Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA For updated

Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA For updated

Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 1 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Contents Manipur An Introduction Infrastructure Status Business Opportunities Doing Business in Manipur State Acts & Policies For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 2 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Manipur Factfile Depending on the altitude of hill ranges, the climatic condition varies from tropical to subalpine. The Manipur river basin has seven major rivers such as Imphal, Iril, Nambul, Sekmai, Chakpi, Thoubal and Khuga. Loktak Lake, the largest fresh-water lake in the Northeast, is situated in the state. Parameters

Manipur Capital Imphal Geographical area (sq km) 22,327 Administrative districts (No) Source: www.mapsofindia.com Manipur is situated in the Eastern-most corner of Northeast India. The state shares borders with other Northeastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam and the neighbouring country of Myanmar. Meiteilon (Manipuri) is the state language, although, English and Hindi are also commonly used for communication. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 9 Population density (persons per sq km)* 122 Total population (million)* 2.7 Male population (million)* 1.4 Female population (million)* 1.3 Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males)* 987

Literacy rate (%)* 79.8 Sources: Government of Manipur Website, www.manipur.gov.in *Provisional Data Census 2011 MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 3 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Manipur in Figures (1/2) Parameter Manipur All-States Source GSDP as a percentage of all states GSDP 0.13 100 CMIE, 2010-11, current prices Average GSDP growth rate (%)* 10.2 15.9 CMIE, 2004-05 to 2010-11, current prices 728.1 1,324.3 CMIE, 2010-11, current prices 157.8

199,627.0 Central Electricity Authority, as of March 2012 8,247,010 ^ 903,727,208 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, as of January 2012 53,399^ 13,350,938 Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, as of December 2011 959 71,772 Economy Per capita GSDP (US$) Physical Infrastructure Installed power capacity (MW) Wireless subscribers (No) Broadband subscribers (No) National Highway length (km) Airports (No) Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, AnnualinReport *Calculated Indian 2011-12 Rupee Terms ^Combined figures for the Northeast Manipur, Meghalaya, 1 states comprising 133 Arunachal Pradesh, Airport Authority of India Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 4 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Manipur in Figures (2/2) Parameter Manipur All-States Source Literacy rate (%) 79.8 74.0 Provisional Data Census 2011 Birth rate (per 1,000 population) 14.9 22.1 SRS Bulletin (www.censusindia.gov.in), 2011 FDI equity inflows (US$ billion) 0.07* 160.0 Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, April 2000 to January 2012 Outstanding investments (US$ billion) 17.2 11,318.3

CMIE (2011-12) Social indicators Investments *FDI inflows for RBIs (Reserve Bank of Indias) Guwahati-region which includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura SRS: Sample Registration System For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 5 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Advantage Manipur (1/2) Conducive Agro-Climatic Conditions for Fruits and Vegetables Manipur has significant potential for growing various horticultural crops because of varied agro-climatic conditions. Growing of fruits and vegetables on small plots of land provides additional income to the farmers undertaking crop-husbandry. Link with the Southeast Asian Countries Moreh town offers a feasible land-route between India and Myanmar and to the Southeast Asian countries. A land customs station exists in Moreh. An Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Moreh is being developed. Rare Medicinal and Aromatic Plants A wide variety of rare and exotic medicinal and aromatic plants grow in Manipur. Entrepreneurs get easy access for processing and marketing such plants. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 6 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA

Advantage Manipur (2/2) Facilitating Transport Infrastructure Imphal has one airport. Air India provides air-cargo services. Four National Highways run through the state. A railway line is under construction on the Manipur-Assam border as a national priority project. Beautiful Tourist Destination Imphal city is surrounded by green verdant hills with salubrious weather. It is a delight for tourists with a variety of attractions such as lakes, parks and mountains. Availability of Skilled Labour With 79.8 per cent literacy rate, Manipur offers a largely educated workforce. Knowledge of English is an added advantage of the Manipuri workforce. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 7 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot GSDP At current prices, the total Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Manipur was about US$ 2.12 billion in 2011-12. The average GSDP growth rate from 2004-05 to 2011-12, was about 9.2 per cent. Manipurs GSDP 2011-12 2.12 2010-11 2.01 2009-10 1.75 2008-09

1.61 2007-08 1.68 2006-07 1.35 2005-06 1.29 2004-05 CAGR 9.2% 1.14 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 US$ billion Source: CMIE For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 8 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot NSDP

In 2011-12, the total Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of Manipur at current prices was about US$ 1.9 billion. From 2004-05 to 2011-12, the average NSDP growth rate was about 9.2 per cent. Manipurs NSDP 2011-12 1.9 2010-11 1.8 2009-10 1.56 2008-09 1.44 2007-08 1.5 2006-07 1.21 2005-06 CAGR 9.2% 1.16 2004-05 1.02 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1

1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2 US$ billion Source: CMIE For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 9 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot Per Capita GSDP The states per capita GSDP in 2011-12 was US$ 752.7 as compared to US$ 462.4 in 2004-05. Per Capita GSDP 800 The per capita GSDP increased at a CAGR of 7.2 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12. CAGR 7.2% 700 600 512.5 728.1 643.4

