Small Scale Industries in Assam



The Small Scale Industries have vital contribution in the process of industrialization, employment generation and in fulfillment of socio-economic objectives in Assam. Presently the small-scale industries have been sub- divided into Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 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 Micro Small and Medium sector, 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.


Year wise Growth of SSI/MSME units, Employment, Investment and Production in Assam, 2001-02 to 2012-13:


District wise Number of Registered MSME units under the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, 2011-12 and 2012-13:


Number of Investment in Plant & Machinery and Workers under the Commissionerate Commerce, 2011-12 and 2012-13: