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Meghalaya: August 2012

August, 2012

Meghalaya is located in the Northeast of India. The state shares its border on the North and East with Assam and on the South and West with Bangladesh.

Meghalaya is the wettest state in the country with an average annual rainfall of 1,200 cm. It has numerous rivers, the major ones being Manda, Damring, Janjiram, Ringge, Ganol, Simsang, Khri, Umtrew, Umiam, Umkhem, Kupli, Kynshi, Umiam Mawphlang and Umngot.

The state has favourable agro-climatic conditions that support agriculture, horticulture and forestry; there is potential for development in related areas.

Meghalaya is endowed with abundant natural resources in terms of flora, fauna, medicinal plants, forests, coal, limestone, feldspar, quartz, sillimanite, granite, industrial clay and uranium. They offer significant avenues for investment.

At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Meghalaya was about US$ 3.64 billion in 2011-12. At current prices, the Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of Meghalaya was about US$ 3.11 billion in 2011-12.

The state has a rich culture and is an attractive tourist destination.

State Presentation (August 2012)

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