is a small town and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated around 90Km from Delhi. Khurja supplies a large portion of the ceramics and pottery used in the country, hence is sometime called; Khurja: The Ceramic Town.
is famous worldwide for its ceramic industries. A lot of ceramic products produced are exported worldwide and some are distributed all across India. A wide array of ceramic products ranging from cutlery to sanitary ware is manufactured. Though an industrial region, Khurja severely lacks the infrastructure for good industry by European standards. Nonetheless, industry has flourished there. Since there are often power cuts lasting around eight hours, all factories and most homes have private generators. The municipality water supply is not enough for everybody's need so everybody has water pumps, pumping groundwater, subermersibble.
There are nearly 400 factories, making ceramic items, including sanitary goods, fuses, cuts-outs, ashtrays, electric goods, footsteps etc. But those who are involved in the traditional craft on pottery constitute only a handful. The uniqueness of its splendid pottery is that in spite of being hand-made and hand painted, It is very reasonably priced. In the 1970s the Government of U.P upgraded all the existing potteries and modernization has increased its market prospects, especially in the hospitality industry.
also hosts one of the two Central Ceramics and Glass Research Institutes in India(CSIR)
. Now, Khurja also has a flourishing meat industry. Most of the meat industries are on mundakhera road and mostly meat exported to Gulf Countries.