Impact of an Industry In The Development of A Rural Area: A Case Study Of Facor in Odisha


  • Lopamudra Behera Lopamudra Behera, Lecturer in Economics, Pranakrushna Mahavidyalaya, Baitarani Road, Jajpur, Odisha.
  • Mitali Chinara Mitali Chinara Professor, department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University.



Odisha, Rural Development, CSR, FACOR.


Odisha being a mineral-rich State along with abundant labour force, industrialisation has a fair scope to generate industrial employment, income and economic growth. The current study aims to analyse the impact of FACOR, a Ferro-alloys company, established in one of the rural districts of Odisha. Industries have both backward and forward linkages; they not only create direct employment but are also capable of creating indirect and induced employment. The study has attempted to assess the employment generated by the company, both direct and induced. To study the employment elasticity, a regression analysis has been done, and CAGR has been calculated to know the growth rate. A field survey of the business establishments in the local market was conducted to look at the induced employment created. The study found that though the direct employment generated by the industry is not very satisfactory, it has provided livelihood to many households through induced employment. The study also found that FACOR has undertaken many CSR activities which are helpful to enhance the living standard of the locality.


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Behera, L., & Chinara, M. (2023). Impact of an Industry In The Development of A Rural Area: A Case Study Of Facor in Odisha. Journal of Rural Development, 41(2), 230–242.


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