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Assam

July, 2010

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', the state is a gateway to Northeast India.

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 October 2009 amounted to US$ 55.03 million*. (*FDI inflows for RBI's Guwahati-region which includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.)

State Presentation (April 2010)

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