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Home to India’s largest and the world’s second largest monastery- Tawang monastery. 

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

The north-eastern state, Arunachal Pradesh is home to India’s largest and the world’s second largest monastery- Tawang monastery. Rich in flora and fauna, the state has a forest cover of over 82%. It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west and Myanmar in the east. The geographic location of Arunachal Pradesh provides opportunities for international trade with South Asian countries. Agriculture primarily drives the economy of the state.

Key upcoming projects

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Pasighat and Itanagar are the cities identified in Arunachal Pradesh

- East-West Industrial Corridor in northeast India, with an aim to improve connectivity of northeastern states with the rest of India

Highlights

  • 1
    3rd highest per capita income growth recorded in India during 2015-16
  • 2
    Longest international border in northeast India - 1,817 km
  • 3
    Home to India's largest and world's second largest monastery - Tawang Monastery

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Agriculture and Forest based Industries

Agriculture and Forest based Industries

Major Agro and forest-based industries in Arunachal Pradesh are related to
tea, fruit, non-timber plywood and cane

Power

Power

Hydropower sector in Arunachal Pradesh has a potential of 50,000 MW capacities.

Textile

Textile

Major textile produce from the state includes cotton shawls, side bags and curtain cloth. Production of raw silk in the state stood at 37 metric tonnes in 2015-16

Tourism

Tourism

The state is regarded as an 'Orchid Paradise', accounting for 601 species of orchids.