Latest update: May, 2018
Last Updated: May, 2018
MEGHALAYA State Report | May, 2018
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, with an average annual rainfall of 1,150 cm, receives the highest amount of rainfall in the country. The diverse range of soil types, including red-loamy and laterite, support various agricultural crops like rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, jute and mesta. The state has achieved success in the cultivation of non-traditional crops like tea, cashew nut, oilseeds, tomato, mushroom, wheat, etc. During 2017-18, the state produced 443.02 thousand tonnes of fruits and 92.62 thousand tonnes of spices.
Passenger traffic at Barapani airport, Meghalaya during 2017-18 stood at 12,957. The figure reached 1,479 in April 2018.
As of May 2018, Meghalaya had a total installed power generation capacity of 567.70 MW, comprising 353.03 MW from state utilities and 214.55 MW from central utilities. Of the total installed power generation capacity, 396.46 MW was contributed by hydropower, 140.09 MW by thermal power, and 31.05 MW by renewable power. The potential for hydropower (above 25 MW) in the state is estimated to be 2,298 MW.
Meghalaya, with abundant deposits of coal, limestone, kaolin feldspar, quartz, granite, industrial clay and uranium and a small deposit base of sillimanite, bauxite, base metals and apatite has great industrial potential.
Meghalaya, one of the most picturesque states in the country, has two National Parks and three wildlife sanctuaries. It offers many adventure tourism opportunities like mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking & trekking, water sports, etc.
According to the DIPP, cumulative FDI inflows to the North-eastern states, during April 2000 to December 2017, stood at US$ 104 million.
Last Updated: June 20, 2018