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Mizoram: Second highest literacy rate in India

Mizoram lies in the north-eastern part of India and shares 722 km of international border with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Major rivers flowing through Mizoram, such as Tlawng and Tiau, provide hydroelectric power potential of 4,500 MW that is sufficient to meet energy requirements of the state. Majorly an agrarian state, Mizoram has some of the major horticulture crops grown in the state such as banana, oranges, cabbage and pineapple. Mizoram has also seen a growth in investments in oil palm-based industries, with offered state incentives and 101,000 ha of available land for oil palm cultivation. In terms of infrastructure, the state is well connected to the rest of the country with an airport in Lengpui and has an 8,500 km long road network.

 

Key upcoming projects include:

  •  Zoram Mega Food Park in Aizawl
  •  Two industrial estates in Hmunhmeltha and Kolasib
  •  Mizoram state roads connecting north-eastern states to neighbouring countries namely Bangladesh and Myanmar
  •  Smart Cities Mission, for which Aizawl is the city identified in Mizoram

Highlights

  • Second largest producer of bamboo in northeast India
  • Largest producer of flowers (loose) in Northeast India
  • Largest producer of turmeric in Northeast India
  • GSDP (Current price)

    USD 2 bn (2015-16)

  • GSDP growth rate (YoY)

    14% (2015-16)

  • Per capita income

    USD 1,749 (2015-16)

  • Literacy rate

    92%

Demographics

About 61% of Mizoram's population lies in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The state has a population of about 1 mn, which is equivalent to the population of Mauritius.

 

  • 52%

    Urbanisation rate

  • 975

    females/ 1000 males

Skilled manpower
  • Central universities

    2

  • State universities

    7

  • Teacher training institutes

    2

  • Polytechnic institutes

    2

Key Sectors

Bamboo resources occupy 31% of the geographical area of Mizoram with a yield of 3.2 mn tonnes per year. The state is endowed with 35 species of bamboo. The state government has set up eight bamboo handicraft clusters and nine bamboo furniture clusters.

Handloom production in the state was USD 945,000 during 2015-16. The sector has high potential for exports to south-east Asian countries.

Of the 24,000 ha of potential area for fish farming in Mizoram, only about 4,790 ha has been utilised as of 2015-16.

Major Investors