Mizoram contributes14 per cent to the country’s bamboo production, the climate is ideal for setting up agricultural and forestry produce based industries. It offers immense potential for commercial exploitation of the natural resources for export oriented industries.
At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Mizoram was about US$ 796.2 million in 2008-09. Mizoram’s GSDP grew at a CAGR of 10.2 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2008-09.
At current prices, the Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of Mizoram was about US$ 692.3 million in 2008-09. Mizoram’s NSDP grew at a CAGR of 9.6 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2008-09.
The natural resources, climatic conditions and policy incentives in the state support investments in bamboo, sericulture, tourism, agro-products and agro-processing sectors. Industrial units in the state primarily comprise of small scale industries. As of March 2008, there were 6,944 registered industrial units in Mizoram. Mizoram is setting up an SEZ in the Northeast with assistance from the North East Council. The SEZ will be located at Khawnaum village in Champai, bordering Myanmar.Bamboo-based industries would play a major role in the proposed SEZ. Mizoram has two industrial estates at Zuagtui and Kolasib. Food processing, handloom, wood-based and metal products constitute more than 60 per cent of the small scale units in the industrial estates.State Presentation (November 2010)
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