Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce

Department of Industries & Commerce




Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Assam is committed to achieve excellence in facilitating trade, industry and promote investment in the State of Assam by streamlining and simplifying the procedures for various applications and subsidies under NEIIPP 2007 and State Industrial Policy.

The growing investment climate coupled with comprehensive central investment policy for NER (NEIIPP 2007) and liberalized Assam State Industrial policy 2008 provides attractive incentives/ subsidies for attracting investment in the region. 

  • Special tax incentives for Export Oriented Units (EOUs) and potential for investment in key infrastructure areas.

  • Vast natural resources such as oil, natural gas and minerals, hydro energy,  diverse agro-climatic zones, forest resources and medicinal plants makes the region the best choice for investors.

  • Its geographical location is advantageous for foreign trade with neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, China etc.

  • The state is well placed to serve the needs and markets of other states of the North East.

  • It is favoured destination for tourists because of its pleasant climate and scenic landscape.

  • Availability of skilled and cheap man power.

  • Assam is poised to have surplus quality power in the near future through the National Power Grid which is in advanced stage of implementation

  • The Rs. 5460 crores Assam Gas Cracker Project with joint venture of GAIL, NRL, OIL, and Govt. of Assam which is scheduled to be complete within 2012 will generate lot of investment opportunities for polymer based industries and engineering industries in petro chemical sector

  • The river Brahmaputra is the National Waterway No.2 of the country.

  • Strong language and communication skills, since English is a widely spoken language in the region

  • Proactive administrative support and facilitation.


» Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

» Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

» Facilitating Infrastructure Development

» Promotion of Investment and growth in the industrial sector in the state through private/ public/ public private partnerships

» Publicity and Marketing support to industries

» Preparation of a policy paper for inclusive growth


To achieve sustainable & balanced industrial growth leading to more employment opportunities, income & economic development of the state.


  • To promote entrepreneurship in Assam
  • To create a favourable climate for industrial growth

  • To Develop Assam as a major hub for Enterprises based on available resources

  • To generate additional employment

  • To encourage adoption of environment friendly and sustainable technologies