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.
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.