Assam is a state of India in the north-eastern region. Its capital is Dispur, located within the municipal area of Guwahati city. Assam is known for its Tea gardens, old petroleum resources, Assam silk and its biodiversity.
Economy of Assam today represents a unique juxtaposition of backwardness amidst plenty. Agriculture accounts for more than a third of Assam’s income and employs 69 percent of total workforce. Assam is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas in India. Assam has four oil refineries located at Guwahati, Digboi, Numaligarh and Bongaigaon.