Muzaffarnagar paper cluster (Uttar Pradesh)


The industrial town of Muzaffarnagar, in western Uttar Pradesh, hosts an important paper manufacturing cluster. It has 29 small and medium sized paper units that vary in capacity from 1750 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 87,500 tpa. The units use agro residues (like bagasse and wood chips) and recovered paper (waste paper in the form of tightly compressed bales) for paper production. To meet their energy needs, the paper units use electricity as well as coal and biomass (mainly rice husk, pith and bagasse). Most of the units have installed biomass/coal-based cogeneration systems to meet their demands for steam and power simultaneously

Products manufactured

Kraft paper, printing paper, filter paper, gray board, hard tissue paper

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal, biomass, electricity

Production & turnover

542,000 tonnes per annum (installed capacity)

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

  • UP Paper Mills Association

Cluster profile

Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program

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