INDUSTRY

INVESTMENT

  • East Champaran has a strong agricultural background.
  • The pearl button Industry at Mehsi, only one of its kind in the whole of the country which had earned fame in the world.
  • East Champaran has a large potential for fishery development. It has a large number of tanks and mans (lakes). An ambitious plan for fish development started in 1995 by the central Government. The world Bank financed Rs. 19 crore for fisheries development schemes in Motijheel and Kararia Jheel in Motihari town and its adjoining area to make the lakes suitable for fish production.

INDUSTRIAL PROFILE

  • Agro-based industries are prevalent in East Champaran
  • Wood and wooden based industries
  • Repairing and service
  • Metal based industry
  • Rubber, plastic and petro based
  • Engineering units
  • Electrical machinery and transport equipment

INDUSTRIES AT A GLANCE

  • Registered industrial units : 1477
  • Total industrial units : 1477
  • Registered medium & large unit : –
  • Estimated avg. no. of daily worker employed in small scale industries : 06
  • Employment in large and medium industries : –
  • No. of industrial area : 01

MAJOR INDUSTRIAL AREA

  • Raxaul is the major industrial area
  • Acquired land area 2.94 hactares
  • No. of allotted plots 29
  • No. of units in production 5
  • Pearl Button Industry
    • Mehsi is a small rural market adjacent to the Mehsi railway station where pearl button industry is established .
    • Buttons are prepared from Oyster-Shells, commonly found in river Sikrahna by hand.
    • Industry has 160 units in 13 panchayats of Mehsi Anchal, giving employment to about 10,000 skilled workers directly and 20,000 workers indirectly.
  • Fishery
    • It is estimated that there are 823 Government tanks and 161 private tanks with 9 water areas of 1920 acres.
    • The yearly production of fish is estimated not less than 2500 M.T. of worth Rs. 25 crore.
    • The world Bank financed 19 crore rupees for fisheries development schemes in Motijheel and Karariya Jheel in Motihari town and its adjoining area to make the lakes suitable for fish production.
EXISTING MICRO & SMALL ENTERPRISES AND ARTISAN UNITS
Type of industry No. of Units Investment (Rs. Lakh)
Agro based 512 3984
Soda water 4 80
Cotton textile 12 102
Woolen, silk & artificial Thread based clothes 4 22
Jute & jute based 5 46
Ready-made garments & embroidery 28 52
Wood/wooden based furniture 158 725
Paper & paper products 4 16
Leather based 36 24
Chemical/chemical based 42 389
Rubber, plastic & petro based 42 100
Mineral based 5 25
Metal based (Steel Fab.) 102 820
Engineering units 68 860
Electrical machinery and transport equipment 86 325
Repairing & servicing 233 186
Others 136 312
Total 1477 8068

Source: MSME – DI Muzaffarpur