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Largest among the 8 North-Eastern states of India

With an area of about 8.4 mn ha, Arunachal Pradesh shares its international border with Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the North and North-East (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the East (440 km).

The State has a geographical area of 83743 Km sq, inhabited by appx.1.4 mn people (2011) with a population density of 17 per Km sq. The geographic location provides immense business opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh for international trade with South Asian countries. Major industries of the state include agriculture, art and crafts, weaving, cane and bamboo, horticulture, power and mineral-based industry. The state has one of the highest potentials for generating hydro-power in India. It is divided into five river valleys having immense hydropower potential, currently estimated at 60 GW, or approximately 22%of India's current power generating capacity.

The state is endowed with an evergreen forest cover of nearly 80%. Rich flora and fauna of the state are characterized by 601 species of orchids and over 622 species of medicinal plants.

The state attracted FDI inflow worth $ 5.55 mn between October 2019-June 2022.

 

International Border

Longest international border in North-East India - 1,817 km

Silk

80% forest cover area (one-third of the habitat area), rich flora and fauna of the state are characterized by 601 species of orchids, 622 species of medicinal plants.

Monastery

Home to India's largest and world's 2nd largest monastery - Tawang Monastery

Energy in Arunachal Pradesh

Power

Hydropower sector in Arunachal Pradesh has a potential of 60,000 MW capacity.

Some of the key upcoming hydroelectric projects in the state include Siang Basin (18,297 MW), Subansiri Basin (11,768.5 MW) and Dibang Basin (10,093 MW)

Agriculture and Forest-based Industries

Agriculture and Forest-based Industries

Arunachal Pradesh is the 1st Indian state, that obtained “organic certification of kiwifruit” under the “Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER)”

Orange of Arunachal Pradesh, is geographical indication (GI) tagged. Arunachal mandarin orange is more commonly known as Wakro orange which accounts for almost 90 % of the total citrus population.

Textile and Handicrafts

Production of raw silk in the state stood at 59 MT in 2018 - 19, compared to 37 MT in 2015 - 16.

Major textile produce from the state includes cotton shawls, side bags and curtain cloth. Carpet making is an important occupation in the districts of Tawang, West Kameng, Changlang and Upper Siang.

Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh

Tourism

Arunachal Pradesh has 12 tourist circuits across 83,743 sq. Km. Each tourist circuit is distinctive in character with different ethnic cultures, topography, and vegetation.

The state attracted 102,915 tourists in 2021. There is a rise in the tourist footfall and stays.

  • Mechuka is experiencing a steady increasing trend in footfall over past years with over 85000 footfall in 2019 with an average stay duration of 4 days per tourist for Pasighat-Mechuka sector. 
  • On the other hand, homestay partnerships experienced 5,60,000 footfall in 2019 with an average stay duration of 5 days per tourist.
Mining and Minerals

Mining and Minerals

Arunachal Pradesh has a vast reserve of mineral oils and gas. The state also has coal reserves explored from Namchik-Namphuk mines in Tirap district. There is a huge reserve of dolomite, limestone, graphite, marble, lead and zinc etc.

During FS 2020-21, Research items for Comprehensive petrological, petrochemical and geochronological studies of the Abor & Lichi Volcanics of Arunachal Himalaya has been taken to understand their significance in the tectonic evolution of North Eastern India.

Besides coal mining, the government is also making an attempt to tap other natural resources such as hydropower and oil for maximizing revenue generation.

In 2019,  State Govt allocated a sum of INR 32 Crore to the Department of Geology & Mining, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for payment of additional levy to the Ministry of Coal, Govt of India.

Health Infrastructure

Health Infrastructure

Strengthening Health facilities across the state-Quality health infrastructure is one of the key focus areas of the state government.

The state of Arunachal Pradesh has Bakin Pertin General Hospital Pasighat which has upgraded to 300 beds, and equipped with world-class medical devices; Ramakrishna mission Hospital has 200 beds and TRIHMS college & hospital
 

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
938

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 60% of the population of Arunachal Pradesh is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The state's population of 1.3 mn is equivalent to the population of Estonia.

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