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Government Of Assam Majuli District

District Industries and Commerce Centre


    Industries & Commerce is one of the core sectors which builds a nation’s economy. After independence, although India’s economy was started with (The 1st plan) to emphasize on agricultural sector and after its tremendous success, the very next effort (The 2nd plan) was to boost economy through rapid industrialization and development of public sector.

    Role of District Industries & Commerce centres(DICC)

    District Industries centres (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with an objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and rural industries in a particular area and to make available to them for necessary services and facilities at one place. Each DIC is headed by a General Manager assisted by Project manager, Functional manager, Assistant Director, Assistant managers and extension officers to look after the following activities:

    1. Economic Investigation
    2. Awareness and training programme
    3. Credit facilities
    4. Marketing assistance

    Objectives of DICC

    1. To accelerate efforts for industrialisation of the district.
    2. Providing the benefits of the Government schemes to the new and existing entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas.
    3. To attain economic equality among rural and urban areas of the district through employment generation.

    Functions of DICC

    1. Acts as focal point of the industrialisation of a district.
    2. Preparing Industrial profile of the district.
    3. Compilation of information about local source of raw materials and their industrial utility.
    4. Guidance and awareness to entrepreneurs through training programme.
    5. Assessment of infrastructural facilities.
    6. Assessment of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
    7. To provide information about various govt schemes.
    8. To prepare techno-economic feasibility report.
    9. Acts as a link between financial institutions and entrepreneurs.
    10. Helps entrepreneurs to obtain license from APDCL, NOC from various govt bodies and boards.
    11. Implements govt sponsors schemes like PMEGP, SVAYEM etc.
    12. Organise exhibitions, trade fairs for providing marketing exposure of the products.

    Office of the Superintendent of Industries & Commerce, Majuli at a glance

    The office of the superintendent of Industries & Commerce, Majuli a sub-divisional entity of then undivided district of Jorhat established in the year 1990. The sub-divisional establishments have been running under functional guidance of GM, DICC. However, an independent office of the General Manager, DICC Majuli is going to be establish soon which is initiated under (Govt order vide no CI./76/2016/74, Dt. 20/03/2019).

    Training centre

    1. Name of the centre -> Handicraft training centre, Citadar Chuk (Besides CRPF camp)
    2. Total Land area -> 2 Bigha

    The office building is presently at Garamur (rented), besides Canara Bank, Garamur branch. The proposed permanent office building will be constructed near the Handicraft training centre, Citadar Chuk. The process is being initiated.


