INDUSTRY

The district has an excellent transport and communication network of national highways and railways. A major existing industrial base at Haldia & Kolaghat, availability of skilled man power at comparative low rates, abundance of electric power and a business environment conducive for industrial growth both from the labour and political fronts are few plus points for promotion and development of Micro & Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) in this district.

Aquaculture and shrimp farming has been taken up in a big way in the coastal belt of this district and floriculture and horticultural activities are concentrated in a major portion of Tamluk Sub-division. In Haldia a large number of heavy engineering, chemical, small-scale cluster are growing up. Similarly, in Contai, Egra, Digha, Tamluk, Mahishadal and Kolaghat a wide number of Small Scale Industries are spread over in these areas. Handloom weaving is a traditional in this district where a considerable number of people are engaged in this activity.

Food Processing Industries & Horticulture (Salient Features)

BASIC PROFILE OF THE DISTRICT

1. HORTICULTURE

i) Agril. Sub-Division 3 ix) Area under Forest 595 Ha.
ii) Agril. Block 23 x) Barren & Uncultivable land 2,475 Ha.
iii) Agril. Family 3,90,437 xi) Permanent Pastures and other grazing land 448 Ha.
iv) Coconut Res & Dev. Farm 1 xii) Area under Orchard and Misc. trees 12,056 Ha.
v) Cashew nut Res. & Dev. Farm 1 xiii) Cultivable waste land 1,079 Ha.
vi) No. of Small Farmers 55,374 xiv) Net area available for cultivation 3,03,131 Ha.
vii) No. of Marginal Farmers 5,80,050 xv) Gross cropped area 4,48,356 Ha.
viii) Area under Non Agril. use. 93,705 Ha. xvi) Cropping intensity 160 %
2. COLD STORAGE 1 No.
3. CASHEW NUT PROCESSING UNIT 40 Nos.
4. BETEL LEAF MARKET 20 Nos.
5. WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET 2 Nos.
6. FLOWER MARKET 2 Nos.
7. FLOWER COLLECTION CENTRE 6 Nos.
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