Decline of Kota as a manufacturing hub in Rajasthan

Interesting piece in Hindu Business Line by Tina Edwin:

Outsiders today recognise Kota as a coaching powerhouse that annually prepares thousands of students for competitive exams. But this Rajasthan town sees itself mainly as a manufacturing hub going through a downturn. As tuition classes and student hostels eat into its once thriving factory spaces, Kota desperately looks for ways to revive its industrial shops.

Fair bit of history in the piece. Did not know Kota was called Kanpur of Rajasthan! A testimony to how powerful Kanpur once was and how much it has declined…

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