Udyog Mitra, part of Department of Industries, Government of Bihar, disseminates relevant information to the investor pertaining to investment profiles for different industries and the various clearances required at the business entry stage.
Established under the Societies Act 21, 1860, Udyog Mitra was formed in 2004 by dissolving and merging two societies – Industrial Data Bank & Single Window System. Initially, Industrial Data Bank was functioning since 1986 for proving industrial data/information. Single window too was functioning as a Cell of Department of Industries since 1986 for solving the problems of the investor. Since 2004, Udyog Mitra has become the Centre for Industrial Documentation and Information for Industrial Development and Promotional activities. It now provides secretarial support to Industries department with respect to the single window system.
The post-liberalisation era has ushered in new investment challenges and opportunities for various Indian states. The Government of Bihar has promulgated a series of regulations and policies to attract investment and invite more long-term, capital-intensive, high-tech projects in more sectors of the economy and hence to reap the maximum benefit from spillovers of skills and expertise from corporate presence.