Small Scale Industries in Assam

 

 

The strategy for industrial growth in Assam must focus on generating jobs for unemployed youth to ensure regionally balanced, socially equitable and economically inclusive growth. The Small Scale Industries have played vital role in fulfilment of socio-economic development perspectives in Assam. Presently the small-scale industries have been sub- divided into Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006. The categorization of enterprises is made based on their investment in plant and machineries in case of manufacturing sector or in equipments in case of service sector. In this context, special focus has been given by the State Government on development of the MSME sector for generation of economic activities and skill development in employable trades with a view to generate rural income and employment. For speedy growth of this sector, the Government of Assam has already brought some simplification in its procedures in respect of registration as well as declared incentives in its Industrial Policy - 2008.

 

Growth of SSI/MSME units, Employment, Investment and Production in Assam, 2001-02 to 2013-14:

 

Number of Registered MSME units under the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Assam, 2011-12 to 2013-14:

 

Number of Investment in Plant & Machinery and Workers under the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Assam, 2011-12 to 2013-14: