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Warehousing & Cold Storage Facilities available
to cultivators in the district of Cooch Behar
Year Warehouses Cold Storages No. of
Cultivators
benefitted
Nos. Capacity
(in MT)
Nos. Capacity
(in MT)
2007-2008 10 16438 13 135869 98055
2008-2009 10 16438 13 158301 98325
2009-2010 10 16438 13 158301 98378
2010-2011 10 16438 13 158301 98432
2011-2012 10 16438 13 158301 98554
Source : Supdt. of Agricultural Marketing Office, Cooch Behar

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Medium Scale Enterprises
Sl.
no.
Name Units
1. Bhoraject Agro Pvt. Ltd., Sikharpur
2. Deepa Castings Pvt. Ltd.
3. ESESEM Jute Twines
4. ESS Plywood
5. Kamakshi Jute Industries
6. Poddar Food Products Pvt. Ltd.
7. S.A. Plywood Industry
8. Subline Agro Ltd.
9. T.B. Company Ago Pvt. Ltd., Jamaldah
10. Tirupati Plywood Industry
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List of Cold Storages (Service Enterprises) in the district of Cooch Behar
Sl.
no.
Name and Address of the Cold Storage Category Type Capacity
(in Qntls.)

on JAN-2007
1. Beladeep Pvt. Ltd. (Mathabhanga C/S)
Unish Bisha, P.O. & P.S.: Ghoksadanga, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,40,000
2. Cooch Behar Samabay Himghar Samity Ltd.
Chakchaka, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 56,299
3. Goswami Agro Storage (P) Ltd.
Ashokbari, Bairagirhat, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,50,000
4. Joy Tarama Cold Storage (P) Ltd.
Uttar Kalarayer Kuthir, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,52,672
5. Kaljani Cold Storage (P) Ltd.
Vill. & P.O.: Kholta, Salbari, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,50,000
6. Mahima Cold Storage (P) Ltd.
Chakchaka Industrial Growth Centre, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,40,000
7. Mansai Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Vill.: Sitkibari, P.O.: Nishiganj, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,49,336
8. Shree Madan Mohan Cold Storage (P) Ltd.
Sonari, Gopalpur, P.O. & Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,63,708
9. Shree Mahamaya Agro Industries (P) Ltd.
Balarampur Road, P.O.: Dinhata, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 1,05,783
10. Sonali Agrotech (P) Ltd.
Vill. & P.O.: Dewanhat, P.S.: Kotwali, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 70,000
11. Sonar Bangla Multipurpose Cold Storage & Processing Unit
Singijani, Bhetaguri, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Multi Private 30,000
12. Sree Rameswar Himghar (P) Ltd.
Vill.: Chamta, P.O.: Colony Chamta, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 70,000
13. Tufanganj Samabay Himghar Society Ltd.
Vill.: Andaran Fullbari, P.O.: Tufanganj, Dist.: Cooch Behar
Potato Private 52,500

 


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Potential for new MSMEs  

     The MSE sector in the district concentrated in Cooch Behar-I & II, Tufanganj-I, Dinhata-I and Mathabhanga-I Blocks. Most of them are Micro Enterprises and engaged in production of food products, wood products and metal products. Some Micro enterprises are engaged in repairing and servicing activities. Apart from it, traditional enterprises are functioning scatterly in the other Blocks of the district. The lion share of the existing enterprises are resource-based like food products, wood products, jute products, etc. and the remaining are demand-based like plastic products, chemical products, paper products, metal products. 

 

   The latest servicing enterprises like Cyber Cafe, repairing and servicing of Mobile Phone, Personal Computer, Television set, motor bike, electronic and elitrical gadgets, etc. are functioning across the district concentrating in the district Headquarters and Sub_divisional Towns. Beside these, the hospitality services viz. hotels, restaurants, nursing homes, etc. are also functioning well in district and Sub-divisional towns.


