Cottage & Small Scale Industries Association, South 24 Pgs (CSSIA) was established in the year 1991 with an initial membership of 50 (fifty) SSI units representing tiny & small-scale enterprises of the said district. Presently our membership strength is over 300. Our activities had been praiseworthy towards promotion of tiny & small-scale units of diversified interests i.e. Engineering, Ceramics, Food Processing, Surgical Instruments & others. CSSIA plays an important role as an associate for promotion & development of the small units in the district along with the survival of them through proper implementation & execution of the Govt. policy and procedures. We are also conducting Up gradation & Skill Development Programmes for the existing units to combat with their foreign competitors in the era of globalization and linearization of economy. Further we are rendering sincere support to overcome unemployment amongst the youths of the district by conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, held from time to time. We also provide textbooks for the needy students of classes VII to XII free of cost with a view to propagation of education in the district. We are happy that with a view to helping the members and their staff, a Mutual Co-operative Society has been set up and it has been smoothly functioning since 10 years.
Furthermore, our valued service includes organizing of Silpa Banijya Mela, South 24 Pgs., West Bengal which has been playing a significant role towards the growth of small-scale/ tiny enterprises in the state. The Hon’ble Union Speaker, Sri Somnath Chatterjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, along with a number of Ministers, both Central & State level have been actively taking interest for the holding of the event. Dr. Sujan Chakraborty, Ex. Hon’ble Member of Parliament has been closely linked with our activities and discharging his responsibility as our Chief Advisor and is actively associated with the day to day affairs of the Association towards the growth of the district-economy.