Banaskantha is a district in Northeast of Gujarat state of India. The region is presumably named after the West Banas River which runs through the valley between Mount Abu and Aravalli Range, entering into the plains of Gujarat in this region and flowing towards the Rann of Kutch.
In the year 2000 parts of this district were broken off for the formation of Patan district.
India's diamond industry has its origins in Palanpur.
It has very big co-operative sector. It also have one of the bigest milk dairy called Banas dairy which was founded by Late Galbabhai Nanjibhai Patel.
It has Banaskantha District Central Co-operative Bank one of the bigest District Cooperative Bank of Gujarat chaired by shri Shankar Chaudhary
It has got prestigious State Agricultural University * Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar . The main agriculture is of Bajra crops.