Manipur is situated in the Eastern-most corner of Northeast India. The state shares its borders with other Northeastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam and the neighbouring country of Myanmar.
Manipur has significant potential for growing various horticultural crops because of varied agro-climatic conditions. Growing of fruits and vegetables on small plots of land provides additional income to the farmers undertaking crop-husbandry. A wide variety of rare and exotic medicinal and aromatic plants grow in Manipur. Entrepreneurs get easy access for processing and marketing such plants.
The town of Moreh offers a feasible land-route between India and Myanmar and the Southeast Asian countries. A land customs station exists in Moreh. An integrated check post (ICP) at Moreh is being developed. Imphal has one airport. Air India provides air-cargo services. Four national highways run through the state. A railway line is under construction on the Manipur-Assam border as a national priority project.
With 79.8 per cent literacy rate, Manipur offers a largely educated workforce. Knowledge of English is an added advantage of the Manipuri workforce.
At current prices, the total gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Manipur was about US$ 2.12 billion in 2011-12. The average GSDP growth rate from 2004-05 to 2011-12, was about 9.2 per cent.
State Presentation (March 2013)
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