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Manipur is the largest producer of passion fruit in India.

MANIPUR

Manipur, situated in northeast India is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west while Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, is well-connected with an international airport with air cargo services.

Primarily an agriculture-based economy, Manipur is the largest producer of passion fruit in India. With more than 70% of the geographical area under forest cover, major forest products of the state are timber, firewood and bamboo. Handloom, handicraft and sericulture-based industries are most-developed in the state and contribute significantly to state income.

 

Key upcoming projects

- Projects focusing on modernising the food processing industries. 37 projects are allotted under National Mission for Food Processing Scheme and 1 project each, under the Food Testing Laboratory Scheme and Integrated Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infrastructure Scheme

- India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway, originating from Moreh in Manipur

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Imphal is the city identified in Manipur

Highlights

  • 1
    Manipur ranks #4 in terms of the number of looms in the country
  • 2
    One of the largest bamboo producing states in India
  • 3
    Manipur celebrates Kachai lemon festival each year to promote cultivation and investments in the geographical indication (GI) crop

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Agriculture and Allied Sector

Agriculture and Allied Sector

Agriculture sector contributes a major share to the total State Domestic Product (SDP). Rice is the staple food and is grown in hill and plain areas, and it accounts for about 98% of the total food grain production of the state.  

 

Horticulture

Horticulture

With major fruits grown in the state like pineapple, orange, lemon, banana, guava, peaches and apples, Manipur is suitable for the development of horticulture.

 

Sericulture

Sericulture

Manipur has four varieties of Silk viz., Mulberry, Eri, Muga and Oak Tasar and the Manipur Sericulture Project was initiated to provide employment particularly to womenfolk. With the assistance of the Government of Japan through Government of India, 94.71% plantation was achieved.

 

Bamboo-Producing Industries

Bamboo-Producing Industries

Manipur is one of India's largest bamboo producing states, and a major contributor to the country's bamboo industry. Manipur accounts for about 25% of the total growing stock of bamboo of the North Eastern Region of India and 14% of the country.