Details of Howrah District

Area :   1,467 sq. km.
Population :   4,274,010
Location/Route :   5 km from B.B.D. Bag, ½ km from Howrah Collectorate, at the Eastern-most point of bye-pass, Howrah, beside Rly. line on Beliliolus Road (Premises No.24).
No. of Panchayet Samities/Blocks :   14
No. of  Municipal Corporation / Municipality :   Municipal Corporation – 1, Municipalities - 2
No. of Bank Branches :   (a) Commercial – 177

(b) Rural Bank  - 43 (Howrah Gramin Bank)

(c) Co-op. Bank–  10

(d) L.D.B.- 1
Concerned DIC :   District Industries Centre, Howrah,

24,Belilious Road, P.O.& Dt. Howrah,  711 101

Phone : 2666-7869 / 7858 / 8864.

Fax : (033) 2666-7859

E-Mail :
Resources :   (i) Agricultural & Allied :- The major crops grown in the district are Paddy, Oil seeds, pulses, potato and vegetables. Horticultural Crops. are picking up in the district. Under floricultural activities, tube-rose, Juhi, Bela, rose etc. are covered.  Live stock rearing and poultry farming are also taken as secondary occupation by small & marginal cultivators.

(ii) High technical skill through generation at considerable market rate.

(iii) Availability of raw materials from nearest sources.

(iv) Large & medium houses in and around the district, adjacent developed and developing localities by the side of river Bhagirathi, Steel complex at Durgapur belt, Colliery complex in Raniganj-Asansol belt, needs of adjoining District Towns and localities provided good market resulting from their commercial and industrial needs. In other parts of our country too, demand of products of this region are also relatively high. Migration influx since partition as well as rapid urbanisation in  and around Howrah had widely opened the scope of market to a considerable extent.
Infrastructure :   The district is well connected with other parts of the country by broad-gauge railway of the Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway. Two important highways – NH2 & NH6 are connecting the three major metropolitan cities i.e. Kolkata, Mumbai & Delhi which is causing faster movement of important necessities of the people. All the Blocks Head Quarters are well connected by metal road with the district Head Quarter. Although there is no hydro-electric or thermal power station even then this industry-rich district is looked after with sufficient care by both CESC & WBSEB and the large industries are having there own stand by power generation system. The rural electrification has also sufficient coverage of a large number of villages. The recently constructed Vidya Sagar Setu connecting Howrah and Kolkata has further improved the mobility of people across the river increasing thereby the business volume and investment opportunity. There are Industrial Estates at Bauria, Baltikuri, Uluberia.
Type of Existing Industries :   Foundry.

Re-rolling Mills.

Basic Metal & Metal products.

Electrical & Electronic goods.

Transport Equipments & Spares.

Textile based products including hosiery & garments manufacturing.

Rubber Moulded Goods.

Machinery Manufacturing Industry.

Repairing & Servicing.

Plastic & Polymer products.

Food Processing Industry.

Misc. Manufacturing Industry etc.

Zari Craft & Embroidery.
Scope (potential industries ) :   Food Products.

Infrastructure Construction based products.

Products based on Petro-chemical downstream items.

Paper Paper products.

Electronic Computer hardware Software based units.

Agricultural implements Agro Horticulture based products.

Animal Husbandry based products.

Transport m/c. servicing and spares.

Leather based products.

Hosiery, Cotton and Woolen Products.

Metal metallurgical based products.

Heavy Fabrication.

Machinery and spares manufacturing.

There is large scope for modernisation of Jute, Foundry, Rolling Mills and other Engineering based existing industries.
Speciality :   This is the district having all sorts of infrastructural facilities and almost equivalent facilities of modern industrial districts of the country.
Potential Places for Industrial investment :   Sankrail, Domjur, Bir Shibpur, Uluberia, Bagnan, Bally, Jangalpur, Dhulagori and Panchla – along the sides of NH-6.
Technology Providers
  • Low cost sanitary ware
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196 Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032 (INDIA)
Website :
  • Grain moisture meter
CSIR- Central Scientific Instruments Organisation
Sector 30-C, Chandigarh-160030 India
Website : http://
  • Wood substitute building material
CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute
Near Habibganj Naka, Hoshangabad Road
Bhopal-462026, INDIA
Website : http://
  • Instant house for disaster victims
CSIR-Central Building Research Institute
Roorkee - 247 667
Website: http://
  • Energy efficient multi-fuel and biomass cook stoves
CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology
Bhubaneswar - 751 013, Odisha, INDIA
Website :
  • Technologies for food and agriculture
Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur
Telephone- +91-3222-255221
  • Technologies for devices, equipment & machineries
Jadavpur University
188, Raja S.C. Mallick Road

Contact Person:  GM DIC

Contact Address:  24 Belillious Road, P.O. & District - Howarh, Pin-711101

Telephone no:  STD -2666-7869 / 7858 / 8864.

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