603.6 752.7 644.5 527.5 US$ 500 462.4 400 300 200 100 0 2004-052005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12 Source: CMIE For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 10 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot Per Capita NSDP The states per capita NSDP in 2011-12 was US$ 673.4 as compared to US$ 414.6 in 2004-05. Per Capita NSDP 800 The per capita NSDP increased at a CAGR of 7.1 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12. CAGR 7.1%

700 573.8 600 500 US$ 651.3 414.6 460.5 539.6 673.4 576.5 473 400 300 200 100 0 2004-052005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12 Source: CMIE For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 11 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot Percentage Distribution of GSDP In 2011-12, the tertiary sector contributed 45.6 per cent to the states GSDP at current prices,

followed by the secondary sector at 29.7 per cent. Percentage Distribution of GSDP 100 90 80 The tertiary sector grew at an average rate of 12.9 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12; driven by trade, hotels, real estate, finance, insurance, transport, communications and other services. 38.6 45.6 70 The secondary sector grew at an average rate of 7 per cent during the period 2004-05 and 201112. Its growth was mainly driven by construction and manufacturing. The primary sector grew at an average rate of 10.2 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 12.9 % 60 50 40 36.7 29.7 7.0% 30 20 CAGR 10 0

24.7 24.7 2004-05 2011-12 Primary Sector Secondary Sector 10.2 % Tertiary Sector Source: CMIE MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 12 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot Agricultural Production Natural forests cover about 77 per cent of the total geographical area of Manipur. Agriculture has a significant share in the state domestic product and provides employment to about 52.2 per cent of the total workers in the state. Teak, pine, oak, uningthou, leihao, bamboo, cane, etc., are important forest resources. In addition, rubber, tea, coffee, orange, and cardamom are grown in the hill areas. Food and cash crops are grown, mainly, in the valley region. Major fruits grown in the state are pineapple,

lime, lemon, banana, orange, papaya, plum and passion fruit. Rice is the staple food of Manipur and is grown in both the hills and the plains. In 2008-09, total production of paddy (rice) was 473,380 tonnes in the state. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org Crop Annual Production 2010-11 (000 tonnes) Paddy (Rice) 473.3* Pineapple 104.4 Banana 34.9 Potato 15.2 Sources: Indian Horticulture Database 2011, National Horticulture Board, Department of Commerce & Industries, Government of Manipur *As of 2008-09 MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 13 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Economic Snapshot FDI Inflows & Investments

According to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, the cumulative FDI inflows to the Northeast states from April 2000 to January 2012 amounted to US$ 73 million*. Break up of Outstanding Investments by Sector (2011-12) 8.4%0.5% In 2011-12, the outstanding investments in the state were US$ 17.2 billion. Electricity sector accounted for 48.3 per cent of the outstanding investments in the state followed by the services sector (42.8 per cent). Irrigation and real estate sectors accounted for the rest. *FDI inflows for RBIs Guwahati-region which includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org Electricity Services 48.3% 42.8% Irrigation Real Estate Source: CMIE MANIPUR AN INTRODUCTION 14 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Contents Manipur An Introduction Infrastructure Status

Business Opportunities Doing Business in Manipur State Acts & Policies For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 15 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Physical Infrastructure Roads The NH-53 connects Imphal with Jirighat on the Manipur-Assam border. The NH-150 runs southwards, connecting Manipur with Seling in Mizoram. The Government of India has a trilateral agreement with Thailand and Myanmar to construct a trans-Asian highway connecting India (through Manipur) to the two countries. The Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRSTC) provides state road transport services. Road Type Source: Manipuronline.in The state has four National Highways (NH), the arterial one being NH-39. It connects lmphal with Dimapur in the neighboring state of Nagaland. From Imphal it runs for another 110 km Southeast to the international border town of Moreh on the Indo-Myanmar border. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

Road Length (km) National Highways 959 State Highways 668 Major district roads 964 Other district roads 1,013 Sources: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Annual Report 2011-12, Economic Survey of Manipur, 2008-09 INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 16 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Physical Infrastructure Airports and Railways Manipur has a domestic airport at Imphal, the Tulihal Airport, which is located about 8 km from the heart of the city. Imphal Airport is the second largest airport in the Northeastern Region with postal air cargo services six days a week. The airport is being expanded to increase parking space for more aircrafts and to make it an international airport. A new terminal

building with cold-storage facilities is in the pipeline. The major functional rail head linking Manipur with the rest of India is at Dimapur (in the state of Nagaland), 215 km away from Imphal. A railway-line from Jiribam (on the ManipurAssam border) is under construction as a national priority project. This railway line is expected to connect Imphal with the rest of India by 2016. Imphal Domestic Airport For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 17 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Physical Infrastructure Power As of March 2012, Manipur had a total power generation installed capacity of 157.8 MW. It consisted of 106.94 MW under central utilities and 50.86 MW under state utilities. Installed Power Capacity (MW) 180 160 157.9 157.9 157.8

