East and West Godavari refractory manufactuirng cluster (Andhra Pradesh)
A cluster of about 26 MSME refractory manufacturing units is located in the East & West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. About 19 units are in East Godavari (Rajahmundry, Morampudi, and Dhavaleswaram) and 7 in West Godavari (Chebrolu, Bhimdole, Dwarka Tirumala, Timmaya and Palem Road). The cluster manufactures about 62,530 tonnes of refractory products annually, and provides regular employment to more than 300 people. Almost all the units use downdraft (DD) kilns for the refractory manufacturing process.
Refractories of various kinds (blocks, bricks, castables, etc.) for use in high-temperature applications
Number of MSMEs
Production & turnover
62,530 tpa; Rs 36 crores (360 million)
Total energy consumption (toe)
9940 toe (coal—9882 toe; electricity—58 toe)
Leading industry association(s)
- The Ceramic Manufacturers Welfare Association (East Godavari)
- Dwaraka Tirumala Association (West Godavari)
- District Industries Centres, East & West Godavari districts
- MSME Development and Facilitation Offices (MSME-DFO)
Source: Data pertains to 2019–20, collected primarily under the BEE project ‘Energy and Resource Mapping of MSME Clusters’.