City with latent economic potential

Dehri Dalimianagar is a small town in the Rohtas district of Bihar. The town is located on the banks of the River Sone and is the ninth largest town of the state in terms of area and sixteenth in terms of population. The Dehri Nagar Parishad covers an area of 21.3 sq. km and is divided into 39 wards. The town is well connected by a road network that includes the NH 2, SH-15 and SH-16. The nearest airport is located in Patna at a distance of 157 km

Dalmianagar used to be a hub for industries related to sugar, vegetable oil, cement, paper, and chemical. Although they are presently non-functional, there is potential for rejuvenating the town’s industrial economy by means of setting up new, relevant industries, such as agro-processing industries on small and medium scale. The city has a regional jewellery market and agricultural mandi which can be developed further. From a tourism point of view, the city also has some places to visit like Old Anicut Dam, Jharkhandi Mandir, Naulakha Mandir and the hydroelectric power plant. Tourist sites around the city would include Rohtas Fort (20km) and Indirapuram Barrage (5 km). In addition, the city is also a cultural centre of the region.

The competitive advantage of DehriDalmianagar lies in its good road and railway connectivity, an agriculture rich hinterland and its being situated between Sarnath and Bodhgaya – two important parts of the Buddhist tourism circuit. In addition, the Sone River provides a scenic waterfront which has the potential to be developed and commercialized. Also, it has had previous industrial establishments, potential for rejuvenation of which may be explored.

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