Industry and Occupational structure
Industry plays a vital role in building the economic development of a state.There are two large and medium scale Industries in the district, namely M/s. J. K. Paper Mill, J K Pur and M/s. Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd., Therubali. Presence of a good number of large enterprises provides an excellent scope for vendorisation and ancilliarisation in the district. Even large units in neighbouring districts like NALCO also procure items from vendors present in the district. The occupational pattern of the population of an area speaks of its development profile. It is characterized by increasing non-farm activity, which permits worker's movement from farm to non-farm sectors. The total population of an area is not the same as the working force. The agricultural industry is overcrowded, thereby reducing the marginal productivity from this sector. There is a surplus labour force that can be tapped and utilized in other activities without lowering the productivity of this farm sector. The workforce engaged in manufacturing, processing, and servicing, both in household and non-household industries are almost negligible. This implies that the industrial activities are not vibrant in the district. So there is a need to identify the surplus labour force in the primary sector and utilize it in the other sector of the economy. The concentration of the working force in the primary industry implies the un-diversified economic structure of the district. The economic growth provided by industrial development transformed Odisha's economy. Odisha's Economies thrive because a boost in the industry means more jobs, more money, and more opportunity.