The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.


The District Industries Centre is the institution at the District level, which provides all the services and support facilities to the entrepreneur for setting up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. We helps in the identification of suitable schemes, preparation of feasibility reports, arrangements for credit facilities, machinery and equipments, provision of raw materials and development of industrial clusters and gives the valuable handholding support.


Kollam as a district has historically been an area of industrial importance for kerala.The district had major industrial units like ALIND, Quilon Seramics etc.But, Most of these old public sector industries has fell sick or have been closed.But, Still The district has shown great export potential through marine and cashew industries.Now The Cashew sector is also showing weekness.Even though the major sectors in kollam is showing weekness, kollam is showing good growth prospects in small scale industrial sector.The Role of District Industries Centre, Kollam is notable in keeping the pace of economic development of Kollam despite the setback in the major sectors of coir and cashew.


District Industries Centre, Kollam is situated in the heart of kollam city near the famous ashramom ground.It is very much connected by road with the main bus stand only nearly 2 kms away. District Industries Centre Kollam is very near to the kollam railway station and is easily approachable from the station by a walkable distance.The DIC has recently established an incubation centre which is equipped with a good library of motivational and industrially relevant magazine.The incubation centre is providing the service of a technically capable officer not below the rank of industries extension officer to give guidance to the upcoming investors.


There are four Taluk Industries Offices under DIC Kollam at Kollam , Karunagappally , Pathanapuram and Kottarakkara Taluks.


MSMEs Started during the period 2011-16









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