(Last Updated on : 28-10-2014)
Economy of Bhanadar district is a mixture of agriculture, industries and forest resources. Bhandara District is mainly a paddy growing area. There are also teak forests and Minerals resources found here. Due to the lack of entrepreneurship, the district remained industrially backward. The main industries in the district are Rice Mills , Poha Mills, Bidi manufacturing, Saw Mills, Brass manufacturing units, Ceramic Bricks, Engineering workshop etc. Fisheries also figure in a prominent way in the economy of the district. The major catch from the riverine resources comprises local fishes, viz., Tambir (Labeo fimbriatus), wadis (Pontius tor), Kolshi (Pauntius Kolus), Shivda ( Wallago attu), Wagur (Clarius magur), Bodth ( Bagarius bagarius), and Tamboo (Anguilla bengalenisis). Prawn fishery, mainly of Macrobrachium malcolmsonii, constitutes an important part of fisheries in the district. Among the major minerals found in the district are Manganese
, Coal, Dolomite, White clay/yellow ochre/Red ochre, Sand (stowing), Quartz
Quartzite, Iron ore, Limestone, Shale, Fluorite, Chromites, Kainite/Sillimanite/ Pyrophyllite/ Corundum, Bauxite
, Silica sand, Feldspar and graphite.
District Industrial Centre Bhandara
The District Industries Centre, (DIC) Programme was launched on 1st May 1978 to provide a focal point for the promotion of small, village and cottage industries and to provide all services and support to the decentralized industrial sector. For this purpose, it located certain areas for Industrial purpose, this was land in declared industrial Zone. These units are entitled to procure land with negotiations and with consent of revenue and town planning authorities for conversion into non agriculture land for repaid and planned development. One Co-operative industrial estate and M.I.D.C. areas have been established in the district.
Industrial Corporation Limited (MIDC) has developed Industrial areas in the following areas.
Bhandara MIDC (Gagegaon)
- It is situated on Bhandara
Nagpur Highway NH6, around 80 Kms from Nagpur
. It is around 13 Kms from Bhandara district Headquarters. The land is located in the villages of Gadegaon, Chikhla , Hamesha and Rajegaon. The land acquired by MIDC has been developed and amenities like roadways, water and electricity have been provided. 63 lots have been demarcated. These plots are ensured with 24 hours water supply through water filtration on the Wainnganga River
. Out of 63 plots 52 have been distributed.
Tumsar Mini (MIDC)
- is located on the Bhandara-Gondia
State Highway. This estate is based in the village of Devhadi and is spread over an area of 10.71 hectares. The land acquired by MIDC has been developed and amenities like road, water and electricity have been provided. 23 plots have been demarcated. Out of 23 plots 6 have been distributed. Over the distributed plots 3 industrial units are working.17 plots are still available. The plots are sold at a nominal rate of Rs 15 per sqm.
Mohadi Mini (MIDC)
- is located on the Bhandara-Gondia State Highway. This estate is based in the village Vadegaon and is spread over an area of 10.71 hectares. The land acquired by MIDC has been developed and amenities like road, water and electricity have been provided. 49 plots have been demarcated. Out of 49 plots 2 have been distributed. Rest of the plots are being sold at a nominal rate of Rs 10 per sqm.
Lakhandur Mini (MIDC)
- is located on Bhandara-Pawni State Highway. This is based in the village of Kinhala and is spread over an area of 11.90 hectares. The land acquired by MIDC is being developed .One plot has been handed over to ITI.
Pawni Mini (MIDC)
- is located on Bhandara-Pawni State Highway. This estate will be based in the village of Kechkheni and the village of Vahi and will be spread over an area of 10.15 hectares. The land is being acquired by MIDC.
Thus discussed is the economic scenario of the district of Bhandara.