Chirkunda Refractory Industries (Jharkhand)


Chirkunda, in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, has a cluster of about 68 MSME refractory units, of which 52 units use downdraft (DD) kilns, 9 units use tunnel kilns and the remaining 7 units use other firings/processing technologies. The refractory products from the cluster are used across the country, with over 95% of products sold outside the state. The cluster produces about 220,000 tonnes of refractory products annually.

Products Manufactured

Refractories of different kinds (blocks, bricks, castables, etc.) for use in high-temperature applications

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal, pet coke, electricity

Production & turnover

220,000 tpa

Total energy consumption (toe)

29,774 toe (incl. coal and petcoke—29,471 toe; electricity—269 toe)

Leading industry association(s)

  • Jharkhand Refractory Manufacturers Association (JRMA)
  • Jharkhand Small Industries Association

Cluster profile Refractory Cluster Profile.pdf

Other resources


Data pertains to 2019–20, collected primarily under the BEE project ‘Energy and Resource Mapping of MSME Clusters’.

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