Details of Purba Medinipur District

Area :   4,785 sq. km.
Population :   4,417,377
No. of Block/Pnachayat Samity :   25
No. of Municipalities :   5
No. of Sub Divisions :   4
No. of Gram Pnachayat :   223
Total Population (2001 Census) :   44, 17, 377
No. of Commercial Banks :   185
No. of RRBs :   43
No. of Co-Op. Banks :   49
No. of Card Banks :   13
Resources :   Rice, Pulse, M.Oil Seed, Ground Nut, Vegetables, Betel Vine, Fruits, Coconut, Fish Production, Milk Production, Egg Production.
Infrastructure :   There is only one industrial estate at Haldia maintained by WBSIDC Ltd. Almost all the mouzas in the District are electrified. Water in available. Communication facility in the District is good. Close proximity to Kolkata and well connected by road and rail ways is a big facility to the investors. In addition to that a cosmopolitan township surrounding HPL at Haldia Township and KTPS at Kolaghat and the well attractive coastal tourist spot at Digha has enriched the potential marketability in this district.
Type of Existing Industries :   Food Based, Metal Based, Brass & Bell Metal based, Cashew Processing, Garments & Hosiery, Forest based, Ceramics based units, Engineering, Chemical based, Plastic based, Glass/Fibre glass based, Non-metalic mineral based, leather based, tobacco based, Ice block/Cold storage, Slat Mfg., Rubber based units, Printing & allied, Mineral based, Repairing & Service activities of different items, Pharmaceutical unit, Miscellaneous units,
Scope of prospective Industries :   i) Rice & Flour Milling/Spice Grinding, ii) Fruits & Vegetable processing, iii) Cashew nut processing, iv) Oil Expelling, v) Human hair processing & Wig Mfg, vi) Packaged drinking water, vii) Hosiery garments, viii) Zori-embroidery, ix) Marine Jewellary, x) Mfg. of mosquito net, xi) Wood curving & woodware, xii) Brass & Bell metal, xiii) Groundnut decorticating, xiv) Plastic moulded products, xv) Puffed Rice & Beaten Rice, xvi) Table salt, xvii) Fish & Cattle feed, xviii) Natural colour extraction from flowers, xix) Ice Bloc, xx) Engineering based units, xxi) Gold & Silver ornaments, xxii) Coir based units, xxiii) Milk processing.
Speciality of the District :   Handicraft item like mat weaving in Patashpur-I & II Blocks, Cashew nut processing in Contai-I & II, Horn Craft in Kolaghat, Brass & Metal in Mahisadal, Patashpur-I & II, Egra-I, Pata Chitra in Chandipur & Nandakumar & Human Hair Processing in Chandipur, Bhagwanpur-I & II Blocks are the speciality crafts of this District.
Potential Place for Industrial investments :   1) Haldia-Sutahata-Mahisadal region

2) Egra-Patashpur-Bhagwanpur region

3) Contai-Ramnagar region

4) Tamluk-Kolaghat-Panskura region
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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  • Grain moisture meter
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization(CSIO)
Sector 30C, Chandigarh, 160030
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  • 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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