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The world’s largest tea producing region.

ASSAM

Situated in northeast India, Assam is the highest producer of onshore natural gas in the country. The state produces more than half of India’s tea.

The economy of Assam is mainly based on agriculture and oil and is home to India’s oldest oil refinery. Abundant in natural resources, the state has a dedicated tea park, food processing park, agri-export zones, and four oil refineries.



Key upcoming projects

- Six infrastructure projects are planned under a new scheme called City Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF)

- Mass Rapid Transit System is planned in Guwahati

- Smart port townships are being planned along the river of Brahmaputra

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Guwahati is the city identified in Assam

Highlights

  • 1
    India's oldest operating oil refinery at Digboi
  • 2
    Highest producer of onshore natural gas in India
  • 3
    Contributes 50% to tea production in India

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Power

Power

Northeastern states of India have a hydropower potential of 63,257 MW, which is about 43% of the total assessed hydropower potential of the country. Out of this, Assam has a capacity to produce 680 MW of hydropower.

Textile, Handloom and Handicraft

Textile, Handloom and Handicraft

Assam is the largest producer of gold silk. It ranks 3rd in the country for production of Vanya silk. It also has 51 species of different bamboos.

Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

Termed as the land of “Blue Hills and Red River” Assam is the gateway to the north-eastern states and has been aptly described as the sentinel of northeast India. The state recorded the arrival of 5.7 million tourists in 2016.

Agri-Horticulture and Food Processing

Agri-Horticulture and Food Processing

With 98.4% of the total land mass in rural areas, agriculture and allied activities are the major occupations in Assam. The state has a net cultivable area of 2.8 million ha, out of which 88% of the total land is available for cultivation.

Information Technology

Information Technology

An incubation centre is being set up to encourage the IT entrepreneurship in the state.

 

Pharma and Medical

Pharma and Medical

The state is home to more than 952 species of plants used in medical practices. About 10 pharmaceutical units have started their production in the state, with a cumulative investment of USD 142 million.

 

Plastic and Petrochemicals

Plastic and Petrochemicals

Assam accounts for almost 15% of India's total crude oil output. The state has reserves of 1.3 billion tonnes of crude oil and 156 billion cubic metre of natural gas and hence is an ideal destination for energy.

 

River Transport and Port Township

River Transport and Port Township

15 of the declared 111 national waterways, including NW-2 of the Brahmaputra River pass through Assam. The state government is planning to increase inland waterways transportation’s share of cargo traffic from 3% to 10%, making it 35 metric tonnes per annum.