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|
|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.
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:-
National Merit Award:-
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.