The seven states of North East India along with Sikkim, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura cover 255.79 lakh hectares, constituting 7.92% of total land area of the country.
Northeast India is known for its diverse nature of soil, climate, and topography. This region is rich in diversity of many fruits, vegetables, flowers particularly orchids, spices, bamboo and medicinal & aromatic plants. Among the commercial fruits of the country, maximum diversity in citrus, banana and jack fruit are found in Northeast India.
Major agricultural produce : Food grains, Cereals and Rice
Large Amount of Spices : Chillies, Gingers, Mustard seeds, Turmeric
State Wise Development
Arunachal Pradesh has taken up the cultivation of horticulture produce especially of sub-tropical fruits on a large scale with assistance from the government.
Mizoram Which accounts for 13% of the total fruits produced in the north east, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) has been formed with private sector companies to set up a plant for the processing of turmeric, ginger, chilly, fruits and other horticulture products.
In Manipur, organic farming is the most sought-after practice in the hill areas. With proper processing, many of the agri-horticultural crops of the state have immense export promise. Another focus area for the agro based industry is the processing for extracts of spices, medicinal and herbal plants.
Sikkim: Declared one of its types the organic state in the country
Opportunity for Investment in North East States
Fruits & Vegetable Processing
Ready to Eat Food Products in Can/ Retort Pouches
Dairy Products Processing Unit
Modern Spice Grinding Unit
Spice Oleo-resins Unit
Bakery Biscuits/ Cake Unit
Poultry & Meat Processing Unit
Government Incentives by Central/ State Government for NE State
Central Government Provides: 50% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 Crores in North Eastern States including Sikkim; Minimum Project Cost will be 1.00 Crore.
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State Government Provides 25-50% Subsidy; for each state policy click below
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Source: Alliance Engineering Consultant Research