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Industrial Infrastructure

With a view to provide infrastructure facilities to the Prospective Entrepreneurs/Investors the Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and the Assam Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (AIIDC) have been asked to develop new Industrial parks by procuring more land in the State. Meanwhile various Industrial Infrastructures such as several Industrial Growth Centres, IID Projects, Industrial Parks etc. have already been established in almost all the districts of the State. Open land of 80 lakh sq. m. have already been developed and so far 32 lakh sq. m. have been allotted to various Industrial Projects in the State. The remaining 48 lakh sq. m. or 1000 acres of developed land is available today. Besides readymade industrial sheds, the Department is in possession of huge plots of fully developed open land ready for allotment to the prospective parties interested in establishing their industries in different locations in the State.

Industrial Infrastructure at a glance
A brief of the overall industrial infrastructure present in Assam for an investor.

Export Promotion Industrial Park

1

Specialized Industrial Park

Industrial Growth Centres

3

Food Park at Nalbari

 Integrated Infrastructure Depots

10

Bamboo Park at Jagiroad

FPIP

1

Jute Park at Kharupetia, Udalguri

Industrial Estates

16

Textile Park at Silapathar

Industrial Areas

17

Plastic Park at Tinsukia

Growth Centres

11

Mega Agro-Hub at Boko

Mini Industrial Estates

6

Growth Pole Project at Kamrup

Commercial Estates

64

 

Common Service Workshop

2

 

TCPC/OL

8

 

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All with a total developed land area of 10.66 sq.km. out of which area covered by common facilities is 2.25 sq.km. Area of open space is 8.28 sq.km. while sheds numbering 1112 cover 125055.19 sq.m.

Allied Infrastructure


In addition to the industrial infrastructure, Assam boasts of the very well maintained support infrastructure in terms of power, transport and communication.

Power

With major energy players like NEEPCO and NHPC in the field of generating power in Assam, the state is well on its way to achieve not only self sufficiency in power but go into surplus in another two to three years. The Assam State Electricity Board comprising of its five companies dedicated to generation, supply and distribution of power is actively resurrecting power generation and at the same time implementing newer projects.

Transportation


The major modes of transportation in Assam are roadways, railways, airways and inland waterways. At present, there are two road cum rail bridges and one road bridge over the river Brahmaputra. Construction of a fourth bridge is about to start and feasibility report on a fifth bridge has been recently completed. With a total road length of approximately 69,000 kms. Assam accounts for approximately 60% of the total road length in the North-east. The major towns in the state are connected by National Highways. With a total rail route length of 2435.13 kms, Assam has a convenient railway network connecting the state to the rest of the country. Within the State, broad gauge rail network connects all the major towns. The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is 18 km from the city centre and is well connected to New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.

All major airlines operate regular flights to and from Guwahati. There are also regular intra-state air services connecting the six civil airports (Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Silchar & North Lakhimpur) of the state. Some of the tea gardens have their own air-strips and aircrafts. Additionally, the river Brahmaputra has been declared as the 2nd National Waterway of the country. Two Government-owned organisations (Central Inland Waterways Corporation and Directorate of Inland Waterways, Assam) operate water transport services on the river Brahmaputra and Barak on a commercial basis. These services are used for the transportation of passengers and goods alike. Assam's internal waterway network connects it to Bangladesh, giving it access to the ports of Chittagong, Kolkatta and Haldia.

Telecommunications

The telecommunication network in the state is growing at a fast pace compared to other parts of the country. With 269 telephone exchanges with approximately 1,20,000 working connections, Assam also boasts of an excellent mobile phone, WLL and broadband internet connectivity provided by a number of national telecom giants.




Site Last Updated on : January 22, 2017