NE region witness more than 85 pc export growth in last six years

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The export of agricultural products to the North-East region has increased by more than 85 percent in the last six years.

Important facts

  • According to the Commerce and Industry Ministry the export has reached over 17 million dollars in 2021-22 from 2.52 million dollar in 2016-17.

  • The major destinations of exports have been Bangladesh, Bhutan, Middle East, UK and European countries.

  • There has been a significant increase in the export of agricultural products from the northeastern states like Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Meghalaya.

  • In the last three years, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development and Authority (APEDA) has conducted 136 capacity building programs on export awareness in different parts of the North Eastern Region.

  • APEDA organized a conference on Export Potential of Natural, Organic and Geographical Indications (GI) agricultural products in Guwahati on 24 June.

India's North-East region

  • The North Eastern Region (NER) comprises eight States - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

  • The North Eastern region of India is a landlocked region with no access to the sea.

  • It is geographically isolated from the rest of India and is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land called the Siliguri Corridor (Chicken’s Neck).

  • Sikkim - the ‘Brother’ of the Seven Sisters

  • Assam- World’s largest ‘Tea Producer’ 

  • Manipur- Jewel of India

  • Arunachal Pradesh- Land of Rising Sun

  • Meghalaya- Scotland of India

  • Tripura- the most ‘Literate’ in the Northeast around 95% Literacy rate

  • Mizoram- Molasses Basin

  • Sikkim- Sparsely Populated, the only state having world’s largest ‘Kanchenjunga Mountain’

  • Nagaland- famous for Mon’s Ethnicity

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