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FICCI- Assam State Council works closely with the State Government & State’s Industry on policy issues, promoting local trade linkages and entrepreneurship, business linkages for the states industries through a focused approach of seeking policy intervention, advocacy and through its own set of initiatives.

FICCI also partnered with the State Government of Assam to organise the first ever Global Investor’s summit organised in Assam ‘Advantage Assam’. Apart form this the state council takes up policy advocacy initiatives and organises a number of events and interactions with a view to facilitate industrial development in the state.

To help guide its efforts and initiatives, Assam State Council has formed sectoral sub-committees for Manufacturing, Tourism, Policy and Taxation, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Agro-Food Processing.

FICCI ASC is been committed to a focused approach to promote first generation entrepreneurship in the state in order to make the state investment ready for competing in manufacturing and services sector with the state’s neighbouring countries as connectivity and linkages improve.

Focus Sector of FICCI ASC:
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Agro-food Processing
  3. Skill Development
  4. Tourism

Assam is the second largest and the most populous state in North East Region of India. The state shares border with all North Eastern states except Sikkim. It is also strategically placed as it shares international borders with Bhutan And Bangladesh and offers critical connect between these countries and the North East. Being located closer to the growing ASEAN economies, the state offers great opportunity for trade and investment.

While the economy is primarily agrarian, Industrialisation in Assam dates back to 1833 with the beginning of commercial production of Tea for Exports. It also has the oldest refineries in Asia in a town called Digboi which started production in 1901. Pre Independence it was one of the richest state in India because of the Geo-Strategic connectivity with neighbouring countries and available Tea and Oil resources and a booming inland waterways.

Even today, the state is the largest producer of Tea, contributing to more than 50% of India’s total Tea production. Assam has plentiful natural resources viz. Petroleum, Lime stone, Coal, Water etc. As of today, Assam produces the largest is the largest share of on-shore Petroleum and Gas. Its handloom industry is world famous because of the unique Muga - The golden silk.

The state has been able to attract substantial investments in sectors like, pharmaceuticals, Food Processing, Personal Care products, petro chemicals etc.

From the perspective of Tourism and Natural Flora and Fauna, Assam is Global Bio Diversity hotspot because of the presence of one-horned Indian rhinoceros, wild water buffalo, pygmy hog, tiger and various species of Asiatic birds etc. It is a most sought after destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. The mighty Brahmaputra River that runs through the state like a spine offers plentiful opportunities for river tourists and further investments in the cruising sector.

31.21 million people comprising of a multi ethnic and rich cultural heritage showcases the diverse fabric of Assam’s population. Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi & English are some of the key languages spoken in the state.



Timeline

2024
Feb
Event

Budget Viewing Session

Jan
Event

Assam State Council Meeting

2023
Oct
Event

Interactive Meeting with KOTRA (Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)

Apr
Event

State Investment Round Table in Assam

2022
Jun
Event

Procurement by CPSEs with Special Focus on Vendor Interface with MSEs

2021
Dec
Event

Leveraging Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Different Sectors in Assam

Oct
Event

Workshop on Cyber Security for MSMEs

May
Event

"The Pickle Workshop"

Feb
Event

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop (Online) on 'Use of Solar Water Pumping Solutions (micro-pumps) for Agriculture and allied activities in Assam'

Jan
Event

National Agri Horticultural Show

Study

Agri-Horti sector in Assam - Emerging opportunities

Study

Agri Horti Sector in Assam : Shelf of projects

2020
Jun
Event

Emerging Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Assam post COVID

Feb
Event

Union Budget 2020 - Panel Discussion in Assam

2019
Dec
Event

Awareness Program on Digital Marketing

Sep
Event

Opportunities in Plastic industry - Handholding workshop

Aug
Event

Awareness workshop on Intellectual property Rights

Jul
Event

Industry Academia Interaction at Guwahati on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day

Event

Consultative workshop on E-waste management

Event

Union Budget 2019-20 Viewing Session in Guwahati

May
Event

Workshop on National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

Apr
Event

Enterprise Series Northeast: Training program on Exports

Event

Training Program on Strategic Digital Marketing

Events

Feb, 2024

Budget Viewing Session

Feb 01, 2024 Guwahati

Jan, 2024

Assam State Council Meeting

Jan 23, 2024 Guwahati

Oct, 2023

Interactive Meeting with KOTRA (Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)

Oct 10, 2023 Assam

Apr, 2023

State Investment Round Table in Assam

Apr 27, 2023 Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati

Jun, 2022

Procurement by CPSEs with Special Focus on Vendor Interface with MSEs

Jun 11, 2022 Hotel Gateway Grandeur, Guwahati, 10:30 AM - 13:00 PM

Dec, 2021

Leveraging Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Different Sectors in Assam

Dec 15, 2021 Virtual Platform, 4:00 PM

Oct, 2021

Workshop on Cyber Security for MSMEs

Oct 22, 2021 Hotel Taj Vivanta, Guwahati, 10:00am

May, 2021

"The Pickle Workshop"

May 28, 2021 Virtual Platform, 10am - 2pm

Feb, 2021

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop (Online) on 'Use of Solar Water Pumping Solutions (micro-pumps) for Agriculture and allied activities in Assam'

Feb 19, 2021 Virtual Platform, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Jan, 2021

National Agri Horticultural Show

Jan 22 - Jan 23, 2021 Digital Agriculture: Harnessing the Power of Technology and Global Innovations

Jun, 2020

Emerging Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Assam post COVID

Jun 10, 2020 Virtual Platform, 03:00 PM - 05:15 PM

Feb, 2020

Union Budget 2020 - Panel Discussion in Assam

Feb 04, 2020 Guwahati, Assam

Dec, 2019

Awareness Program on Digital Marketing

Dec 24, 2019 Guwahati

Sep, 2019

Opportunities in Plastic industry - Handholding workshop

Sep 13, 2019 Dibrugarh, Assam

Aug, 2019

Awareness workshop on Intellectual property Rights

Aug 08, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Jul, 2019

Industry Academia Interaction at Guwahati on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day

Jul 15, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Consultative workshop on E-waste management

Jul 09, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Union Budget 2019-20 Viewing Session in Guwahati

Jul 05, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

May, 2019

Workshop on National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

May 29, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Apr, 2019

Enterprise Series Northeast: Training program on Exports

Apr 30 - May 01, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Training Program on Strategic Digital Marketing

Apr 06 - Apr 08, 2019 Guwahati, Assam

Chair

Ravi Kr. Patwa

Managing Partner, RKP Associates RKP Associates

Co-Chair

Joydeep Gupta

Director, BMG Informatics Pvt Ltd