Covering an area of 78,438 sq km, Assam is located in the South of the Eastern Himalayas. Popularly known as the 'land of the red river and blue hills', Assam is the largest economy of the Northeast region.
Assam is rich in natural resources such as natural oil and gas, rubber, tea, and minerals such as granite, limestone and kaolin. Assam tea is a well recognized product, the world over.
Assam's exports increased at a CAGR of about 15.9 per cent between 2001-02 and 2008-09. In 2008-09, the state's major exports were chemicals, wood products and tea.
According to the Reserve Bank of India, FDI inflows from April 2000 to May 2010 amounted to US$ 64 million*. (*FDI inflows for RBI's Guwahati-region which includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.)State Presentation (November 2010)
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