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Receives the highest amount of rainfall in India, 12m annually

Meghalaya has a hydroelectric power potential of approximately 3,000 MW. The state has abundant deposits of coal, limestone, granite, quartz, kaolin feldspar, industrial clay and uranium.

Meghalaya, located in North-East India, shares its border with Assam and Bangladesh. The state is endowed with abundant natural resources in terms of flora, fauna, coal and limestone.

Of the 7,500 medicinal plants in India, 834 plants including the famous Himalayan Yew, are found in Meghalaya. The state is home to 8 of the top 20 medicinal plants that are traded in India and are in high demand. Meghalaya, one of the most picturesque states in India, has two national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries. It offers many adventure tourism opportunities like mountaineering, rock climbing, water sports, and hiking and trekking, among others. The state receives the highest rainfall in India and Mawsynram is the wettest place in the world with 11802.4 mm average annual rainfall (1974-2022).

There are ample of business opportunities in Meghalaya in domains such as Agriculture and Food Processing, Horticulture, Mining, Cement, Tourism, Handloom and handicrafts, electronics and IT.  Also, these sectors have been identified as thrust sectors for development and promotion. The state provides excellent institutional support to potential investors for making investments in Meghalaya through various central and state government agencies such as the North-East Council, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region and Meghalaya Industrial Development Corporation.

Invest India’s ODOP Team facilitated a consignment of 13.146 tonnes of Lakadong Turmeric from Shillong, Meghalaya flagging off the consignment on 1 April 2021. The impact on the same has been the creation of market linkages for farmers from Self-Help Groups and Co-operative Societies from 4 villages in West Jaintia Hills District; along with the promotion of Lakadong Turmeric for import substitution among large importers of turmeric in India.  

Turmeric

Producer of one of the finest varieties of turmeric, the Lakadong turmeric

Strawberry

5th largest producer of strawberries in India

Rock Band

Shillong: 'Rock capital of India' has received visits from world famous rock bands

Meghalaya hydro power

Hydroelectric Power

Meghalaya has an installed hydroelectric power capacity of 409.27 MW as of April 2021

The total potential for hydropower is estimated to be approximately 3,000 MW.

Agriculture and Horticulture

Meghalaya's turmeric, grown in Jaintia hills, is considered best in the world.

Besides the major food crops of rice and maize, the state is also known for various horticulture crops and fruits. About 81% of Meghalaya's population depends on agriculture sector for livelihood.

Mineral Industry

Meghalaya is endowed with a rich natural resource base of coal, limestone, uranium and granite.

The state offers immense investment opportunities in this sector.

Tourism

Tourism and Hospitality

Meghalaya is one of the most picturesque states in India.

The state is home to Nongkhnum Island, Meghalaya's largest and Asia's second largest river island. The state has two national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries. The state offers many adventure tourism opportunities like mountaineering, rock climbing, water sports, and hiking and trekking, among others.

Handloom and Handicraft

Handloom and Handicraft

The sector is a symbol of the state's rich and varied cultural heritage, and is an important source of livelihood in rural and semi-rural parts.

Around 15,900 families are involved in handloom activities and 16,000 families in Sericulture farming.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
986

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 55% of Meghalaya's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Meghalaya's total population is 2.9 mn and the state recorded the highest decadal population growth rate of 27.9%.

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