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.