Sunday, November 18, 2018
Megalaya

Economy

Agriculture

Of the total area 10% is used for cultivation. The important crops of the state are potato, rice, maize, pineapple, banana etc.

Rice is the main crop . Other crops include jute, ginger, mustard, sugarcane, chilli etc. These crops are produced in substantial quantities and are being marketed in adjoining states. Meghalaya is important for fruit cultivation. Fruits include pineapples, oranges, bananas etc.

The irrigation potential is much larger than the achievement. Only about 18% of the ultimate capacity for providing water to the land is being used.

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