Meghalaya

Meghalaya


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Meghalaya– At a glance777
    Area : 83,743 km2
    Population : 2,964,007 (2011 Census)
    Major Tribes: 3
    Literacy Rate: 75.48 %
    Language: Khasi, Pnar, Garo & English
    Border :  Assam in the North, Bangladesh in the South

Capital :Shillong
Airport:
  Guwahati in  Assam (103 km from Shillong)
Umroi (35 km from Shillong) for small aircrafts
Economy: Predominantly an agrarian economy. The important crops of the state are potato, rice, maize,pineapple, banana
GDP:  17,459 (2010-11) – Rupees in crores

Important industries:  Agro Based Industries ,  Horticulture – Based Units, Tissue Culture and Orchid Units, Spices Oleoresin and other Essential Oils Units, Medicinal Plants, Tea  and Rubber,  Animal Husbandry and Meat Processing Industries, Mineral based Industries like high-grade limestone, coal, granite, silimanite,  Industrial clay, quartz, feldspar, etc.,
Major Towns: Shillong, Jowai, Nongpoh, Tura, William Nagar, Baghmara, Nongstoin
Important Minerals:
Coal, Limestone, Petroleum, Granite, Sillimanite, Iron ore, Clay, Quartzite

Advantages:

  • Store House of Natural Resources
  • Liberal Industrial Policy
  • Absence of Labour Unions
  • Skilled Man Power
  • Locational Advantage for South East Asia Market

Export prospects of Meghalaya:

  • Coal
  • Limestone / Quicklime
  • Quartz stone
  • Boulders
  • Oranges
  • Raw hide

 

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