Details of Dakshin Dinajpur Districts

Area :   2,183 sq. km.
Population :   100,502,647
Location/Route :   DRDA Building, College Road, (adjacent to Balurghat Natyamandir), Dakshin Dinajpur.
      From Kolkata by Train (Sealdah/Howrah - Malda) 349 Km, then by Bus from Malda(Balurghat) - 110 Km, total = 459 Km
      Direct bus from Kolkata to Balurghat ( through state highway-10) = 444 km
No. of Panchayet Samities/Blocks :   8
No. of  Municipalities :   2
No. of Bank Branches :   (a) Commercial – 35

(b) Rural Bank  - 2

(c) Co-Op. Bank - 2
Concerned DIC :   District Industries Centre, Dakshin Dinajpur,

D.R.D.A.Building, P.O.Balurgrhat, Dist.

Dakshin Dinajpur.

Phone : (STD-03522) 255-975/976
Resources :   Agricultural : - Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Oil seeds and pulses.
Infrastructure :   The district is dependent on road communication mainly. Recently rail link has also been established
Type of Existing Industries :   Mainly Cottage Industries, Handicraft Industries, Bamboo Products, Utility as well as handicraft products using Jute Fibres, Small Food Processing units, Handloom etc.
Scope :   Food Processing, Small Engineering units in Service Sectors.
Speciality :   The district is mainly agro-based district.
Potential Places for Industries :   Balurghat, Gangarampur.
Technology Providers
  • Low cost sanitary ware
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196 Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032 (INDIA)
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  • Design Assistance
Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT- Kanpur)
  • Technologies for devices, equipment & machineries
Jadavpur University
188, Raja S.C. Mallick Road
  • Grain moisture meter
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization(CSIO)
Sector 30C, Chandigarh, 160030
Website :
  • Wood substitute building material
CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI)
Saket Nagar, Habib Ganj, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462026
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  • Instant house for disaster victims
CSIR-Central Building Research Institute(CBRI)
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  • Energy efficient multi-fuel and biomass cook stoves
CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology(IMMT)
Hydro & Electrometallurgy Department, Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751013
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  • Technology for extraction of rice bran oil
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)
Uppal Rd, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007
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Contact Person:  GM DIC

Contact Address:  Collectorate Complex, Balurghat

Telephone no:  STD-(03522) 255-975/ 976

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