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Potential Sectors of Investment
Mines & Minerals
Energy
Oil
Infrastructure Development
Transportation
Plastics and Polymers
Tourism
Entertainment
IT & ITES
Education
Aromatic and Medicinal Produce
Sericulture
Plantation
Horticulture & Floriculture
Food Processing
Organic Farming
Fresh Water Processing
Horticulture & Floriculture

The agro-climatic conditions favors cultivation of wide range of horticultural crops including plantation crops and various fruits and vegetables, flowers, spices, medicinal & aromatic plants, nut crops and tuber crops. Most horticulture products are organic as the use of Chemical Fertilizers is very low with the majority of the farmers still stick to traditional organic farming methods. Assam has over 600 varieties of Orchids. Around 200 varieties are unique to this region of which 60% are ornamental in nature. Assam also has a vast array of aromatic plants. At present most of the oils extracted are sold in crude form. Some of the plants are Citronella, Lemon Grass, Patchouli and Agar.

Exotics

Assam Lemon: An unique product of Assam with a high percentage of Vitamin C (10 mg.) besides Vitamin B (0.02 mg.), Niacin (0.1) per 100 gm. Extractable oil content of the peel is around 0.8% and can be used in the cosmetic industry.
Hatkora: An exclusive export item belonging to the citrus family. Peel is used for tenderizing meat and enhancing flavour in culinary dishes.
Orchids: Of the 925 varieties available in India, over 600 can be grown in Assam. Around 200 varieties are unique to this region of which 60% are ornamental in nature.
Aromatic Rice (Joha Rice): Quality comparable with any popular aromatic rice in the world.
Bhut Jalakia (Capsicum Chinensis Jacq.): Hottest chili on earth with Scovelli Heat Unit (SHG) of 10,41,047.

Site Last Updated on : January 22, 2017