BOS Punjab and Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) have entered into an agreement for conduct of a census regarding Cottage and Small Scale Industry in Punjab. It will assess the contribution of this sector in the economy of Punjab. The development of Cottage and Small Scale industries not only reduces the poverty at gross root level but also provides strong footings for economic development. The Steering Committee has been notified for taking policy decisions. BOS is in the process of finalization the Inception report, Questionnaire and other necessary census tools. The expected date to start the field work is 1st week of February, 2012.