Ambedkarnagar is noted for Tanda Terracotta. Major economic activities in the district are power looms and farming. The district also has a thermal power station belonging to the NTPC. There is also a cement manufacturing plant belonging to the Jaypee Group (Jaypee Ayoudha Grinding Unit). The district has one sugar factory called the Akbarpur Sugar Mill, which is situated near Mijhaura, about 10 km from the district headquarters. Many rice mills are present in Akbarpur, there is a Gaurav Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GAIPL) which is the biggest rice mill in Akbarpur, Ambedkarnagar. It was first established in A.D 2000, it was first named “Gaurav Industries” and then named “Gaurav Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GAIPL)”. There is a power and distribution transformer manufacturing industry named Achal Electricals situated on Dostpur road.