Ranchi Refractory Industries (Jharkhand)


The district of Ranchi is rich in minerals such as coal, lime stone, fireclay, china clay, granite, stone and sand. Ranchi district hosts about 10,500 industrial units of different types, including a cluster of 23 industrial units engaged in manufacturing refractory products. The refractory products find markets across the country. Most of the units use downdraft (DD) kilns for the firing of refractory products; a few units also use tunnel kilns for firing refractories. The average production capacity of DD kilns is about 150 tonnes per month (tpm), and of tunnel kilns, about 540 tpm.

Products manufactured

Refractory products such as acid blocks, basic blocks, castables, monolithics, refractory mortars, burner quarls, bottom pouring, ladle, silica brick

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal; petcoke; electricity; diesel

Production & turnover

46,440 tpa

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Cluster profile


Other resources

Directory of MSME Development & Facilitation Offices (MSME-DFO)  https://cluster.dcmsme.gov.in/CFCRPT/CFC_DiDirectory.aspx

Source: Data pertains to 2015, collected primarily under SDC–TERI EESE project

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