Latest update: March, 2019
Last Updated: March, 2019
MEGHALAYA State Report | March, 2019
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 2018-19^, the state produced 324.67 thousand tonnes of fruits and 91.70 thousand tonnes of spices.
As of January 2019, Meghalaya had a total installed power generation capacity of 565.47 MW, comprising 353.03 MW from state utilities and 212.36 MW from central utilities. Of the total installed power generation capacity, 394.27 MW was contributed by hydropower, 140.09 MW by thermal power, and 31.11 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. Passenger traffic at Barapani airport, Meghalaya stood at 12,957 and 11,654 in 2017-18 and April 2018-December 2019, respectively.
According to the DIPP, cumulative FDI inflows to the North-eastern states, during April 2000 to December 2018, stood at US$ 113 million.
^ - As per 1st Advanced estimate
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