NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Mineral Resources:
Oil and natural gas, coal, limestone, base metal, beryl, granite, clay, gypsum, iron, mica, mineral water, sillimanite and salt.

Forest Resources:
Timber, cane and bamboo.

Water Resources:
Assam has the unique advantage of 430 million acres feet of water resources which is used to generate hydro-electric power, widen the irrigation network and used as an inland water transport network. There is also considerable ground water resource in the Brahmaputra and Barak river basins which holds good prospects for utilisation.