Balakati Brass Industries (Odisha)


Balakati (or Balakote), located at about 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar city, hosts a cluster of micro-scale brass units. These are essentially artisan-based cottage industries that have been making hand-crafted brass articles for over a century, employing traditional technologies. There are close to 100 units in the cluster; however these units are operated intermittently based on market demands. On an average, 10-15 units are operating in the cluster on a continuous basis and each unit undertakes melting for about 50 days in a year; other associated operations such as shaping & forming and finishing are undertaken subsequently. The estimated annual turnover of the cluster is Rs 9.8 crore. The Balakati brass cluster provides direct employment to about 1000 people.

Products manufactured

Brass plates (small and medium), cups (small and medium), temple bells and other handicraft brass products

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal; charcoal; electricity

Production & turnover

141 tpa; Rs 9.8 crores (98 million)

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

    • Balakati Kansa Pital Hastasilpa Unnayana Sanga

Energy efficiency initiatives

Cluster Profile

Other Resources

Source: Data pertains to 2015-16, collected primarily under the TERI-SDC EESE project.

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