Snapshot

Naga chilli, one of the world's spiciest chillis, is grown in the state

Nagaland is predominantly an agrarian economy with 71% of its population dependent on agriculture. Major horticulture crops grown in the state include banana, citrus, pineapple and potato.

Other cash crops grown in the state include rattan and bamboo. The state is classified into four agro-climatic zones and receives an average rainfall of 2,500 mm annually. Among all the natural resources, forest resources such as medicinal plants and timber contribute maximum to the state’s economy. 

Nagaland shares its international border with Myanmar in the east and is landlocked by Indian states on the other sides. The state is well connected with rest of the nation through road network of around 1,150 km and an airport in Dimapur.

Hornbill festival of Nagaland, celebrated each year to promote the cultural heritage of the state, attracts a flock of domestic and foreign tourists. The event takes place in the first week of December, showcasing traditional Naga Morungs exhibition, state cuisines, herbal medicines, flower shows, songs and dances.

Cobalt

3rd highest producer of cobalt in India

Crude Oil

600 mn MT of crude oil capacity

Tree

Naga tree tomato and Chakhesang shawl are registered geographical indications of Nagaland

Agriculture and Allied Activities

Nagaland produces horticulture crops such as banana, pineapple, passion fruit and orange.

About 79% of the state's total cultivable area is under horticulture plantation. 

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Apiculture

Nagaland has the potential to produce 15,000 MT of honey and 100 MT of wax, generating around $ 100 mn annually.

Nagaland Bee-keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) has set up a honey processing unit in Dimapur and established 17 common facility centres in the state. 

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Mining

Nagaland has more than 1,000 MT of high chemical grade limestone reserves in the eastern region and 600 mn MT of crude oil.

There are more than 20 mn tonnes of hydrocarbon reserves underneath 7 oil belts, spread across 5 districts of Nagaland.

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Sericulture

Mulberry, Muga, Eri and Oak-Tasar silk are widely cultivated in Nagaland. During 2016-17, the production of raw silk in the state stood at around 678 MT.

The government of India is promoting the sericulture sector in the North-East through various initiatives such as its Intensive Sericulture Development Project (ISDP), with an expected outlay of $ 5 mn for sericulture development in Nagaland.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
931

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 60% of Nagaland's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The population of Nagaland is 2.3 mn. A majority of the population in the state speaks English, which is the official language of the state.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) in Dimapur for the agro and food processing sector     
  • A multi-product SEZ spread across 400 ha in Dimapur  
  • Smart Cities Mission, for which Kohima is the city identified in Nagaland 
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    Nagaland Bamboo Policy 2004

    To promote bamboo plantation and bamboo-based industries for…

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    Nagaland Forest & Environment Policy…

    Aims at maintaining environmental stability through the pres…

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    Nagaland Industrial Policy 2000

    To create conducive investment environment for rapid industr…

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    Nagaland IT Policy 2004

    Aims at attracting investments to provide jobs to Nagaland's…

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    Nagaland Tourism Policy 2001

    To create and provide necessary infrastructure facilities fo…

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    North East Industrial Development Scheme…

    To boost industrialization in the North-Eastern Region of In…

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