Industries

The industrial base in Azamgarh is not very strong, but the district has good agricultural base. The dominating agricultural and weak indusrial base together appear to leave a gap, which can be effectively bridged by a co-ordinated approach to enrich the economy of the district. The main industries are as below:-

  THE KISAN SAHKARI CHINI MILLS LTD.,SATHIAON,AZAMGARH

  BENARASI SARI UDYOG,MUBARAKPUR

  BLACK POTTERY,NIZAMABAD

  FOODS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS

  CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS.

 

THE KISAN SAHKARI CHINI MILLS LTD.,SATHIAON,AZAMGARH:

The mill is situated at a distance of about 13 km. from district headquarter Azamgarh on the road connecting to Azamgarh-Mau. It was established in 1975, its main productions are pakki chini, rab. The waste material used as fertilisers.

BENARASI SARI UDYOG,MUBARAKPUR(Hanloom and Powerloom Industry):

This constitute the most important industry in the district affording maximum employment and is responsible for major percentage of valus of industrial production in the district. It is a village household industry with looms setup in the most of rural households. The main places are Mubarakpur, Jahanaganj, Jeeyanpur etc. The Weavers are generally very proficient possessed of innate skill, and use mill made yarn. The yarn is first dyed in their own houses or by a local dyer. The yarn is usually obtained in the form of ranks and as such it has to be loosened and unwound before it is wrapped and sized. This is done by members of the weaver household. The dyed yarn is then operated into the pit fly shuttle loom and weaved into cloth or saris or lungis. This industry is getting incentive from the State government.The benarasi sari of Mubarakpur is famous all over the world.

BLACK POTTERY,NIZAMABAD:

One of the oldest industries of the district, pottery still contributes substantially to the economic life of the people. The fancy pottery made in Nizamabad is famous in the world. The potters this place make tea-pots, sugar-bowls and other decorative articles. The earthen wares and statues of Gods and Goddesses particularly of Ganesh, Laxmi, Shiva, Durga and Saraswati are also made. These products fetch rich market during fairs and festivals. This particular smooth black play is plentifully available in the district. The black look is obtained by dipping the pot into the solution of clay and vegetable. After that for better look they use mercury,ranga and lead.
The following potters are being awarded by State and Central government-
State Merit Award:-

Shri Ramjatan s/o Shri Rajendra Prasad in year 1987

Smt.Kalpa Devi w/o Shri Rajendra Prasad in year 1979,1983

Shri Purnamasi in year 1980

Shri Ramlal in year 1989

 
 

National Merit Award:-

Shri Rajendra Prasad Prajapati in year 1979,1987

Shri Purshottam Ram s/o Sri Hiravan in 1984

 

FOODS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS:

Biscuits, toffee and other confectionery articles are produced at Azamgarh. Sugar, maida, suji and ghee are used as raw materials in this industry. Candles, Ayurvedic, medicines, soap, perfumed oil and paints are manufactured in Azamgarh and Phoolpur.These units use wax, colour, castic soda etc. as raw material.