Focus Delhi


Industries in Delhi


Delhi is a major commercial center of Asia. An important economic zone in India, it is home to a wide range of industries. The industries in Delhi play a significant role in the economy of the country.


Delhi - the major industrial hub of India

Delhi, also known as Dilli, is the main administrative and political center of India. It is also one of the major industrial hubs of the country. Increased commercial and industrial activity in this city is responsible in a big way for the economic and industrial growth of India.


Manufacturing Industry in Delhi

The manufacturing sector in Delhi has grown vastly in recent years. The last two decades have seen the setting up of many manufacturing units of consumer goods in and around Delhi. As of 2001, there were 1,440,000 workers in the manufacturing sector in Delhi.



The key manufacturing sectors in Delhi are:

  • Electrical and Electronics sector
  • Home Consumable industries sector
  • Gems and Jewelry sector
  • Home Textiles sector
  • Leather industries sector
  • Metals and Minerals sector
  • Plant and Machinery sector
  • Pharmaceutical sector


Main service industries in Delhi

The service sector in Delhi is a vast one. It includes :-

  • Information technology
  • Banking
  • Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Hotels
  • Tourism


Booming sectors in Delhi

The growing job market in Delhi has witnessed the coming of more and more people into the city. Naturally sectors like retail, construction, real estate and telecommunications are growing rapidly. At present, the most profitable sectors in Delhi are :-

Construction - The last few years have seen greater inflow of people for settlement and business purposes. Naturally, construction of residential complexes, office complexes and entertainment buildings is at its peak.

Power – The power sector is booming thanks to a number of corporations that have opened up here. The major power corporations in Delhi are:-

  • Jindal Steel & Power Limited
  • Power Finance Corporation Ltd
  • North Delhi Power Limited
  • NTPC
  • Delhi Power Supply Co Ltd


Telecommunications – Delhi has various public and private telecommunication companies. The services typically offered are:-
  • Paging
  • Landline services
  • Cellular services, that involves mobile phone subscriptions as well as extended services like GPRS internet connectivity.
  • Leased circuits
  • Intelligent network


The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. Is the biggest telecom company here.

Health and community services – Healthcare services are extended to every citizen. There are many government hospitals as well as private healthcare centers.

Real estate - The demand for office spaces and residential buildings has resulted in the skyrocketing of land prices in Delhi. Delhi is presently among the top ten hotspots in the world where you can have an office. Land is available at an approximate price of $145.16 per square foot.

Aviation - Delhi is one of the biggest airfields in the country. Diffferent domestic and international; airline companies operate in the city. The major domestic airline companies include:-


  • Indian Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Spicejet Airlines
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Paramount Airlines


The international airline companies are:-
  • Lufthansa Airways
  • British Airways
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Japan Airlines
  • Air China
  • Thai Airways
  • Qantas Airways
  • American Airlines


The industries in Delhi have made a great contribution to the economy of India.