The DICs came into existence in the year 1978. The realization of the need to make the district as a focal point of industrial planning and development crystallized in the establishment of DICs. The DICs are considered as an institutional innovation to assist small scale industrial units at three important stages viz., pre-investment, investment and post-investment stages. They are also considered as a single window of clearance for industrial units. Announcing the Industrial Policy Statement of l977, Mr. George Fernandez, the then Union Minister of Industries made the following statement in the Parliament. In each district there will be one agency to deal with all the requirements of small and village industries. Under the single roof of DIC, all the services and support required by small and village entrepreneurs will be provided. 
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to eradicate unemployment illteracy poverty and to develop the industries