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New State Industrial Policy 2013 likely to be operational by October: Gogoi

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August 16, 2013 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

New State Industrial Policy 2013 likely to be operational by October: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said the state government is working on a new industrial policy, which is likely to be implemented from October.
 

“A new State Industrial Policy 2013 is under formulation and is expected to be operational from October,” said Gogoi at the flag-hoisting ceremony on Independence Day in Guwahati.
 

The government is focusing on employment generation through rapid economic development and industrialisation, particularly in the small, medium, village and cottage segments, added the minister.
 

“The disbursement target for medium, small and micro enterprise loans in the state for 2013-14 was fixed at Rs 3,800 crore, which is an increase of nearly 50 per cent over the previous year," said Gogoi.

 

Investments in these sectors grew over five-fold to Rs 274.18 crore last year from Rs 48.89 crore in 2001, he added.
 

He said over 3.5 lakh unemployed youth have been provided jobs in the government sector through both regular and contractual routes in the past decade.
 

"During the last 12 years, apart from the government sector, 71 lakh persons were provided self-employment avenues under various self-employment schemes for both individuals and self-help groups," said Gogoi.


More than 75 crore man-days have been created in this period through many schemes, he said.

 

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