DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

        The Govt. of India introduced District Industries Centre during 1978. With a view to promote district-wise Industrial development in the Nation. During 1985 a seperate sub-office was formed at Karaikal. The activity of DIC was to survey the existing traditional and new Industries and als0 the availability of raw materials and human resources and making arrangements for training facilities in production / management of small units of entrepreneur.

        The first head of office         : Thiru. H. Seetharaman
        The present head of office  : Thiru G.Ramakrishnan, Functional Manager.

FUNCTIONS / OBJECTIVES

    *  Training unemployed youth in basic skills to enable them to take up
            self employment and other jobs in industrial units.

        *  Training in Handicrafts is imparted to unemployed youth.

        *  Training in Coir works are given to village youths.

       *  The PMRY scheme was implemented in this region since 1993 onwards. Selected beneficiaries are given financial assistance through banks.