Policies for Priority Sector
A Study Group identified Backward Districts based on districts as they stood in the Census Report of 1991.
A. CATEGORY ‘A’ INDUSTRIALLY BACKWARD DISTRICTS (53)
B. CATEGORY ‘B’ INDUSTRIALLY BACKWARD DISTRICTS (70)
North Eastern Policy
A coordination committee for industrialization of the North Eastern states, Sikkim and Hills states has been set up to promote this sector. The North Eastern Industrial Policy was approved by the cabinet on November 20,1997.
A special women cell has been opened to provide coordination and assistance by MSME-DO. Several EDP programmes are conducted to introduce process/product EDPs.
An outstanding women entrepreneur award has been instituted by MSME-DO to recognize the achievements by SSI women entrepreneurs.