Balrampur town is known for Balrampur Chini Mills, one of the largest sugar manufacturing industry in the country.In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Balrampur one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 115  districts  all over india selected as  aspirational district in Uttar Pradesh currently selected by Niti Ayog.