• Kasganj
  • Zari-Zardozi


    Even though Zardozi craft is known since the Mughal era, work related to embroidery, hand embroidery, munga pearls, silk etc. was also prevalent in years before that. Zardozi comes from 2 Persian words, "Zar" means gold and "dozi" means work. Zardozi embroidery is a type of metal embroidery. It involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads along with studded pearls and precious stones. The unique hand embroidered coral pearl has a place of its own. About 65 thousand artisans in the district are presently engaged in this craft. Their work is in demand at national as well as international level.


    The district Kasganj (Former Name as Kanshi Ram Nagar) was formed on 17th Apr 2008 by carving out Kasganj, Patiali and Sahawar Tehsils from Etah district. Initially, the district was named after a politician, Kanshi Ram. The district is predominantly agricultural and nearly 70% of the work force is still engaged in the agricultural & allied activities. The district has good potential for resource based and demand based industries. Resource based industries have been further categorized into Agro based, Horticulture based, Forest based, Livestock based. Demand based industries, Mechanical & Engineering based industries, Chemical based industries, Electrical based industries and Food & Miscellaneous industries. Apart from these industries Local artisans of zari-zardozi are promoting the rich craft of Uttar Pradesh and exporting it to different parts of the country. There are so many temples and other holy places in this city that are one of the major attractions of the city. Some of them are Someshwar Mahadev, Manas Mandir, Parshuram Mandir, Barah Bhagwan Mandir, Syam Barah Mandir, Raghunathji Mandir, Bhuteshwar Mahadev, Batuknath Mandir, and Shri Ganga Mata Teli Wala Mandir.

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    • Agro based
    • Sugar Factory

    • Agro Based
    • Cotton Textile
    • Readymade Garment & Embroidery
    • Wood/wooden based furniture
    • Metal based (Steel Fab.)
    • Electrical machinery and Transport equipment  
    • Repairing & Service Industry
    • Others