Gorakhpur

  • Gorakhpur
  • Terracotta

    Terracotta

    Terracotta is a unique and special kind of ceramic craft. It is the term normally used for sculptures made in earthenware, and also for various utilitarian products including vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction. Traditionally, what makes it different from other terracotta crafts is that it involves ornamentation, use of natural colours / dyes and experimentation with innovative shapes. The raw material used for this craft is a type of soil available locally. It gives the item a natural colour. Around 200 households are engaged in this work.

    Introduction

    Gorakhpur is one of the major and largest districts of Uttar Pradesh that comes under Gorakhpur Division and Gorakhpur city is the administrative headquarters of the district. Gorakhpur lies in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh near the border of India and Nepal. The district occupies the north-eastern corner of the state along with the district of Deoria, and forms its southern boundary with the Azamgarh district. On the west, the boundary marches along Basti and on the east adjoins Deoria and the Chhoti Gandak Nadi and further on south the Jharna Nala forms the dividing line. To the north lies Nepal.

    • Tehsils

      7

    • Blocks

      19

    • Village

      3327

    • Registered
      Industrial Units

      8706

    • Small Industries

      911


    • Sugar Mill
    • Textile Industries
    • Surgical Products Industries
    • Food Industries
    • Garment Industries

    • Food products
    • Beverages
    • Cotton textiles
    • Wool, Silk & Synthetic Fibre Textile
    • Jute, Hemp & Mesta Textiles
    • Hosiery & garments
    • Wood products
    • Paper products & printing
    • Leather products
    • Rubber & plastic products
    • Chemical & chemical products
    • Non-metallic mineral products
    • Basic metal industries
    • Metal products
    • Machinery & part except electrical
    • Electrical macninery & apparatus
    • Transport equipments & parts
    • Repairing & servicing industries

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