The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for 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. This included identification of suitable schemes, preparation of feasibility reports, arrangements for credit facilities, machinery and equipments, provision of raw materials and development of industrial clusters etc. This Centre caters to Promotion of MSMEs as also Registration and Development of Industrial Cooperatives.


The General Manager is the head of the District Industries Centre. The post of General Manager is of Joint Director Level. The General Manager is assisted by the Manager (Credit), Manager (Economic Investigation), Manager (Development), Manager (Handloom) and an Administrative Assistant.  

The functioning of DICs and their achievement is monitored by the Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) and Director Of Industries & Commerce. The Review of the General Managers is organized frequently to evaluate the performance and also help in resolving difficulties in implementation of different schemes. 


There are 14 (fourteen) District Industries Centres (DICs), one each in the 14 districts of the state.

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