Ninety-three industries registered

ILLAM: The Cottage and Small-scale Industries Development Committee, Ilam, said 93 industries and 52 business firms were registered in the district the last fiscal year.

Among the industries registered are 28 rice mills, nine computer firms, 13 tailoring firms and

12 dairies. Likewise, nine lollipop firms, dry noodles, house-wiring and tea processing plants, handmade paper, furniture and consultancies.

Industry officer at the District Industries Development Office Bishwaraman Acharya said only 40 per cent of the registered industries are operating.

The office provided skill development training to 228 persons and most of them are running their own businesses. The office collected Rs 4,62,000 last fiscal year from registration and transfer of ownership of industries, business firms and consultancies.