Bhimavaram ice-making cluster (Andhra Pradesh)


The town of Bhimavaram, in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, is home to over 30 companies that produce shrimp/prawn through aquaculture. Bhimavaram accounts for around 70% of all shrimp exports from the state. The town also supports a cluster of around 80 ice-making MSMEs, which produce ice blocks to support the shrimp/prawn industry. The ice-making units have production capacities ranging from less than 20 tonnes per day to over 40 tonnes per day.

Products manufactured

Ice blocks of different sizes (90–130 kg)

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity, diesel

Production & turnover

376,131 tonnes per year; Rs 36 crores

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

  • West Godavari District Ice Factory Owners Welfare Association

Cluster manual

Other resources

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

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