Adilabad has several large and small scale industries which include mining and quarrying, agri-business and food processing, cotton yarn and cotton fabrics, wool, silk and man-made fiber, paper pulp and paper based, and non-metallic mineral products.
Adilabad is easily accessible by train as it lies on the Secunderabad- Manmad meter-gauge line of the South Central Railway.
Adilabad is technically and geographically sound area to set up an Industry in and hence is has one of largest infestation of Industries in India. Adilabad has many large industries that produce top of the line products required and consumed by users on a daily basis. Adilabad also has a very large Tourism Industry, which provides bread and butter to a vast majority of the population. So is the Health Care industry in Adilabad that is fast growing and expanding its wings to gain and go to new areas. Adilabad also has a highly crafty Handicraft and Artisans industry that crafts some of the world famous hand made Toys.
There are 15 large scale industries and 1904 small scale industries in the district and 203 other factories and workshops. There are 97 cotton ginning mills and 101 oil mills.
1.The Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd, Bellampally
2.Coal Chemical Complex, Ramakrishnapur, near Mancherial
3.The Sirpur Paper Mills Ltd., Kagaznagar
4.Orient Cement Factory, Devapur
5.The Mancherial Cement Co. Ltd, Mancherial
6.Adilabad Cotton & Oil Mills, Adilabad
7.Uma Ginning Factory, Adilabad
8.Penganga Oils Ltd., Adilabad
9.Quality Spinning Mills, Bhainsa
10.The Adilabad Cotton Growers Coop.
11.The Nataraj Spinning and Weaving mill, Nirmal[Now Defunct]
12.Annapurna Cement Ltd., Samela, Asifabad.
13.The SirSilk Ltd., Kagaznagar [Now Defunct]
14.Annapurna Cement Ltd., Samela, Asifabad.
15.Sri Sai Venkat Oil Industries,Adilabad.
Handicrafts & Artisans:Toy making crafts Dhokra casting crafts are very popular in Adilabad District. Nirmal for toy making & Ushagaon, Jamgaon & Keslaguda village of Jainoor & Kerameri mandal for Dhokra casting, as provided a natural location for the world famoys toys & Dhokra casting. The artisans at Nirmal produced articles of artistic content and features reflecting the local life and environment. The present day trend is on making animals birds fruits and vegetable which is appearance look as real as the natural pieces. The Dhokra casting artisans are living in this district since last 100 years and producting tribal ornaments zoomporphic figures in particulars horses, elephants either with or without rider, birds, animals bells and lamps. The stimulate the growth of toys of Nirmal and Dhokra casting at Jamgaon & Ushagaon villages of Jainoor mandal. The artisans was organised on co-operative lines with a view to make it 1.serve as an instalment for generating employment 2.to offer the public variety of artistic products 3.extend financial assistance and various common facilities and other benefits to promote production and marketing of products.
Adilabad, is contextually a growing area and so are the opportunities there, but once again one has to concentrate on the economic expansion policy of the government that can make it really possible for Adilabad to develop into one of India’s busiest City, and a Job Hub of the Nation.Mineral Resources:
Adilabad ranks first in revenue generation from mineral deposits in Andhra Pradesh. It is well endowed with rich reserves of coal, iron ore, lime stone and clays.
The Adilabad district consists of Archarean terrian Sdemantary terrain and Deccan Traps. The sadmentary terrian is the reserve for mineral deposits which is exposed in parts of Adilabad, Jainath, Bela, Kerameri, Wankidi, Asifabad, Rebbena. Thiryani Tandur, Bellampally, Kasipet, Mandamarri, Jaipur, Chennur Mandlas. The rich coal belt extending from North of Godavari to Thiryani Mandals in the sedimentary terrians. There are approximately about 600 million tones of coal and 100 million town of lime stones is available available in the District. The limestone reserves in the District is mainly used in Cement Factories and partly in Sirpur paper Mills after calcination. There are five cement units in the District. They are M/s. Orient Cement located at Devapur village of Kasipet mandal with a capacity of about 1.20 million ton per annum M/s. ACC is located in Mancherial with a capacity of 0.3 million tonnes per annum M/s. C.C.I. is located in Adilabad with a capacity of 0.3 million tones per annum. But it is not workign since Sept.1988 due to financial problems. M/s Annapurna Cements and M/s. Someshwara Cements are located at Asifabad. Both of them are mini cement plants with a capacity of 200 and 300 TPD respectively. Both the units are not working and become sick and closed. SCC is the sole exploiter of the coal mines. There are eightee stone ware pipe units located in between Mancherial and Rebbena. The Chief raw material required by the stone were pipe plants are coal and with clay, which are available in the distric.t There are 14 mining leases existing for white clay. The Manganese mineral mined form the District is used in Ferro Manganese Plants of Karanataka, Maharashtra and Kerala.Fisheries:
Adilabad district is fully endowed with rich water potentialities suitable for fish
culture on modern intensive methods. The district has natural boundaries of potential
rivers like Penganga on north-west, Wardha on north. Pranahitha on the east and
Godavari on eastern side.There are 1414 water sources having water spread of
28966 hectors envisages rich sources for fish culture.
There is 55946 hectors water spread area having the potentiality of producing 0.60 lakhs tones of as against the existing production of 0.15 lakh tones of fish production by increasing 4 times of its current size as per vision 2020. Therefore 0.55 lakhs fishermen population in the district out of which 0.25 lakhs fishermen actively engaged in fishing operations. So far 153 fishermen cooperative societies organized with 7822 fishermen members enrolled.