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Producer of one of the finest varieties of turmeric, the Lakadong turmeric. 

MEGHALAYA

The resource-rich state of Meghalaya is abundant in flora, fauna, coal and limestone. The state receives the highest amount of rainfall in India with 12 m annually. The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is known as the “rock capital of India” as it has received visits from world famous rock bands. The economy of the state is driven by agricultural activities with the majority of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihoods.  

 

Key upcoming projects

- Proposed hydroelectric power projects with a total capacity of 687 MW

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Shillong is the city identified in Meghalaya

Highlights

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    Producer of one of the finest varieties of turmeric, the Lakadong turmeric
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    One of the highest producers of strawberry in India
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    Shillong: 'Rock capital of India' has received visits from world famous rock bands

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Agriculture and horticulture

Agriculture and horticulture

81% of the state's population depends on Agriculture. Besides the major food crops of rice and maize, the state is also known for various horticulture crops and fruits. Meghalaya's turmeric, grown in Jaintia hills, is considered best in the world.

 

Mineral industry

Mineral industry

Gifted with the rich natural resource base of coal, limestone, uranium and granite, the state offers immense investment opportunities in this sector.

 

Tourism

Tourism

The state is home to Nongkhnum Island, India's largest and Asia's second largest river island. There are two national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries in Meghalaya. This makes Meghalaya one of the most beautiful states in India.

 

Hydroelectric power

Hydroelectric power

Meghalaya has an installed hydroelectric power capacity of 356.58 MW as of June 2016 and the total potential for hydropower is estimated to be around 3,000 mw.