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Industry

Only two small-scale industries, 426 tiny industries and 181 artisan-based industries are registered in this District. Ashok Paper Mill at Hayaghat which was sick for the last 18 years has been restarted on 16 Aug'2000.The two sugar mills in the area at Raiyam and Sakri are sick. Most of the rice mills are not functional. However, Mithila and Sita flourmills are in working condition. Though the district is famous for Mango and Makahana production, there are no processing industries for these products.

There is Darbhanga Industrial Area Development Authority with its office at Bela, Darbhanga. It looks after the different aspiring small/tiny industries in the area, which includes mainly of iron & steel works, printing, utensils, furniture, hosiery, washing powder, mashala, etc. However, the industrial area needs up gradation in terms of drainage, roads, electricity & pollution control measures. There is also a proposal for the construction of a Growth Centre. Absence of industries has led to the migration of labourers to other states.

Dense population, low literacy level, traditional cropping pattern, absence of big and small industries and the resultant migration of man power has led to weak state of economy of the district. The per capita income of the people in the district is 4272. Darbhanga is badly poor in the matter of industrialization. Besides the Ashok Paper Mill at Hayaghat, the two Sugar & Flour Mills are the only important industries. However, blanket weaving, bangle making, pottery & mats-basket making have survived from old times. Following table shows the economic census of the district.

Number of Enterprises (Based on 4th Economic Survey)
Name of Block No. Of Enterprises Agriculture Workers Non-Agriculture Worker Enterprises with greater financeial resources
  Agricul-
tural
Non-Agri-
cultural
Private Without Power Without Premises Thru the year Adult Male Adult Female Total Adult Male Adult Female Total Number
DBG 51 1,404 1,287 995 216 1,369 65 07 72 2,219 333 2,552 20
BDP 75 1,330 1,267 975 368 1,217 110 123 233 1,483 338 1,821 4
BAH 47 1,997 1,798 1,677 365 2,006 58 19 77 3,365 378 3,743 32
JALE 156 2,025 2,019 2,127 458 2,181 156 0 156 2,843 128 2,971 73
KET 55 2,159 1,978 1,801 487 2,175 69 20 89 3,694 424 4,118 42
SING 134 2,298 2,237 1,756 763 2,215 188 6 194 3,136 405 3,541 76
HYT 370 2,280 2,476 1,948 922 2,361 423 45 468 3,719 728 4,447 74
MAN 97 419 315 300 73 383 124 19 143 624 48 672 32
BEN 304 1,985 1,994 1,835 745 2,015 355 12 367 3,765 455 4,220 32
BIR 79 1,594 1,540 1,286 738 1,673 79 06 85 2,624 393 3,017 5
GHP 24 588 560 537 94 612 24 0 24 746 24 770 0
ALI 25 1,405 1,385 1,388 451 1,430 25 11 36 1,634 76 1,710 28
KIR 0 256 211 203 20 256 0 0 0 327 6 333 0
GAU 0 570 510 444 0 570 0 0 0 651 16 667 0
KUS 15 569 481 441 75 566 55 0 55 601 35 636 2
KUS (E) 0 673 611 509 13 669 0 0 0 1147 25 1,172 3
Total 1,432 21,552 20,669 18,222 5,688 21,698 1,731 268 2,009 32,578 3,812 36,390 423

 

Rural Technology

In spite of lack of infrastructure like transport and communication, regular electric supply and other facilities with the help of District Industry center, Darbhanga some advancement has been made in this area. Apart from Madhubani Paintings and Sikki-Mauni craft some other crafts such as bamboo basket and other related craft with bamboo, Lah bangles wood craft etc. are gaining momentum in the rural house holds of this districts. Among these bangle industry is the most popular one. If better infrastructure and marketing facilities will be provided to the rural artisans there is vast scope in this area.

Bamboo Work

Darbhanga is greatly noted for its bamboo work. Bamboo sends itself to multifarious work. In fact the rural people in remote bamboo graving are as still keep their precious possessions in bamboo basket with side. A lot of house used things are made through bamboo like elegant furniture, complete table ware etc.

Clay Toys

Darbhanga has special clay toys. There is a special highly decorated elephant with clay ornaments on the head and over the ears and a big boul on its back. This is kept on the roof of the house when a marriage is taking place.

 

National Research Centre for Makhana, Darbhanga 


NRC for Makhana is to be located on a sprawling campus of 25 acres at Basudeopur, Darbhanga(Bihar). Government of Bihar has initiated the process of transfer of the proposed site to ICAR for establishment of the NRC for Makhana, where an ultra modern R&D infrastructure complex will be constructed. Besides, two agricultural farms each measuring 25 acres, one at Jale (Madhubani) and other at Bharathi (Darbhanga), is to be made available by Government of Bihar for starting a Krishi Vigyan Kendra and on-farm Research Centre.

Presently the Centre is functioning from its camp office located at Central Potato Research Station, Near Civil Aerodrome, Patna.

Head quarter of the Centre will soon be commissioned at the European Guest House Building in the Campus of L.N.Mithila University, Darbhanga.

Genesis

Mission

To explore & develop economic opportunities in aquatic agriculture, natural & community resources through innovative research & development programmed on Makhana that benefit the people involved in Makhana cultivation, post harvest, processing, marketing, export & consumption.

Mandate

Objective

About Makhana