Growth Center Schemes

In order to promote industrialisation of backward areas, the central Governments announced in June 1988 the scheme for establishment 70 Growth Centres throughout the country. Each growth centre would be bestowed with the best of infrastructural facilities to facilitate and promote industrial growth.

Backward Area

A Study Group identified Backward Districts based on districts as they stood in the Census Report of 1991.

State & UT to be considered Backward
Industrially Backward Districts

North Eastern Schemes

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. Many schemes have been proposed by the SSI Ministry and Centre.

The SSI schemes for North Eastern States are:

IID Schemes

Transport Subsidy Scheme, 1971

Fiscal Incentives to new industrial units and their substantial expansion

Relaxation of PMRY norms

Development of village and small industries sector

Other incentives

Central Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme

Central Interest Subsidy Scheme, 1997

Central Comprehensive Insurance Scheme, 1997


Scheme on Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) for Women.


Promotional Schemes for Women

Schemes for Weaker Section

Special schemes for SC/ST and other weaker sections have been introduced.