Latest update: March, 2019
Last Updated: March, 2019
NAGALAND State Report | March, 2019
Nagaland is among the seven North-Eastern states and is located in India’s farthest east side. The state is flanked by Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Assam in the west and Manipur in the south.
The state has considerable resources of natural minerals, petroleum and hydropower. It has unexploited reserves of around 600 million metric tonnes (MT) of crude oil and more than 20 MT of hydrocarbon. Moreover, the state has 315 MT of coal reserves and 1,038 MT of limestone reserves.
As of December 2018, Nagaland’s estimated hydropower generation potential is 1,574 megawatt (MW). The state has a total installed power generation capacity of 159.33 MW as of January 2019. Power generation in the state for 2018-19^ reached 210.63 GWH.
The agro-climatic conditions in Nagaland provide commercial opportunities for floriculture and horticulture. The state has 650 indigenous species of medicinal and aromatic plants. The state is estimated to have the potential to produce 15,000 MT of honey and 100 MT of wax, which together could generate around US$ 100 million annually. Moreover, the production of honey during 2017-18 (October) was recorded to be 590 metric tonnes.
Bamboo is found extensively in Nagaland, with bamboo growing stock covering nearly five per cent of the total stock in the country. As of 2018, Nagaland has 46 species of bamboo. During 2017-18, production of raw silk in the state of Nagaland stood at around 615 MT.
Agriculture sector contribution to the economic output stood at 28.42 per cent in 2016-17. About 72 per cent of the state’s population is engaged in farming.
Exports from the state stood at US$ 3.92 million during 2017-18 and US$ 2.35 million in April-December 2018.
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.
The state offers excellent policy and fiscal incentives for agro-based and forest-based industries, horticulture, food processing, mining, tourism, and the handlooms and handicrafts sectors. Industrial centres and special economic zones (SEZs) are being developed to enhance the marketability of products. As of January 2019, the state has two formally approved SEZs.
According to the DIPP, cumulative FDI inflows to the North-eastern states, during April 2000 to December 2018, stood at US$ 113 million.
Nagaland promotes bamboo processing as an enterprise, covering various applications such as food-based, medicinal usage, handicraft, art, tiles and flooring. Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) is the nodal office that coordinates with other offices for all bamboo-related research, development and business applications.
Nagaland has a rich wealth of flora and fauna. Favourable climatic and geographical conditions in the state offer tremendous scope for floriculture.
Nagaland has a suitable climate for agricultural and horticultural produce. It supports multiple crops viz., rice, maize, millet, gram, mustard, bean, sugarcane, rubber, tea, banana, pineapple, orange, jackfruit, pear, plum, passion fruit, litchi, mango, lemon, sweet lime, potato, sweet potato, tapioca, tomato, pea, chilly, ginger, garlic, cardamom, etc.
Note: GWH - Gigawatt hours, ^ as of October 2018
Last Updated: August 29, 2018