Business and Economy of Jehanabad
Agriculture Sector in Jehanabad
Agriculture is the economic lifeline of Jehanabad. More than 60% of Jehanabad’s workforce is employed in agricultural sector. The sector gets major boost from good annual rainfall, which hovers around 1074.5 mm during monsoon season. Besides, availability of good irrigation facilities and very fertile soil throughout the district also gives major boost to agricultural production. As for which all crops are the main crops, then Paddy, wheat, maize and pulses are grown in huge quantity here.
Agriculture sector though suffers from lack of modernization, which is surely hindering Jehanabad’s agricultural sector to realize its full potential. In recent years and mainly due to initiative taken by government many new agricultural schemes have been launched in the region which has added prosperity to this part of Bihar.
Industrial Sector in Jehanabad
Jehanabad is pretty much an under-developed industrial district. Nonetheless, there are fair amount of medium and small scale industries in the district. There are however no large scale industries in the district. As per Ministry of MSME’s (Micro,Small & Medium Enterprise) latest figures there are around 3000 to 4000 small & medium scale industries in the entire district. Most of these industries are located on Jehanabad-Kako Road and outskirt areas of Jehanabad district.
Below is details of existing medium and small scale enterprises along with number of units as mentioned by Ministry of MSME.
- Agro based industries – 450 units
- Agarbathi industries – 200 units
- Cotton textile – 2 units
- Readymade garment and embroidery – 102 units
- Wooden/wooden based furniture – 242 units
- Paper and paper products – 63 units
- Leather based – 132 units
- Chemical based industries – 286 units
- Mineral based industries – 106 units
- Steel fabrication industries – 138 units