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Economy

However, Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire. Primarily the Economy of the Agra district is agriculture based. Major crops are Wheat, Paddy, Bajra, Mustard, Potato etc. About 40% of the total economy of Agra depend on industry (Directly or Indirectly). Over 7200 Small Scale Industrial Units are spared all over the district. Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and sandstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicrafts products besides inlay work are : leatherware, Brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. Agra is also well known for its sweets 'Petha' and 'Ghazak' and saltish snack 'Dalmoth'. The main shopping areas of the city are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Raja-ki-Mandi, Sanjay Place and the Taj Complex. Shopping is recommended at the Govt. Emporium or Souvenir shops approved by U.P. Tourism. And above all, Agra is home to one of the wonders of the world; the splendid architectural monument of love Taj Mahal built in white marble stone. When tourists visit India , they bring dollars, pounds , and euros to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, and it helps the economy of India.

 

 

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