The climate and soil fertility of the city has created a number of agricultural jobs in Silchar. The city is known for its tea estates which includes Surma Valley Branch Indian Tea Association (SVBITA). Job opportunities for quality control managers, agronomists, agricultural specialists, food inspectors and food scientists are in demand. The city is home to a number of small and medium scale industries. Some of them include the paper, saw mill, cane and bamboo, metal and chemical industries.