Nestled amidst the lush green hills of Northeast India, the state of Manipur is a cultural and natural paradise. Renowned for its rich traditions, festivals, music, dance forms, and mouth-watering cuisine, Manipur offers a unique blend of beauty and diversity. Home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna, the state is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot of the world with most of its land covered in dense forests. With a high literacy rate and a passion for sports, Manipur has produced world-class athletes in boxing, weightlifting, and archery. The state is also a haven for craftsmen, with the highest number of handicraft units in the entire region. Emphasising on IT development, Manipur has established a state-of-the-art IT park that is attracting major investments. It is also emerging as a prominent hub of healthcare.

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Manipur is the one of the leading producers of bamboo in India. More than 70% of Manipur’s geographical area falls under forest cover. Major forest products of the state include timber, firewood and bamboo

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Manipur has the highest number of handicrafts units and craftsmen in the entire north-eastern region

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Manipur is the largest producer of passion fruit in India

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Manipur is the 2nd largest producer of Kiwi in India and a major producer of mandarin, figs and olives

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World’s only floating national park “Keibul Lamjao National Park” is located in Manipur

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The Game of Polo was invented in Manipur and the worlds oldest Polo Ground is located in Imphal

Key Highlights

  • Manipur pproduces about 25% of total bamboo stock of North East India and 14% of India.
  • The subtropical climate and the soil texture of Manipur is suitable for coffee, tea, and rubber plantation.
  • Manipuris ranked sixth in pineapple production in India, with a production of 134.82 MT fibre rich variety of pineapples in 2021-22.
  • Spices like ginger, turmeric, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, capsicum, and chilli are grown in the state
  • Manipur is considered as the sports hub of India, and it has produced several world-class athletes in sports such as boxing, weightlifting, archery etc

Key Infrastructure

  • State of the art Apparel & Garment Making Centre set up by the Ministry of Textiles with advanced machineries and auxiliary equipment.
  • Manipur’s capital city, Imphal, has a international airport. The State has eleven national highways, with a total length of 1,750 kms running through the state.
  • As of Feb 2022, Manipur had a total installed power generation capacity of 71 MW. Out of the total installed power-generation capacity, 95.34 MW was contributed by hydropower,  154.67 MW by thermal power and 113.04 MW by renewable power.
  • Manipur has 1 Export Promotion Industrial Park, 2 Trade Centres, 9 Integrated Food Parks and 1 Mega Food Park, 1 Cold Chain Facility in Senapati

Opportunities for Investor

  • Investment opportunity for setting up of latex-based industries like surgical gloves, balloons etc.
  • Investment opportunity for setting up units for manufacturing of tyres & tubes 
  • Investment opportunity for setting up of furniture making units using rubber wood as raw material.
  • Investment opportunity for Tourism Sector.
  • Hotels, Catering, Mega projects in amusement parks, adventure sports, destination weddings, Tea tourism, Thematic parks, Medical Tourism, Rural Tourism, Eco Tourism
  • Great potential for development of Eco Tourism in the designated protected areas of Trishna, Sepahijala and Roa.
  • Tripura is one of the Global Biodiversity Hotspots with diverse kind of biological and cultural variance.

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