    S. N. Name of the Scheme About the Scheme Remarks
    1 Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) It is a credit linked subsidy programme administered by ministry of MSME, Govt of India and implemented by KVIC, KVIB, DICC and Banks Objectives 1. To generate continuous and sustainable employment opportunities in rural and urban areas of the country by setting up of micro enterprises. 2. To Facilitate participation of financial institutions for higher credit inflow to micro sector. Salient features of the scheme The scheme is implemented through KVIC and State/UT KVIB in rural areas and through DICC in rural and urban areas in 30:30:40 ratio among KVIC/KVIB and DICC respectively. There is no income selling for setting up of the projects. Educational qualification Class VIII pass standard. Age Any Indian citizen above 18 years of age Assistance will be available only to the new units. Existing units who have already availed govt subsidy and other schemes of central and state governments are not eligible. Negative list includes Animal husbandry, sales of all intoxicant items, sales of animal meat, manufacturing of plastic bags below 20microns. For more details: log into www.kviconline.govt.in and PMEGP eportal. Target has already been received for 2019-20.
    2 Biponi Objectives 1. To support micro and small enterprises. 2. To participate in different trade fairs and events within the state, in the country and abroad for marketing of their products and its exposure. Implementation Marketing promotion within the state: 1. General manager, DICC will identify the important events/ exhibitions held within the district where large number of visitors gather. Some important events are Rash Mohotsav at Majuli and Nalbari, Doulutsav at Barpeta, Borsobha at Auniati satra, annual event of Srimanta Sankar Sangha, Sivaratri mela at Sivasagar, Ambubashi mela at Kamakhya temple, Ashokastami mela at Dhubri, Dibru-Saikhowa utsav at Tinisukia, etc. 2. At least 100 numbers of participants covering all the districts will be selected for participation in the identified events/ exhibitions. 3. GM,DICC concerned will manage the stalls in collaboration with the organisers will fix an amount of maximum Rs.5000/entrepreneur towards stall rent which will be paid directly to the entrepreneurs through cheques. For participants of other districts, a fixed lump sum of Rs.500/day for the exhibition period will be provided as grant to meet as TA, Fooding and Lodging. 4. GM, DICC can sponsor the participants to other districts too. District wise targets will be fixed by the commissioner of Industries & Commerce. Marketing promotion outside the state: 1. A national level exhibition will be held outside the state like India International trade fair, Delhi Hut etc will be prepared by commissioner of Industries & Commerce. Applications are invited through newspapers. Participants are selected on the basis of their products quality, performance in the fairs/exhibitions held within the state. Selected participants are reimbursed 50% of the stall rent subject to a ceiling of Rs.10000 only and sleeper class railway fare for 2 persons for to and fro per unit, Rs.300 per person/day towards fooding and lodging. In case, the number of participants in a single fare is more than 10(ten) and officer from the department may accompany the participants along with TA and DA. For promotion of “ Brand Assam” a basket of products are identified for marketing promotion outside the country. The selected participants will be provided free stall space on sharing basis and airfare of economy class for 1 person/unit along with Rs.1000 per person/day for the fair period along with TA and DA, fooding and lodging.  
    3 Boneej The scheme was announced on the 26th July, 2016 by then honourable minister of finance in a budget speech. The aim of the scheme to provide special grant for rural enterprises in micro sector. Rural industries in Assam include Cane and Bamboo products, Jute crafts, Brass and bell metal, Pottery, Black smithy, Water hyacinth, Mask making, Food products, Agarbatti etc. Quantum of grants: A grant of Rs.25000 to each unit located in rural areas with annual turnover not exceeding Rs.5 lakhs. The grants is given for procurement of advanced tools and equipments. Eligibility 1. The unit should be located in rural areas. 2. The unit should be an existing one and having operational for minimum 2 years. 3. Applicant should have age between 18 years-50 years. 4. No qualification bar. 5. The unit should have availed term loan/working capital not less than Rs.1 lakh. Selection procedure The application should be submitted through GM, DICC as per Performa along with necessary documents. After scrutinization of the application form, the applications are placed at DLC (District Level Committee) and forwarded to commissioner of Industries & Commerce for release of funds. After receipt of fund, DICC transfers it directly to the beneficiary’s Bank account. DICC will submit utilisation certificate within 30 days.  
    4 Sarothi (The Start up Assam) Introduction The 1st generation entrepreneur are facing couple of problems to convert their ideas into reality due to lack of adequate resources in the form of equity, loan, etc. Banks and other financial institutions are usually reluctant to provide loan to a new comer. To overcome such hurdles the state government has launched a new scheme called Chief Minister’s start up fund “SAROTHI” with an initial amount of corpus Rs. 10 crore for the financial year 2016/17. The fund shall be managed by Industries & Commerce Department and the validity of the scheme will be 5 years. Objectives The basic objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance in the form of loan with interest subvention through a designated bank (Assam Gramin Vikash Bank) @ 5% per annum.  
    5 SVAYEM (Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment programme) Introduction The govt of Assam has introduced this credit linked subsidy scheme in the year 2017 through a cabinet decision. This flagship programme is started in the financial year 2018-19. Objectives To provide financial support to the youths of Assam for taking up income generating activities in the manufacturing, trade and service sector. To create employment for youths in rural and urban areas in Assam through setting up new ventures and growing existing ventures. Quantum of loan 1. Rs.1 lakh for new ventures. 2. Rs.2 lakhs for existing ventures. Rate of subsidy @20% (flat) For Rs.1lakh subject to maximum of Rs.20000. For Rs.2lakhs subject to maximum of Rs.40000. Margin money contribution 1. Rs.25000 for loan amount of Rs.1lakh. 2. Rs.50000 for loan amount of Rs.2lakhs. Eligibility 1. Resident of Assam. 2. Age- Above 18years. 3. Educational qualification: Class VIII pass standard. Selection procedure After scrutinisation and verification of the application, the proposals are placed to DLTFC for approval as per allotted targets for the district. The DLTFC headed by Deputy Commissioner of the district, GM DICC as member secretary, LDM and other dignitaries. The proposals are then sponsored to the concerned bank branches as per service area (GP wise) jurisdiction. After getting sanctioned by the banks, the beneficiaries are asked to deposit margin money as per schematic amount. The Banks will write and ask the Nodal Bank for releasing subsidy. After receiving subsidy, Banks will disburse the remaining amount in the form of loan. Under Implementation
    6 Entrepreneurs Memorandum EM-Part I: Anyone who intends to establish a micro, small and medium enterprise engaged in production or rendering services may file EM-part I to DICC. EM-Part II: existing enterprises can file registration under MSME to enable different incentives under Industrial policies of state and central government.  
    7 Udyug Aadhar Udyug Aadhar is also a process of registration which links Aadhar with bank accounts of the applicants concerned. Udyug Aadhar may supersede EM-Part I & EM-Part II later.  
    8 Incentives under North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) Under NEIDS, the govt is going to provide various incentives primarily the MSME sector to promote employment in the North-East. All eligible industrial units is considered to get benefits for one or more components.  
    9 Cluster Development programme Cluster development is a design or zoning that involves grouping houses on smaller lots in governments, consultants and other sections of society. Based on a region’s or areas unique assets, an economic cluster results tremendous socio-economic upliftment of that region or area. Example: A pottery cluster at Kumargaon (Salmora), Majuli is under interventions. Proposed
    10 National Bamboo Mission To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw materials requirement of industries. The bamboo plantations will be promoted predominantly in farmer’s field, home steads, community lands, arable waste lands, along irrigation canals and water bodies etc. Going to start
    11 APART Project APART would lay special focus on value addition in the production and post harvest segments of selected agricultural commodities. To facilitate Agro-business investments through inclusive business models. To stimulate the establishment of new small and medium agro business.  


    In a nutshell, the achievement of Govt. schemes at Majuli is as follows:-






    Target: 61 nos

    Benefitted: 51 nos

    Total Corpus of loan:Rs.1.41crores



    Boneej(Start up Assam)

    60 nos. of beneficiaries

    Amount; Rs.15 lakhs(as grants-in-aid)




    Target: 41 nos

    Benefitted: 28 nos

    Total Corpus of loan:Rs.1.24crores




    Target: 102 nos

    Benefitted: 27 nos

    Total Corpus of loan:Rs.86.50lakhs




    Target: 536 nos

    Sanctioned: 196 nos

    Disbursed :Rs.43 lakhs (in progress)