State Snapshots

  • Moreh in Manipur is the gateway to South-East Asia
  • 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

Key Industries

  • Agriculture and Allied Activities
  • Horticulture
  • Sericulture
  • Bamboo-Producing Industries

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.