Business and Economy of DimapurDimapur is one of the important places in Nagaland. Like the other northeastern states, the economy of Dimapur mostly depends on agriculture. The place is also popular with handloom and handicraft products. The tourism industry also contributes to the development of the economy of the region. Today, tourism is a major source of income for the people of Dimapur.
Agriculture in Dimapur
Agriculture contributes a considerable amount of revenue to the economy of Dimapur. The people are dependent on agriculture for their living. Rice is the staple food of the region and occupies most percent of the total agricultural area. Apart from rice, Dimapur produces a large quantity of Naga king Chili, Ginger, Soya bean etc.
Forest Based Sectors in DimapurDimapur also has a good number of forests. The people of Dimapur uses the products of the forests to make products like furniture, agarbati bamboo sticks, cane and bamboo items, wood curving items, Handicraft items, bamboo mat, Ayurvedic medicine, door and window frame.
Industries in DimapurThe city of Dimapur is not much developed industrially. Cottage and small scale industry is one of the primary industries in Dimapur. A good amount of revenue of Dimapur comes from cottage and small scale industries like products of wooden products, cane and bamboo, and handloom products.
Some of the existing industries in Dimapur are:
Agro based industryAgriculture is a major source of income for the people of the Dimapur. There are several agro based industry in Dimapur which includes:
- Rice Mill
- Fruit and vegetable preservation and canning centre
- Potato and Banana chips processing unit
- Soya milk and toffee processing unit
- Fruits extraction &packing unit
Mineral based industryDimapur is also rich in mineral resource and therefore mineral based industry are slowly flourishing in the region. The Mineral Base Industry in Dimapur includes:
- Stone crushing
- Stone cutting & polishing
- Stone curving
- Boulder mall.
- Stone dressing
- Brick field
- Sand stockiest
Textile based industry
Apart from agro and mineral based industry, Dimapur also has several textile based industry such as :
- Tailoring unit
- Wool weaving unit
- Handloom unit
- Thread making unit
- Readymade garments unit