Asansol Refractory Industries (West Bengal)


The Asansol-Burnpur area is rich in mineral resources such as coal, limestone, fireclay, china clay, granite, stone and sand. There are hence a large number of industries located in this region. Among them is a century-old cluster of refractory units around Asansol town. There are about 206 refractory units in the cluster, of which about 200 units use downdraft (DD) kilns; five units use tunnel kilns, and one unit is equipped with a chamber kiln. The refractory products are used within the country. The primary domestic market includes large steel manufacturing industries in within 200 kilometres of Asansol such as TISCO (Digwadih), TELCO (Jamshedpur), IISCO (Jamadoba), Bokaro Steel, SAIL (Durgapur), and Alloy Steel Plant (Durgapur). A small quantity of the products is also exported to neighbouring countries.

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal, petcoke, electricity, diesel

Production & turnover

120,600 tpa

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Cluster profile Bengal.pdf

Other resources


Data pertains to 2015–16, collected primarily under the TERI–SDC EESE project’

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