Manipur - At a glance
Area: 22,327 km2
Population: 27.22 Lakh(census 2011)
Literacy Rate: 76.9 % (2011 census)
Languages: Meiteilon, English and Hindi
Border : Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the south, Assam in the west; Myanmar in the east
Capital : Imphal
Airport : Imphal International Airport
GDP: 18,042 (2014-15; Rupees in Crorers)
Manipur Economy is based on agriculture, forest products, industries, mining, and tourism sectors. The Economy of Manipur grew at the rate of 12.90% from 1980 to 1997. The agricultural sector has been growing at the rate of 10.69% per year and the manufacturing sector has been growing at the rate of 10.53% per year.
Handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture, food processing, bamboo processing, Information Technology, hydro power, tourism and mineral-based products.
Semi evergreen forests, Teak gurjan forests, Wet hill forests, Pinus-casia forests, Sub-alpine forests, Bamboo brakes, Cane brakes, Minor products, Important tree species, Limestone, Mineral water, Chromite, Ferrous alloy metals, Asbestos, Semi-precious stones, Clay, Fossil fuels
Export prospects of Manipur:
- Manipur has the advantage of acting as India's 'Gateway to the East' through Moreh town, which is the only feasible land route for trade between India and Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries.
- Abundant Natural resources
- Manipur is one of India's largest bamboo producing states and a major contributor to the country's bamboo industry. In 2015, the state accounted for 9,303 square km of bamboo bearing area.
- As of October 2017, Manipur had a total installed power generation capacity of 234.66 MW. The state has a potential to generate hydropower equivalent to about 2,200 MW.
- Agricultural and Horticultural produces
- Medicinal and aromatic plants
- Cut flowers
- Semi-precious stones
- Bamboo related products