District Industries Centre

The District Industries Centre (DIC), Puducherry was established on 1st July 1978. DIC is an institution set up at the District Level, which provides wide range of services and support to the entrepreneurs, educated unemployed youth, artisans /artisan societies for setting up of Micro Enterprises.

DIC with its head office functioning at Puducherry and three sub-offices in the outlying District of Karaikal and regions of Mahe and Yanam plays a vital role in the area of developing budding entrepreneurs, providing employment opportunities to the educated unemployed youth by imparting various training under Vocational, In plant, Handicrafts, Silk and Coir training schemes. It also provides financial assistance under Central and State Sponsored schemes viz. PMEGP and MUPSES respectively for setting up of self employment ventures and marketing assistance for sale of products by the industrial units of Puducherry by participating in various Exhibitions/Trade Fairs in the country.
DIC extends their wide services in establishing new industries to obtain various clearances/permission through a system called Industrial Guidance Bureau (IGB) where the entrepreneur/industrialists have been taken care in all respects in the course of obtaining permission/clearance/license for setting up of new industries.

Industrial Guidance bureau (IGB) –

Industrial guidance bureau facilitates the entrepreneurs in obtaining clearances from various departments/Agencies in a time bound and efficient manner for setting up of industrial units.

  • IGB receives common applications from the promotors of the project. After scrutiny, the applications are forwarded with relevant documents to the departments concerned for clearances.
  • Each department processes the applications simultaneously adhering to the time limit of 30 days for decision on issue of clearances.
  • A high level empowered committee(HLEC) under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Ministers of Industries meets periodically and scrutinizes red and orange category units in addition to large and medium scale units of green category and gives “in principle” clearance for issue of permission/clearances by departments.
  • A Facilitation-cum-review meeting is held every week with the officials of the line departments to review the progress of the pending applications and to guide the new entrepreneurs in getting the clearances.


Development of Industries Scheme
Development of Handicrafts Scheme
Development of Choir Industries Scheme
PMEGP Scheme
RTI to District Industries Centre


Office Address:
Govt. Road, first Floor,
Mini Civil Station,
Yanam – 533464

Email  :  dicyanam[at]nic[dot]in
Ph.       :  08842321257