Orissa News

Production of inks, paints and varnishes, soap, wood and wood products also employ a large number of persons in the towns. For jewellery and filigree work, Cuttack and Berhampur are famous. Stone carving is important in Puri. The salt industry is being modernised at Huma in Ganjam district and at Astarang in Puri district. A large number of small and medium industries have been developed in the industrial suburbs of cities like Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur. Industrial estates have come up at Chaudwar and Jagatpur near Cuttack. At Chaudwar, a paper mill and a cotton textile mill are functioning. At Jagatpur, a large number of consumer goods industries have been developed.

The Industrial estate of Bhubaneswar has been developed at Rasulgarh and Mancheswar. The most important among these is the coach building unit at Mancheswar. This factory is being operated by the Indian Railways. The Orissa Milk Federation Chilling unit, the largest of its kind is also located at Mancheswar. In the industrial estate of Sambalpur, a large number of small industries have been established which are consumer oriented. A straw board factory is located near Dhama by the side of a tributary of the Mahanadi. In the industrial neighborhood of Rourkela, a large number of small and medium industries have been set up based on products of the steel plant.