Economy and Industries of Purulia
Large Scale Industries in Purulia
The power station helps in supplying power to the whole of the district and also to many of the adjacent parts of the district.
- Total number of registered industrial units - 96
- People employed in large and medium units - 6475
- Industrial areas in the district - 2
Medium Scale Industries in Purulia
- Purulia Cement Private limited
- Mark Steels Limited
- Vision Spong Iron Ltd
- Castrol Goods Ltd
- Kushal Poly Sacks Ltd
- Anjan Trade Corporation Ltd
Small Scale Industries in Purulia
Silk industry has contributed a small percentage to the economy of the district. The main variety of silk, which the region is famous for is the Tasar silk and sericulture is mainly cultivated in the rural areas of Purulia district. Raghunathpur is a location that stands out for Tasar silk.
There are about 2018 small scale industries, functioning in the district which provides income to the inhabitants of the district. The other industries that to a certain extent contribute to the economy are rice milling, wheat flour, manufacturing of mustard oil and units producing grills and small toys. With the initiative of the government, an organization for women was established and this is called the Self-employed women’s association. The alliance aims at providing employment, to women folk in rural areas and making them self reliant.
Purulia does not have conducive soil and weather for growth of a number of agricultural produce. Purulia district is among 250 most backward districts, named by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj and hence it receives grants from Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. Famous districts such as Ajodhya Hills, Matha, Kuilapal Forests, Jaychandi Pahar, and Duarsini Hills attract tourists to Purulia district all through the year. This enables the natives of the district, to engage in various tourism activities and few of the tribal dances are kept alive.
Globalization being the mantra of current times, a number of private investors are coming forward to invest in Purulia and this has given a facelift to the economy of Purulia.The government agencies have also been instrumental in bringing a number of policies to improve the economy and this also includes using of modern technology in the field of agriculture.