Hooghly mixed cluster (West Bengal)


The district of Hooghly, West Bengal, has about 1000 registered industries, of which about 50 are large-scale units and over 950 are MSMEs. Most of the industrial units are located near the key state/national highways like Grand Trunk Road, Delhi Road and Durgapur Expressway in sub-urban towns like Konnagar, Nanagram, Serampore, Dankuni, Baidyabati, Bhadreswar, Chandannagar and Sankarbati. The industries represent sub-sectors like foundry, rolling mills, chemicals, plastic products, food products, and others. The foundry products are mainly used in engineering units, railway, and automobile sectors; rolling units produce both ‘long’ and ‘flat’ products (tubes, pipes, coils, etc.); the engineering units manufacture tractor/auto parts, agricultural machinery, industrial machinery, and jewellery; and the chemical units manufacture a wide range of products like rubber, resin, FRP, antioxidant, etc.

Products manufactured

Metal castings and rolled products for automobile industry, agricultural and industrial machinery, railways, etc.; chemical products; food products; plastic products; etc.

Number of MSMEs

950 MSME units, 50 large-scale units

Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity; thermal energy from coal, furnace oil (FO), light diesel oil (LDO) and low-sulphur heavy stock (LSHS)

Production & turnover


Total energy consumption (toe)

105,779 toe/y (electricity—73399 toe; thermal—32380 toe)

Leading industry association(s)

  • Hooghly Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Cluster Profile

http://sameeeksha.org/pdf/Hooghly mixed cluster.pdf

Other Resources

Source: Data pertains to 2022–23, collected by TERI under a research exercise supported by Department of MSME & Textiles, Government of West Bengal.

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