October 21 , 2013
Latest update: August, 2013
Last Updated: August, 2013
NAGALAND State Report | August, 2013
Nagaland is located in the Northeast of India. The state is surrounded by Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Assam in the west, and Manipur in the south.
The agro-climatic conditions in Nagaland provide commercial opportunities for floriculture and horticulture. The state has 650 indigenous species of medicinal and aromatic plants. Honey production in the state nearly tripled to 350 million tonnes (MT) over 2007-12.
The state has around 600 million metric tonnes (MMT) of crude oil and more than 20 MT of hydrocarbon reserves, which are unexploited. Moreover, over 1000 MT of high chemical grade limestone reserves can be found in the eastern region.
The state provides institutional support through various central and state government agencies viz., North East Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Nagaland Industrial Development Council.
Nagaland offers excellent policy and fiscal incentives for agro-based and forest-based industries, horticulture, food processing, mining, tourism and the handlooms and handicrafts sectors. Transport and communication connectivity is good. Industrial centres and special economic zones (SEZs) are being developed to enhance the marketability of products.