District Industrial Detail
Status of a Working Industries
District Sant Kabir Nagar is mainly agricultural based district. About 80 percent population is directly depend on agricultural based activities. There is a lack of having large scale Industries in the district Sant Kabir Nagar, there is only about 10 industries including large and medium scale in which only 4 units presently are in working condition. In 4 working units 2 are papers mills and 2 are refind oil. In these 4 units total Rs. 10.21 crore is invested and total 585 persons are employed. Total Rs. 33.93 crore in invested in remaining 6 units in which Khalilabad Sugar Mills unit has been closed from last few years. Apart from large and medium scale industries there about 1100 are small scale industries and 618 are village and cottage industries in which nearly 5339 and 1206 persons are working respectively.
Cotton textile was the only industry of the district in the past. In the medieval period garha (coarse cotton cloth) and fine cloth were made , but in the early British period only garha was woven, as due to exploitation by financiers the economic condition of the artisans deteriorated. The other old time industries of the district were the production of leather foot-wear,pottery, woolen blankets,brass and copperware and coarse sugar.However ,production was limited to the requirements of the local population.
The weaving of cotton cloth was confined to Muslim weavers known as Julahas and to Hindu Kories. Garha was the coarse cloth and grant the finer fabric or muslim,which were woven in the district.
The British annexed the region, now forming the district in 1801, and the industries could not escape the fate which awaited the industries of the rest of the country. The influx of imported goods from England and other countries decreased the demand of goods made here; with the result that a process of decay set-in many industries.The textile industries was worst-hit , but it managed to survive .
Aid to Industries
Financial aid is maid available to entrepreneurs by the State Govt. and the various financial institutions. The purpose of the loan is to establish or expand, renovate or modernized the industries.
The district is connected by the North-Eastern railway with important centres like Delhi,Kanpur and Lucknow in the west and Assam, Bengal,Bihar and Gorakhpur are the important centres in the east. The district has good potential for general engineering plastic, PVC, manufacturing of agricultural implements, iron furniture, doors, grils and windows, shutters, leather goods, ready-made garment, washing soaps, school note books/registers etc. As the district in notified as industrially backward district, subsidy is available to entrepreneurs, besides exemption from commerce tax etc. and preference in allotment of industrial plots is also given. The district has very good potential for establishment of units based on Agro outputs, e.g. rice-mills, flour-mills, oil-mills, pulses-mills and units like wooden furniture.