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Gracious Assam
Overview of the State
Assam - the Investment Climate
The Place & People
Places to See
Socio Economic Profile
State Indices
Traveler's Tips and Resources
How to Reach and where to Stay
State Indices

Socio - Economic and Geographical Indices

Geographical Location Latitudes 24oN to 28 oN and Longitudes 90 oE to 96 oE
Geographical area 78,43,800 Hectares
Forest area 20,12,319 Hectares (25.65 p.c. of Geographical area )
Total population 26.7 million (As per 2001 Census)
Male population 1.38 crores
Female population 1.28 crores
Sex ratio (per 1000 males) 1000:932 (As per 2001 Census)
Population density 340 per sq. kms.
Population under poverty line 36 % (All India - 27%)
Literacy rate 64. 28 %(As per 2001 Census)
Annual per capita income US$ 260
No. of districts 27
No. of civil sub-divisions 49
No. of towns 93
No. of blocks 219
No. of revenue circles 146
No. of villages 25590 (Inhabited - 24685; Uninhabited - 905)
No. of tea gardens 2472
Area under tea cultivation 3.15 lakh hectares
Horticulture crops Ginger, Orange, Citrus fruits, Banana, Pineapple, Arceanut, Coconut, Guava, Mango and Jackfruita
No. of National Parks 5 (Kaziranga National Parks: 430.00 sq. kms. Manos National Parks: 500.00 sq. kms. Nameri National Parks: 200.00 sq. kms. Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks: 340.00 sq. kms. Orang National Parks: 78.81 sq. kms.
Total area under National Parks 1548.81 sq. kms.
No. of Wildlife Sanctuaries 15
Total area under Wildlife Sanctuaries 81 sq. kms.
Important industries Tea Processing, Oil Refineries & Petrochemicals, Cement and Asbestos, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Pulp and Paper, Food Processing, Beverage and Confectionary, Jute based Herbal Medicine and Cosmetics, Silk, Plastic Processing, Polyester and Acrylic Yarn, Induction Furnace, Steel Re-rolling Mills, Iron Pipes, Metallurgical Coke, Calcinated Petroleum Coke, Engineering goods based etc.
Total number of regd. Factories 2511
Agro based industries 304
Forest based industries 338
Chemical based industries 63
Textile based industries 564
Engineering 252
No. of Co-operative Societies 8826 (as on 1999-2000)
Total no. of State level public enterprises 49
Category-wise length of roads National Highway- 2044 Kms, State Highway-2028 Kms,
Other PWD roads -29271 Kms
Airways (6 Civil airports) Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Silchar and North Lakhimpur
Railways N F Railway, Broad Gauge and Metre Gauge
Telecommunication 269 Telephone exchanges, Cell phone service available throughout Assam
Internet connections BSNL, VSNL, Satyam, Amtron, Tata Indicom, Airtel and Aircell are main Internet service providers through broadband, dial-up and wireless connectivity.
State Govt. Hospitals Hospitals- 161, Primary Health Centres- 610, Dispensaries-323, Rural Family Welfare Planning Centre- 268, Sub Centres- 5109
Universities -6 Gauhati University,
Dibrugarh University,
Tezpur Central University,
Assam University,
Assam Agriculture University,
K K Handique State Open University)
Technical Education
Engineering College -4
Medical College- 3
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT),
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET),
Tea Research Institute (TOCKLAI),
North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST),
Assam Engineering College(AEC),
National Institute of Technology, Silchar
Jorhat Engineering College(JEC)
Guwahati Medical College(GMC),
Assam Medical College(AMC),
Silchar Medical College (SMC),
Other Important Imp Educational Institutes Assam Govt. Homoeopathic and Hospital
Assam Government Ayurvedic College,
Assam Textile Institute,
Bongaigaon Polytechnic,
Dibrugarh Polytechnic,
Indian Institute of Handloom Technology,
Jyoti Chitraban Film and Television Institute,
Nowgong Polytechnic,
Silchar Polytechnic

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