has a number of major public sector projects like the Oil refinery of
Indian Oil Corporation and Fertilizer manufacturing plant of Hindustan
Fertilizer Corporation Ltd (HPCL) at Barauni, Pyrites, Phosphates and
Chemicals Ltd (PPCL) at Amjhor; Cotton spinning mills at Siwan, Pandaul,
Bhagalpur, Mokamah and Gaya; 13 sugar mills in private sector and 15 in
public section located in South and North Bihar.
In addition distilleries
at Gopalganj, West Champaran, Bhagalpur and Riga (Sitamarhi District);
finish leather industry in West Champaran, Muzaffarpur and Barauni; Jute
mills at Katihar and Samastipur; Medicine manufacturing unit at Hajipur;
Food processing units and Vanaspati manufacturing units at Aurangabad
and Patna; Kalyanpur Cement Ltd at Banjari are some of the notable industries
in Bihar. Bihar has tremendous resources and their utilisation in the
interest of its growing population has to be the supreme responsibility
of both the state administration and the national planners.