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1 Seven Sisters Economic Profile Arunachal Pradesh Assam Meghalaya Manipur Mizoram Nagaland Tripura

2 Arunachal Pradesh

3 Arunachal Pradesh: Gross Domestic State Product Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) 19801, , , , ,840 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

4 Arunachal Pradesh: Economic Trend 2004 Gross Domestic State Product (GDSP) estimated at Rs$706 million Infrastructure improvement Agriculture driven state 61, 000 sq km of forestry Agricultural Resources: –Rice, maize, millet, wheat, pulses, sugarcane, ginger and oilseeds Major industries: –Sawmills, plywood, rice mills, fruit preservation and handloom handicrafts Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

5 Assam

6 Assam: GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) , , , , ,760 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

7 Assam: Economic Trend Low economic growth rate of 3.3 % (period of ) economy is showing signs of improvement – estimated growth rate of % 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$13 billion Agriculture accounts for more than a third of the states income Adequate infrastructure but can be improved Agricultural Resources: –Tea, rice, natural oil, sweet potato, banana, papaya, and variety of citrus fruits Major industries: –Tea and petroleum refineries, crude oil and natural gas Source: Government of Assam, Economic Survey of Assam (2006)

8 Meghalaya

9 Meghalaya : GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) 19802, , , , , 280 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

10 Meghalaya 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$1.6 billion Predominantly an agriculture economy Agriculture becoming limited and 10% of total geographic area is under cultivation Importing goods: –Meat, eggs, food grains, etc. Agricultural Resources: –Food grains (rice), soybean, cotton, citrus fruits, and horticulture crops Natural Resources: –Coal, uranium, limestone, and granite Surplus of power generation Infrastructure constraints Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

11 Manipur

12 Manipur: GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) , , , , ,200 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

13 Manipur 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$1.2 billion Agriculture is the backbone to the economy Dependent on imports Limited infrastructure facilities Resources: –Forestry, water, minerals, handicrafts, handloom and textiles Agriculture: –Tea, rubber, coffee, fruits/nuts/spices, field crops and vegetables Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

14 Mizoram

15 Mizoram: GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) , , , ,690 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

16 Mizoram 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$685 million Predominantly an agriculture state Economically there is very less improvement in the agricultural productivity level Assistance from Central Governments Handloom and handicrafts have become the means of livelihood Bamboo products are significant –Harvests 40% of Indias 80 million-ton annual bamboo crop Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

17 Nagaland

18 Nagaland: GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) , , , , ,790 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

19 Nagaland 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$1.4 billion Agricultural driven state Forestry is an important source of income Infrastructure is minimal Agriculture: –Rice, corn, millets, tobacco, oilseeds, sugarcane, and potatoes Industry: –Weaving, woodwork, and pottery Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

20 Tripura

21 Tripura: GDSP Overview YearGDSP (million Rs$ ) , , , , ,700 Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007)

22 Tripura 2004 GDSP estimated at Rs$2.1 billion Agriculture is the mainstream of the economy Poor development of infrastructure Industrial sector is very poor and continues to be underdeveloped Agriculture: –Oilseed, potato, sugarcane, and tea Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2007) and NER Databank (2002)

23 Seven Sisters Infrastructure Profile Limited transport – small roads and highways Remote areas Roads are the only means of transporting goods throughout the states Majority of the states have small airports Limited railway system Lacking communication system Source: NER Databank (2002), Infrastructure (2003), Agarwal (1988)

24 Infrastructure Development Index ( ) Source: NER Databank (2002) States Performance Index The index level is compared to Indias average of 100 (----)

25 Plans for Infrastructural Improvements Improve rural roads and bridges Develop urban roads and highways Increase energy infrastructure Integrate maintenance and repair of lands Create facilities and amenities Develop inland water transportation Source: NER Databank (2002), Infrastructure (2003), Agarwal (1988)

26 Tourism Arrivals: Seven Sisters State DomesticForeignDomesticForeignDomesticForeign Arunachal Pradesh 6, , , Assam 1,010,651 6,1711,953,915 6,4092,156,675 6,610 Meghalaya 178,697 2,390268,609 3,146371,953 6,304 Manipur 76, , , Mizoram 28, , , Nagaland 9, , , Tripura 254,912 1,512260,586 2,602257,331 3,196 Source: India Tourism Statistics (2003)

27 Economic Barriers Malnutrition Water scarcity Poor health service Lacking education system Carrying capacity Border security

28 References Dev, B.J., & Lahiri, D.K. (1987). Manipur: Culture and Politics. India: Mittal Publications. Singh, T. (1972). Manipur A Study. Rajesh Printing Press. Agarwal, A.K. (1988). North-Eastern Economy: Problems and Prospects. India: Mittal Publications. India Tourism Statistics. (2003). Market research division ministry of tourism government of India (PDF). Retrieved November 13, 2007, tourism.gov.in/rtia/..%5Cstatistics%5CFTAIS2003.pdf Gopalakrishnan, R. (1991). The North-East India Land, Economy and People. Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd. Maps of India. (2004). Travel, hotels and profile of Meghalaya. Retrieved November 13, 2007, from Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. (2007). Retrieved November 12, 2007, from Government of Assam, Economic Survey of Assam. (2006). Retrieved November 13, 2007, from Infrastructure. (2003). Assam (PDF). Retrieved November 13, 2007, from NER Databank. (2002). North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. Retrieved November 12, 2007, from


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