The Mandate of the Department of Commerce and Industries is regulation, development and promotion of Industrial Activities including Trade and Commerce in the state through the formulation of appropriate Industrial Policy and implementation of the various programmes and schemes of both State and Central Government. The basic role of the Department is to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment and infrastructure to accelerated growth in the Industrial and Commerce sector.
The Department of Commerce and Industries is working towards the sustainable development of the state and to create employment opportunities for the people of Meghalaya. It also facilitates and provides a necessary market linkage between entrepreneurs and the end buyers. At District level, it works with the District Commerce and Industries Centres for the implementation of the various schemes and programmes. It provides necessary support to the Small, Medium and Large enterprises.
The Department organises various industrial awareness and workshops, EDP’s and is actively involved with the ongoing Apiculture Mission and works in Convergence with the other department for achieving results.
The Department also reaches out to the rural people through its vocational training centres at various districts to generate skilled manpower in the field of Knitting, Tailoring and Embroidery, Carpentry and Furniture making, Leather, Blacksmith and Fabrication, Carpet Weaving.
The department also sponsors short term courses at Government recognizes Institutes and other reputed institutes and stipend are also offered to local youths for undergoing training both inside and outside the State.
The Department also provides assistance / grants-in-aid to some Government subsidiaries viz; Meghalaya Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (MIDC), Mawmluh Cherra Cements Ltd (MCCL), Meghalaya Khadi and Village Industries Board (MKVIB), Meghalaya Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd, (MHHDC) and Meghalaya Bamboo Chips Corporation Ltd (MBCCL).