Moradabad is renowned for brass work and has carved a niche for itself in the
handicraft industry through out the world. The modern,attractive, and artistic
brass ware, jewelry and trophies made by skilled artisans are the main crafts.
The attractive brass ware are exported to countries like USA, Britain, Canada,
Germany and Middle East Asia. There are about 600 export units and 5000 industries
in the district. Moradabad exports goods worth Rs. 2200 crore every year. Recently
other products like Iron Sheet Metalwares, Aluminium Artworks and Glassware's
have also been included as per need of the foreign Buyers. Mentha is also exported
in several crores from Moradabad. These products are very popular in foreign
market and are being exported in thousand of crores every year. Due to increase
of exports and popularity in foreign specially in Europe, America, Italy and
other countries, a large No. of exporters are establishing their units and started
their export. Out of the seven industrial corridors declared by the State Govt.
in Industrial Policy 1999-2002, Moradabad is one of them.
The Government is investing a lot of money to improve infrastructural facilities
to promote the Industrial activities at Moradabad like 24 hours UN-interrupted
power supply, construction of By-pass, Proposal for widening and making 4 lane
Delhi-Moradabad Road. About 450 Acres of land has been acquired to develop a
New Industrial Area for Export Oriented Units at Pakbara to Dingarpur Road.
Thus this is good opportunity for new entrepreneurs to establish their projects.
Raw material used in the manufacture of brass utensils are called "SILLY"
and "GULLY" in the local jargon. "SILLY" and "GULLY"
is the mixture of many metals namely- Copper, Zink, Lead, etc.(in a specified
ratio). All these metals mixed in a big pot called "GHARIA" and heated
in a furnace. The molten mix is then poured into a mold of desired shape &
allowed to cool. First & foremost, the design of the utensil, to be made,
is sketched on a piece of a paper followed by its wooden frame which is later
on used to make its metal prototype. This is known as Master piece.
The expert artisans also known as "DHALLAIYA" prepares mould for the
different brass utensils. Molten metal is poured into these moulds, the utensils
is then taken out for repair and refurbished with utmost care. These brass utensils
are then polished. If needed, exotic design are made on these polished utensils.
These utensils are then ready to be sold in the domestic market or are exported
out to various countries.
Brass industry is developed as a small scale industry in Moradabad . Worker
have small workshop in their houses.
Apart from brass, there are other handicraft industries in Moradabad :
The main center of this industry is in Sambhal, a tehsil of Moradabad district.
The attractive goods generated by this small scale industry are in great demand
in many countries. There are about 1500 families involved in the production
of these items, which provide job to about 5000 people.
Printing Printing on cloths is done at many places in the district, but Thakurdwara,
Kanth and Amroha are the main centers. District administration has established
a Handicraft Corporation depot in Thakurdwara. Design for printing on cloth
is provided by this depot to these cloth merchants. The final prepared product
in then taken over by the corporation. There are about 6000 people involved
in the profession.
Moradabad district apart from brass and handicraft industries, there are about
7182 other small scale industrial units. Prominent among these are -
These small scale units provide jobs to about 28545 people.
There are about 44 units of Medium and Large Scale Industries, which
includes Distillery, Sugar Mills, Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceutical & Chemical
Industries etc. These industrial units provide jobs to about 40000 people.
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