Moradabad - The Art City

Moradabad, a city in north central India, in northwestern Uttar Pradesh state lies on the banks of the Ramganga River, a tributary of the Ganges and about 160 kms away across the border of Delhi. Moradabad is an important center of trade. Several major rail lines and a national highway link the city with other parts of India.
Moradabad is renowned for brass work and has carved a niche for itself in the handicraft industry through out the world. It is now one of the biggest exports centers of handicraft in the state. Today, it houses around 29% of the artisans in India. The modern, attractive, and artistic brassware, jewellery and trophies made by skilled artisans are the main crafts.The attractive brassware is exported to countries like USA, Britain, Canada, Germany and Middle East Asia.
There are about 600 export units and 5000 industries in the district. Moradabad exports goods worth Rs. 2200 crore every year. Recently other products like Iron Sheet Metalwares, Aluminium Artworks and Moradabads have also been included as per need of the foreign Buyers. Menthol is also exported from Moradabad worth several crores.
Due to increase of exports and popularity in foreign markets especially in Europe, America, Italy and other countries, a large no. of exporters are establishing their units and started their export.Out of the seven industrial corridors declared by the State Govt. in Industrial Policy 1999-2002, Moradabad is one of them. The Government is investing a lot of money to improve infrastructure facilities to promote the Industrial activities at Moradabad like 24 hours uninterrupted power supply, construction of By-pass, Proposal for widening and making 4 lane Delhi-Moradabad Road. About 450 Acres of land has been acquired to develop a New Industrial Area for Export Oriented Units at Pakbara to Dingarpur Road. Thus this is a good opportunity for new entrepreneurs to establish their projects

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