry division  of Brake's India  and Greaves Cotton are good employers of this area.

Automobile related manufacturers Mitsubishi, TVS–Brakes India, MRF etc. have also found base in Vellore city. Kramski Stamping and Molding India Pvt. Ltd. in Erayankadu near Vellore and the upcoming project of Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. - MICs (Microsoft Innovation Centers) in Vellore, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madhurai and Salem will keep aloft the economy graph of this region.

37% of the leather goods exported by India have been supplied from Vellore! There are more of small scale industries in this region. Financial capital and subsidies from the government and infrastructural support have gone a long way to support industrialization in the district.

Proximity to Bengaluru and Chennai has also led to Information Technology taking roots here too in terms of educational institutions, e-governance and in government offices for more streamlined functioning. It is no surprise then that Vellore city has Vellore Association of Information Technology (VAIT) in order to encourage after-sales support, conducting exhibitions and seminars. It organizes  the annual 'The Great Vellore Bazaar' fair in October to showcase modern technological development in various fields.

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