Due to the Forest Conservation
act, particularly Zudpi Jungle problem and Naxal activities in the district,
Industrial Developments for both Small Scale Sector and Medium Industries
is very poor.
The economy is wholly based on Agriculture
& Forest. There are absence of Forest based Industries. The tribals and
scheduled caste sectors continue to suffer from poor economic conditions and hence are
always prone to disasters caused by floods, heavy rains and health problems.
MIDC at Gadchiroli is smallest Industrial Estate of Vidarbha Region. Some of
smallest industrial units such as Rice Mill, Confectionary, Still Furniture,
Coal Briquates, Oil Mill, Bakery, Ice-Cream, seed processing,
D.P. Prepartion Works, Furniture,
Paints, Mozaic Tiles are set up here and are working.
- Ballarpur Paper Industries
Limited has set up it's unit at Ashti in Chamorshi taluka and
is 70 Km away from Gadchiroli.
- Another, Paper Industry
as M/s Jejani Paper Industry is started working
Gadchiroli District has source
of much of the minerals such as Diamond, Gold, Ferrous and others. There are mines for those
minerals in the areas Vairagad, Surjagad of the District.
Also, most of the area is covered
with dense forest. So, the district is also benefited if the industries are set up for
production of items from raw materials of forest. But, there are no industries opened
for production of above minerals and even on forest oriented products.