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Area & Production of Flowers in the district of Cooch Behar
Name of Flowers Area (in '000 hectares) Production (in Crore Cut Flowers)
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Rose - - - - - - - - - -
Chrysanthemum 0.010 0.015 0.015 0.015 0.015 0.117 0.186 0.186 0.186 0.186
Gladiolus 0.015 0.015 0.017 0.017 0.018 0.200 0.220 0.258 0.258 0.275
Tuberose 0.005 0.015 0.020 0.020 0.021 0.050 0.150 0.210 0.211 0.251
Marigold* 0.020 0.025 0.032 0.033 0.040 0.130 0.160 0.204 0.210 0.310
Jasmine - - - - - - - - - -
Seasonal Flower* 0.020 0.025 0.026 0.026 0.028 0.020 0.030 0.030 0.030 0.030
Misc. Flower* 0.020 0.020 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.030 0.030 0.030 0.030
Note : * - Production in '000 MT Source : Directorate of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal
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Area, Production & Employment in the Tea Industry in the district of Cooch Behar
Year No. of Tea Gardens
(including Private
Tea Gardens)
Total Land
under cultivation
(in hectare)
No. of Persons employed in Production
('000 Kg.)
Factory Plantation Total
2007-08 23 2089.50 67 1377 1444 1863140
2008-09 23 2272.97 67 1381 1448 1867125
2009-10 23 2286.00 69 1381 1450 1872920
2010-11 23 2308.00 68 1381 1449 1875540
2011-12 23 2334.00 68 1385 1453 1880546
Sources : 1) B.L.& L.R.O., Mekhliganj
2) Manager, Cooch Behar Tea Estate
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Classification of Forest Area, Out-turn of Forest Produce, Revenue &
Expenditure of Forest Department in the district of Cooch Behar
Type Item Unit 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Area by
Class of
Forest
Reserved Forest hectare - - - - -
Protected Forest hectare 3990.30 3990.30 3990.30 3990.30 3990.30
Unclassed State Forest hectare 2863.10 2863.10 2863.10 2863.10 2863.10
Khas Forest hectare 335.35 335.35 335.35 335.35 335.35
Vested Waste Land hectare 134.53 134.53 134.53 134.53 134.53
Forest owned by
corporate bodies
hectare 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05
Forest owned by
private individuals
hectare 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
Total : 7330.71 7330.71 7330.71 7330.71 7330.71 7330.71
Forest
Produce
Timber Thousand cu. metre 85.97 98.81 102.59 192.69 196.72
Fuel Thousand cu. metre 33.40 38.54 44.38 51.13 54.44
Pole Number - - - - -
Revenue in Thousand 7705 8794 8948 9293 9632
Expenditure in Thousand 34162 38957 42328 47432 52077
Sources : 1) B.L.& L.R.O.s, Cooch Behar
2) Divisional Forest Officer, Social Forestry Division, Cooch Behar
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GROWTH CENTRE : WBIIDC Growth Centre
4 Kms from Cooch Behar Town on Cooch Behar Natabari Road.
Connectivity : 0.5 Km from NH31 by road,
2 Kms from New Cooch Behar Railway Station.
Operating Units :-
1. Essem Jute Twines Pvt. Ltd.
2. Mahina Cold Storage
3. Gram Valley Agro. Pvt. Ltd.
Total Area : 131 acres
Allotable Land : 93 acres
Alloted Land : 91 acres

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FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES

Till 2006-07, number of Food Processing Units in the district was 232. New units registered since 2007 is as given below. According to definition of MSME Act 2006, the distribution of the units is as follows :

Units 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
Micro 88 51 55 45 91 330
Small 2 2 - 1 1 6
Total : 90 53 55 46 92 336

Sector-wise and Year-wise Distribution of the new units is as follows :-
Sector 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
Cereals & Pulses Processing 6 1 2 1 3 13
Confectionery/Biscuit 5 2 5 - 2 14
Dairy & Milk 6 - 9 - 1 16
Fruits & Vegetable Processing 2 - - - - 2
Oil 2 4 - - 1 7
Others 3 - 1 1 1 6
Packaged Drinking Water - 1 - 1 1 3
Paddy Processing 62 43 - 41 80 226
Poultry, Meat Processing - - 38 - - 38
Snacks/Pasta 4 1 - 1 1 7
Spices - 1 - 1 2 4
Total : 90 53 55 46 92 336

Employment scenario in the Food Processing Industry of the district for the new units is as follows :-
Sector 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Cereals & Pulses Processing 70 - 6 - 3 8 7 - 12 - 98 8
Confectionery/Biscuit 32 - 22 - 32 27 - - 15 - 101 27
Dairy & Milk 36 - - - 54 3 - - 3 1 93 4
Fruits & Vegetable Processing 65 - - - - - - - - - 65 -
Oil 32 - 56 - - - - - 6 - 94 -
Others 13 - - - 5 3 1 - 3 - 22 3
Packaged Drinking Water - - 22 - - - 17 5 15 - 54 5
Paddy Processing 232 - 184 - 154 - 146 16 230 4 946 29
Snacks/Pasta 37 - 2 - - - 1 4 8 - 48 4
Spices - - 5 - - - 1 3 10 - 16 3
Total : 517 - 297 - 248 50 173 28 302 5 1537 83
Hence a total of 1620 people are directly involved in the above mentioned Food Processing Industries for their livelihoods.

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Some of the big players having manufacturing unit in the district
Name of the Company Product
M/s. Madan Mohan Rice Mill Pvt. Ltd. Rice
M/s. R. M. Agrotech Products Pvt. Ltd. Rice
M/s. Somnath Flour Pvt. Ltd. Flour
M/s. Poddar Food Products Pvt. Ltd. Fruit juice, Pickle,
Canned Food Product


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