• Banda
  • Shazar Stone Craft

    Shazar Stone Craft

    Shazar Stone is obtained from Ken river which flows in the west of Banda district Bundelkhand region. From obtaining the Shazar stone to trimming and shaping it, the craft involves a lot of hard-work and expenditure. This stone is used for making jewellery and other decorative items.


    Banda is one of the districts of Buldelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh having a rich historical tradition going back to the remote antiquity. It prominently known for its Shazar stone, which is used for making jewellery and the historically and architecturally significant sites Khajuraho and Kalinjar. Along the bank of the river Yamuna and Bhaga sand is available which is used in construction of permanent houses and few minor stones are also found in the rocky mountain which is used by the Public Work Department for road construction in and nearby districts.

    • Tehsils


    • Blocks


    • Village


    • Small Industries


    • Major Industries


    • Sazar Stone
    • Food Processing

    • Agro Based Industries
    • Ready-made garments and embroidery
    • Wooden based furniture
    • Repairing & Servicing
    • Others (Stone Crasser; Handicrafts, Computer Based Industries, Transport Agencies etc.)