India’s ‘Gateway to the East’ through Moreh town, which is the only feasible land route for trade between India and Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries

More than 70% of Manipur’s geographical area falls under forest cover. Major forest products of the state include timber, firewood and bamboo.

Manipur is primarily an agriculture-based economy and has scope for commercial plantation of a variety of horticulture crops such as figs, olive and mandarin. It is the largest producer of passion fruit among Indian states. Handloom, handicraft and sericulture-based industries are most-developed in the state and contribute significantly to state income. 

Manipur shares its border with Nagaland, Cachar district of Assam and Mizoram in India and the international border with Myanmar - Chin Hills and Chindwin. Imphal, the state’s capital, is well-connected with an international airport having air cargo services and four national highways. The railway line on the Manipur-Assam border is being constructed on a priority basis. 


Highest number of handicrafts units and craft persons in the entire north-eastern region.


Leading producer of bamboo in India


Kachai Lemon festival celebrated every year to promote investment in the geographical indication (GI) crop

Agriculture and Allied Activities

Rice accounts for about 98% of the total foodgrain production of Manipur.

It is the staple food of the state and is grown in both hilly and plain areas. Agriculture sector contributes a major share to the total State Domestic Product (SDP). According to the 2011 population census, 52.8% of the total workers in Manipur are cultivators and agricultural labourers.


Manipur is one of the most suited destinations for the development of horticulture.

The major fruits grown in the state are pineapple, orange, lemon, banana, guava, peaches and apples. The average annual production of fruits and vegetables during 2015-16 was 0.47 MMT and 0.32 MMT, respectively.


Manipur has four varieties of silk viz., mulberry, eri, muga and oak tasar.

The Manipur Sericulture Project was initiated by the State Government to provide employment, particularly to womenfolk in the sector. With the assistance of the Government of Japan through Government of India, 94.7% plantation was achieved. 


Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio


63% of Manipur's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The state's population of 2.7 mn is equivalent to the population of Qatar.


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