Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, also known as the ‘Land of the Dawn-lit-Mountains’, is situated on the northeastern tip of India, sharing its borders with China, Bhutan, and Myanmar. It is the largest state in the Northeast region and is nestled in the Eastern Himalayan ranges, boasting numerous turbulent streams, roaring rivers, deep gorges, and lofty snow-clad peaks. Its diverse flora and fauna make it one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in India. Moreover, Arunachal Pradesh possesses a significant capacity for producing hydroelectric power, making it one of the top potential locations for hydropower generation in India. Additionally, the state is abundant in reserves of gas, coal, and mineral oils. The major agricultural produces of the state include Kiwi, large cardamom, citrus fruits, orchids, and medicinal plants.

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Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state in the Northeast region in terms of area.

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Arunachal Pradesh has the longest international border in the North East and shares its border with China, Bhutan and Myanmar

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Arunachal Pradesh has the unique distinction of producing all four varieties of commercially viable natural silk viz, Mulberry, Eri, Muga and Oak Tasar

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Arunachal Pradesh is the top producer of kiwi fruit in India

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It is also the 2nd largest producer of large cardamom in India.

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The Hydro power potential estimated in the State from the mega hydro electric projects is around 58676.40 MW and an additional 2000 MW of hydro power potential is assessed from micro/ mini/ small hydroelectric projects

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Out of about a thousand species of orchids in India, over 500 are to be found in Arunachal Pradesh alone

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More than 600 species of medicinal plants are available in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Tawang Monastery of Arunachal Pradesh is the second biggest and oldest in Asia

Key Highlights

  • Arunachal Pradesh’s agriculture and allied sectors have grown at a rate three times higher than the national average, with 20,000 hectares under organic cultivation and a potential for 3 lakh hectares.
  • Arunachal Pradesh has 103,723 metric tons of surplus agricultural produce that can be processed and used for value addition.
  • Arunachal Pradesh has 18 existing oil fields, and tertiary coal has been discovered in the eastern part of the state, specifically in Changlang, Tirap, and Longding districts.
  • With 13 PESO petroleum exploration licenses approved in recent years, there are enormous investment opportunities in the hydrocarbon and related sectors in the state.
  • Arunachal Pradesh has at least 12 tourist circuits with different ethnic culture, topography, and vegetation.

Key Connectivity Infrastructure

  • The state has a total of 2669 kms of state highways and 1992 kms of National highways
  • Arunachal Pradesh has 4 airports each at Itanagar, Pasighat, Tezu and Ziro.

Other Enabling Infrastructure

  • Arunachal Pradesh has 12 industrial estates (IE), 2 Industrial Areas (IA) and 1 Industrial Growth Centre (IGC), 5 Integrated Infrastructure Development Centre (IIDC) 1 Mega Food Park and 1 Cold Chain
  • The State also has a biocontrol lab, and a seed testing lab
  • The State has a total of seven warehouses at present with a Storage capacity of 800 MT
  • Arunachal Pradesh has Cold Storage facilities available in Papum Pare and East Siang Districts
  • As of August 31, 2022, Arunachal Pradesh had a total installed power-generation capacity of 772.76 MW.

Opportunities for Investor

  • Arunachal Pradesh offers ample investment opportunities for trade and processing of organic agricultural products
  • Investors can also look at opportunities in the processing of palm oil, as there are over 4,000 hectares of land under palm oil cultivation in the state.
  • Opportunities also exist in the hydrocarbon and allied sectors, as the state holds an 18% share of India’s total hydrocarbon reserves.
  • Developing hydropower projects could also be area for interest for potential investors as small hydro potential in Arunachal Pradesh accounts for about 2064.92 MW. Additionally, Hydro power potential from the mega hydroelectric projects is around 58676.40 MW in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The state has tremendous potential for investment in Tourism infrastructure, hotels, resorts etc

New Investible Projects

100 Seat Medical College

Development of 100 Seat Medical College at Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh

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