MORBI THE CERAMICS CAPITAL OF INDIA
Although there are many tourist spots in "Morbi" that are worth exploring, yet whenever one hears the word "Morbi" as a general rule they think "Ceramics". Situated on the Machchhu River, 35 km from the sea, this industrial district is rightly known as "The Ceramic City Of India".
Morbi produces 90% of the CERAMICS manufactured in India. An unbelievable number of 1000 CERAMIC PRODUCTION UNITS spread across a fifty-kilometer x nine-kilometer expanse. The thriving trade in clay roof tiles was the primary reason that made Morbi a renowned name in India. As discussed earlier, for hundreds of years, Morbi has produced traditional Naliya tiles (roofing tiles), however, quick access to raw materials, availability of skilled labor, and supportive infrastructure resulted in MORBI’S smooth transition from a traditional roofing tile manufacturer to a modern ceramics manufacturer. In fact, Morbi is renowned throughout the world as one of the world’s largest ceramics hubs, contributing to more than 13% of total ceramic production. The Indian ceramics sector is currently considered second in the world(China is the largest producer).