Mizoram - At a glance777
Area : 21,087 km2
Population: 10.91 Lakh(census 2011)
Literacy Rate: 91.85 % (2011 census)
International Border : With Myanmar - 404 Kms and 318 Kms with Bangladesh
Capital : Aizawl (Lunglei, Aizawl East, Lawngtlai and Champhai are the other key cities in the state)
Airport: Aizawl (Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, (1 hr 45 min)
Railway Head: Silchar in Assam (184 km away)
GDP: 6,059 ( in Crores of Rupees)
Predominantly an agrarian economy. The important industries of the state are bamboo, agriculture and allied industries, horticulture, sericulture, minerals &amp; mining, handloom &amp; handicrafts and tourism.
A New Industrial Policy of Mizoram was announced in the year 2000. The Policy identified thrust areas like Electronics and Information Technology, Bamboo and Timber based products, Food and Fruit Processing, Textiles, Handloom and Handicrafts, etc.
Scientific cultivation of tea has also been taken up. Establishment of Apparel Training and Design Centre, Gems cutting and polishing are in the pipeline to encourage setting up of Export Oriented Units (EOUs).
The state has a small repository of minerals. Majority of the mines in Mizoram dig up the hard tertiary rocks that are used as building materials and road construction. With sub-tropical forests covering the three fourth of the state, the state is home to a large variety of medical herbs and plants, besides thick bamboo forests.
- Conducive Agro Climatic conditions
- Abundant Natural resources
- Healthy Social Sector Development indices
- progressive people
- Availability of literate labour bank
- Proximity to China and South East Asian markets
Export prospects of Mizoram:
- Agro and Fruit processing - passion fruit, Ginger, Mandarin Orange, Grapes, Banana, Chayote squash, Bird's eye chilli, wild mushroom
- Medicinal and aromatic plants
- Cut flowers - Anthurium
- Bamboo related products