In and near the town are factories for wood-pulp, paper, cotton and joinery; and at Fevig, 8 m.
The chief timber of indigenous growth is padouk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) used for buildings, boats, furniture, fine joinery and all purposes to which teak, mahogany, hickory, oak and ash are applied.
On account of its scarcity it is little used for building purposes, except for ornamental joinery, being more used by the cabinet and furniture maker.
Though without large manufacturing industries, the town has joinery works, a brass and iron foundry, a tannery and brewery.
There are engineering shops producing railway stock and motors, jute spinning and weaving mills, and match and joinery works.