Manipur is situated in the eastern-most corner of Northeast India. The state shares borders with other north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam and the neighbouring country of Myanmar.
Manipur has the advantage of acting as India’s ‘Gateway to the East’ through Moreh town, which is the only feasible land route for trade between India and Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries.
The state has the highest number of handicrafts units as well as the highest number of craftspersons comprising skilled and semi-skilled artisans in the entire north-eastern region.
Manipur holds significant cultivation potential for various horticultural crops due to varied agro-climatic conditions. Entrepreneurs get easy access to process and market a wide variety of rare and exotic medicinal and aromatic plants grown in Manipur.
To facilitate investment, the state government has set up single window facilitation with escort mechanism, which provides coordination with departments for all services and clearances required for the expeditious establishment of industrial units. To promote investments in the state, the Department of Industry will offer this single window facility through a ‘Green Channel Committee’ of officials from all other concerned departments with a view to facilitate and expedite the various clearances and government approvals required by entrepreneurs.