grasses and the reeds. Nal, Khagari and Bheesang are available in the state which can be utilised for industrial purpose.
|Upper Assam can supply||57,000 tons of Nal|
|Central " " "||4,822 " " "|
Sugar-cane occupies another important place so far the economic plants are concerned. The area under sugar-cane plantation is 64,150 acres and estimated production is 66,625 tons. The content of the cane juice and yield can be increased by scientific planning. For all this, we have by this time one Sugar Mill started on co-operative basis with a capacity of 800 tons only.
Coal is another largest source of Power in India. Assam fortunately possesses coal also. This coal is found in tertiary bed, and legsite deposits have been discovered. But this requires proper survey and assessment. Up-to-date informations received, reveal that Assam Coal has a low ash content and some are cokings. The tar obtained from Assam coal has also been found to be of high quality for chemical processing and hydrogenation. In this direction, one sub-station of Fuel Research has been established in the Province
I have indicated, in brief, the present state of development in the indus- trial field in the State of Assam in the face of her immense possibilities. I have indicated, the position of Assam so far her wealth is concerned in certain fields only. The complete assessment of her wealth has not yet been made, not to speak of industrialisation of the state utilising her resources to develop her so that Assam may occupy the right place in the industrial map of India.
"I had my money and my friend,
I lent my money to my friend,
I asked my money of my friend,
I lost my money and my friend."