State Snapshots

  • Rich resources of minerals, petroleum and hydropower
  • 3rd highest producer of cobalt in India
  • 600 mn MT of crude oil capacity
  • Naga tree tomato and Chakhesang shawl are registered geographical indications of Nagaland

Key Industries

  • Agriculture and Allied Activities
  • Apiculture
  • Mining
  • Sericulture

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 and National Highway 19 which passes through the State from Dimapur via Kohima to Manipur. This NH 39 is soon to be an international route under the Look East Policy of the Government of India.

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.