Complete information on some major industrial regions in India


In addition to major industrial regions there are a number of minor industrial regions located in different parts of the country.

1. Assam Valley

This region is rich in agricultural and forest produce including mineral oil. This has helped in the development of tea, jute textile, food processing, paper (Jogighopa), match, and plywood, and silk textile, petroleum refining (Noonmati), petro-complex (Bongaigaon) and chemical industries. Guwahati, Digboi, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia are important in­dustrial centers.


2. Darjeeling Tarai

This area is famous for the cultivation of tea which has helped in the development of tea industry. Due to the scenic beauty of the place tourism is another important industry. Darjeeling, and Jalpaiguri are main centers.

3. North Bihar-Eastern Uttar Pradesh

This is an agriculture rich region. Here sugar, cement, food processing and engineering industries have been developed. Allahabad (glass, fertiliser, engineering), Varanasi (locomotive, food process­ing), Gorakhpur (sugar, fertiliser), Dalmianagar (ce­ment, paper, sugar vegetable oil), Patna (chemical, textile) are important centers of the region.


4. Indore-Ujjain

This industrial region has the advantage of cotton growing and transport routes. Main industries are cotton textile, food processing, chemicals, and engineering.

5. Nagpur-Wardha

This region has the dominance of cotton tex­tile, engineering, chemical and food processing in dustiest. It is near to the cotton producing area o Maharashtra. Nagpur and Wardha are import centers.


6. Dharwad-Belgaum

Here Hubli, Dharwad and Belgaum are main industrial centers where engineering, cotton textile chemical, rice milling and spices packing are poplar industries.

7. Godavari-Krishna Delta

Here rice milling, cotton textile, sugar, fish processing and packing, engineering and chemical industries are developed. Guntur, Vijayawa Rajahmundry, Machilipatnam and Vishakhapatnam are important industrial centers.


8. Kerala Coast

This is an emerging industrial region favoring the development of rice milling, coconut-oil extruding, soap making, fish packing, rayon, paper, s’ building (Kochi), petroleum refining (Kochi) a chemical industries. Kochi, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kozhikode are important industrial centers.

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