Assam which derives its name from the word "Asama" meaning peerless, is the world's largest tea-producing region.
The state is rich in water resources and has vast tracts of fertile land
The Government has set a target to generate 6,500-megawatt (MW) power in the state by 2030.
With its five national parks and 18 wildlife sanctuaries, the state is a biodiversity hotspot
Renowned for arts, crafts and cottage industries, mainly handloom.
Assam exported key items such as tea, petroleum products, coal, coke and briquettes and other products
Other potential areas of investment include power and energy, mineral-based industries, tourism, and crude oil refining
of global Muga silk production
US$ 41.35 million
allocated by the government for the Handloom Textiles and Sericulture Department
US$ 304 million
loan agreement between India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement Project
51.77 million kgs
production of tea in the State between January 2021 and April 2021
of India's total annual tea production comes from the state.
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Reliance Industries has announced major investments in the state
Indian Oil runs refining operations in Digboi - India's oldest refinery
TATA Group to begin 17 cancer care centres across Assam from 2019
SpiceJet has been planning river plane service on Brahmaputra
Sun Pharmaceutical has invested to expand production operations
The Government of India, the State Government of Assam, and the World Bank have signed a US$88mn loan agreement to help modernise the passenger ferry sector
The Government of India has budgeted US$780 million for the North East Gas Grid project for the eight northeastern states.
North-East India's biggest industrial project at a cost of US$1.4b
Mass Rapid Transit System to ease traffic congestion in Guwahati
Six infra projects planned under City Infrastructure Development Fund
has identified Guwahati in Assam for urban development programme
worth US$9.38bn through the Bharatmala Pariyojana initiative is being developed.
India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments