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Industries in Raygada

The district of Rayagada is very rich in minerals.Bauxite,Manganese,Graphite,Quartz Gemstones, and granite stones are found here in abundance. The following mineral based industries/mines are set up in Rayagada:

  • A Ferro Alloys Plant is in operation at Theruballi owned by M/s I.M.F.A.Ltd. The main raw material for the plant are Quartz, Coal and Chromite. M/s IMFA Ltd is obtaining Quartz from other district.
  • M/s Utkal Graphites has set up two benefication plants at Jhigidi and Samadola near Ambadola. These plants are depending up on graphite of Kumbhibhata Graphite mines of M/s Utkal Minerals.
  • M/s Maa Sarala Graphites (P) Ltd has set up a beneficiation plant at village Kebedatula. They are procuring graphite from the Malimunda Graphite mines of Smt. G.R.Mohanty.
  • A Graphite benefication plant of M/s Pradhan Industries Ltd. has been set up at Bandhamandi in K.Singhpur P.S near to their Bandhamandi mining lease area.

Apart from this a mega Alumina Refinery Project is coming up at village Tikiri of Kashipur Tehsil of Rayagada District. It is a joint venture project with capacity of nearly 3 million tones of bauxite ore per annum.

There are also many handicrafts and cottage industries in the district. Below are a list of co-operative societies engaged in the production of Handicrafts in Rayagada:

Name of the Handicraft  Cooperative Socities

Regn. Number

Member

Craft

Maa Alamati Handicrafts Coop. Society, At/Po-Jhigidi

I/RGDA/01/98 dtd.7.8.98

55

Tribal Jewellery/Dokra casting

Bandhuguda Handicrafts Coop. Society,  At-Bandhuguda, Po-Hatmuniguda, B.Cuttack

I/RGDA/02/98-99 dtd.11.8.98

51

Wood carving

Jagannath Mahila VIkash Handicrafts Society, At/Po- D.P.Camp, Therubali

I/RGDA/03/98-99   dtd.5.7.98

57

Appliqué

Nigamananda Handicrafts Indl. Coop. Society, At/Po-Halua, Rayagada

I/RGDA/05/01-02  dtd 31.7.2001

51

Bamboo ctafts

Baishnaba Devi Handicrafts Coop. Society At/Po-Dangasil, Rayagada

I/RGDA/06/02-03 dtd 20.1.2003

51

Artistic Bamboo, Sisal and Sabai Rope products

 

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