ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT REPORT
Gokul O. Parikh
Milan Associates Charitable Trust
District Rural Development Agency
Wage Employment and Self Employment
Annual Employment Report, 2006-2007
Physical Features :
Bhavnagar district is situated in the south-east corner of the peninsular region of Gujarat
known as ''Kathiawar of Saurashtra''. It lies between the parallels of latitude 200.59' and 220.16' and
the meridians of longitude 710.23' and 720.18' The length from north to south of this territory is
about 151.7 kms. and from east to west about 108.6 kms. It is bounded in the north by
Surendranagar and Ahmadabad districts and in the west by Rajkot and Amreli districts and in the
south by the east by the Gulf of Kambhat. The area covered by the district is 9,981 Sq. kms.
Areawise rank of this district is 6th among the districts of the state.
Bhavnagar district forms a part of Kathiawar Peninsula and is subdivided into four
submicro regions, namely, Bhavnagar Coastal Plain, Palitana-Savarkundal Upland, Songadh
Forested Plain and Keri, Kalubhar and Ghelo Plain on the basis of topography, climate, geology,
soils and natural vegetation.
The climate of this district is characterized by a hot summer and general dryness except in
the coastal region. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season from December to
February is followed by the hot season from March to May. June to September is the south-west
monsoon season and two months of October and November form the post monsoon season.
Bhavnagar has its own meteorological observatory in the district. Based on the records of