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Economy of Katihar

Katihar with some of the most advances jute mill, flour mill, biscuit and paper mills is fast emerging as as one of the most promising regions in Bihar. The earmarked industrial area is laying unemployed, which can be used for development of industries. According to the ULB, there is a vast local market for products formed by the mentioned industries. In addition, there is a famed cloth market in the city and its scale of operation can be advanced by improving the basic infrastructure and facilities in the area.

Economic Growth in Katihar

Agriculture in Katihar

The main source of living is agriculture. Katihar lies in the river plains of the basin of the river Ganga. It is gifted with fertile alluvial soil with plentiful water resources, particularly ground water resources. Rice, wheat, and maize are the chief cereal crops grown in the region. Arhar, moong and khesaria are common pulses grown in this part of Bihar. Potato, onion, cauliflower, bringal are major vegetable cultivated in Katihar. It is also famous for its variety of mangoes and bananas. Sugarcane cultivation has also led to prosperity in the region. Infact Sugar cane and jute are two major cash crops grown in Katihar.

Industrialism in Katihar

The economical benefit of Katihar lies in its good rail and road connectivity with the adjoining region. Katihar has a wealthy agricultural hinterland where makhana, banana, wheat, paddy are grown in plenty, and this indicates probable for agro-processing in the city. Furthermore, there is a obsolete industrial area in the city, which can be used for industrial development in future. Jute mills and flour mill are popular industrial units in the area. The rice industry is a blooming business in this area. Below given are the famous industrial units in Katihar.

Industrialism in Katihar
  • RBHM Jute factory Gaushala Road, Katihar
  • Katihar Jute Mills
  • Vishnu Flour Mill
  • Mansa Jute Mi
  • Sun Biomanufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pawan Putra Twine Mill
The industry here is mainly agro based. One of the agro-based industries to link the group is Makhana. The Makhana Phodi is rising quick. The cloth market in the region is known for the availability of variety of colorful stuffs. Cloth items like Sarees finds buyers even from bordering countries of Nepal and Bangladesh. There is also a pair of old cycle trading companies with huge income. Pharmaceuticals business is also pretty good with vast turnover. Overall we can say that with the setting up of many new industries in the region the face of this part of Bihar is bound to improve.

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