Largest among the 7 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 (217 km), China to the North and North-East (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the East (520 km).

The geographic location of the state provides immense opportunities 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.

The state is endowed with an evergreen forest cover of over 82%. Rich flora and fauna of the state are characterized by 601 species of orchids and over 500 species of medicinal plants.

International Border

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


2nd largest producer of Okra in India


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


Hydropower sector in Arunachal Pradesh has a potential of 50,000 MW capacity.

Some of the key upcoming hydroelectric projects in the state include Subansiri Lower (2,000 MW), Kameng (600 MW) and Pare (110 MW). 

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Agriculture and Forest-based Industries

Major agro and forest-based industries in Arunachal Pradesh are related to tea, fruit, non-timber plywood and cane.

An MoU was signed by the state government in 2016 to boost palm oil production in the state on 25,000 ha of land in four districts.

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Textile and Handicrafts

Production of raw silk in the state stood at 37 metric tonnes in 2015-16, compared to 12 metric tonnes in 2014-15.

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.

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Arunachal Pradesh is regarded as an 'Orchid Paradise', accounting for 601 species of orchids.

Tourism has grown manifold in the recent years in Arunachal Pradesh, with eco and adventure tourism, cultural tourism and religious tourism being the key attractions for tourists. The state attracted over 392,000 tourists in 2016.

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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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    Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Policy 2008

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Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh

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    $267.04 mn

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$35.14 mn

Housing Project [East Siang]

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$32.3 mn

Dikrong Bridge to Pappu Nullah Road Project [Papum Pare]

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$30.07 mn

Agro Sector Units and Handicraft Hub Project [East Siang]

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$19.49 mn

Ropeway Project [Papum Pare]

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