Balasore Rice Mills (Odisha)


The district of Balasore hosts over 2000 industries in different categories, including 25 rice mills that process paddy into parboiled rice and provide employment to about 1500 people. The important by-products from rice mills include (i) husk (23%), which is used as in-house fuel in boilers to generate steam; and (ii) bran, which is sold for further processing into bran oil. The Balasore rice mills fall under two categories according to paddy processing capacity: (i) 3 tonnes per hour (21 mills) and (ii) 6 tonnes per hour (4 mills). The cluster processes around 0.18 million tonnes of paddy annually.

Products manufactured

Parboiled rice; raw rice; bran

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity; husk (generated in-house); diesel

Production & turnover

122,400 tpa

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Cluster Profile

Other Resources

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

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