The district has an excellent transport and communication network of national highways and railways. A major existing industrial base at Haldia & Kolaghat, availability of skilled man power at comparative low rates, abundance of electric power and a business environment conducive for industrial growth both from the labour and political fronts are few plus points for promotion and development of Micro & Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) in this district.
Aquaculture and shrimp farming has been taken up in a big way in the coastal belt of this district and floriculture and horticultural activities are concentrated in a major portion of Tamluk Sub-division. In Haldia a large number of heavy engineering, chemical, small-scale cluster are growing up. Similarly, in Contai, Egra, Digha, Tamluk, Mahishadal and Kolaghat a wide number of Small Scale Industries are spread over in these areas. Handloom weaving is a traditional in this district where a considerable number of people are engaged in this activity.
Food Processing Industries & Horticulture (Salient Features)
|Sl.no||AGRICULTURAL PROFILE OF THE DISTRICT|
|3||Agril. Family :||390437|
|4||No. of Small Farmers :||55374|
|5||No. of Marginal Farmers :||580050|
|6||No. of Big Farmers :||14224|
|7||Forest :||853 ha.|
|8||Barren & Uncultivable land :||2,475 ha.|
|9||Permanent pastures and other grazing land :||334 ha.|
|10||Area under Orchard and Misc. trees :||12,056 ha.|
|11||Cultivable wasteland :||1,115 ha.|
|12||Net area available for cultivation :||3,04,800 ha.|
|13||Gross cropped area :||5,18,076 ha.|
|14||Cropping intensity :||170%|