157.8 157.8 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 140 Of the total power generation installed capacity, 80.98 MW was contributed by hydro power, 71.37 MW was contributed by thermal power and renewable power contributed 5.45 MW of capacity. 120 Hydropower majors such as Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC) are jointly setting up a mega hydro electric power project at Tipaimukh with an investment of US$ 2 billion. On completion, the project would have six generating units of 250 MW each totalling to 1,500 MW. 20 For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 100 80 60 40 0 Source: Central Electricity Authority INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS

18 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Physical Infrastructure Telecom As of January 2012, North-East states^ of India had 8.2 million wireless subscribers and 253,189 wire-line subscribers. As of December 2011, the state had 52 telephone exchanges with 220,082 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) telephone connections. Some of the Major Telecom Operators in Manipur Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Aircel Limited Vodafone Essar Reliance Communications Tata Teleservices IDEA Cellular Bharti Airtel Telecom Infrastructure (January 2012) Wireless Subscribers^ 8,247,010 Wire-line Subscribers^ 253,189 BSNL Telephone Connections 220,082* Broadband Subscribers^ Telephone Exchanges 53,399* 52* Sources: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India,

Department of Telecommunications, Annual Report 2011-12, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology ^Combined figures for the Northeast states comprising Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura *As of December 2011, Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 19 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Development Projects: Urban Infrastructure Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), three projects, costing US$33.6 million, have been sanctioned for Imphal. The projects have been sanctioned between 2007-08 and 2009-10. Key areas of development are solid waste management, preservation of water bodies and drainage/storm water drains. Under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), US$ 13.7 million has been allocated for development of water supply system in Thoubal, Kakching, Jiriban, Moirang and Bishnupur. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 20 Manipur AUGUST 2012

JEWEL OF INDIA Social Infrastructure Education (1/2) Manipur has a literacy rate of 79.8 per cent according to the provisional data of Census 2011; the male literacy rate is 86.5 per cent and the female literacy rate is 73.2 per cent. The Education Department of the Government of Manipur regulates the education system of the state. The department has four sub-entities: Department of Education (university and higher education), Department of Education (schools), State Council of Educational Research and Training and Department of Adult Education. The state has 68 colleges for general education, out of which 28 are government colleges, 12 are government aided colleges and 28 are private colleges. Literacy Rate (%) Literacy Rate 79.8 Male Literacy 86.5 Female Literacy 73.2 Source: Census 2011 (provisional data) Educational Infrastructure Universities 2 Colleges for General Education 68 Government Colleges 28

Government Aided Colleges 12 Private Colleges 28 Source: University Grants Commission, Manipur Annual Plan 2012-13, Planning Department, Government of Manipur For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 21 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Social Infrastructure Education (2/2) Several programmes including the National Programme of Nutrition (mid-day meals scheme), support primary education. The state also promotes education for girls. In the Annual Plan 2012-13, the State Government has proposed an outlay of US$ 6 million for development of university & higher education and US$ 10.6 million for development of technical education. The State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA), Manipur, was constituted as per the directive of the National Literacy Mission (NLM) Authority. The project is funded on sharing basis by the Government of India and the State Government. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org Manipurs Education Statistics (2009-10) Schools Imparting Elementary

Education (No) 3,926 Students Enrolled (No) Primary: 343,935 Upper Primary: 126,352 Pupil-Teacher ratio Primary: 21 Upper Primary: 20 Gross Enrolment Ratio Primary: 161.5 Upper Primary: 83.2 Source: Department of School Education and Literacy Flash Statistics, 2009-10 INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 22 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Social Infrastructure Health Health Indicators (2010) The health infrastructure of the state comprised of 7 District Hospitals, 80 Primary Health Centres, 420 Primary Health Sub-Centres, 16 Community Health Centres and 30 Dispensaries. The health system under the State Health Department is organised at three levels, each level supported by a referral centre. The levels

are: Primary care level comprising of Primary Health Sub-Centres (PHSC), Primary Health Centres (PHC) and Community Health Centres (CHC). Essential basic health care are provided at this level. Secondary care level comprising of CHCs and District Hospital, which act as referral centres and where comparatively better services are provided with basic specialist facilities. Tertiary care level where specialist and For updated information, please visitare www.ibef.org super specialist care provided. The Population Served Per Government Hospital 78,097 ^ Population Served Per Government Hospital Bed 1,044^ Birth Rate* 14.9 Death Rate* 4.2 Infant Mortality Rate** 14 Sources: Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2011, (www.censusindia.gov.in), Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, Government of

India *Per thousand persons **Per thousand live births ^As of January 2011 Health Infrastructure District Hospitals 7 Primary Health Centres 80 Primary Health Sub-Centres 420 Community Health Centres 16 Dispensaries 30 Source: Manipur Annual Plan 2012-13, Planning Department, Government of Manipur INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 23 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Cultural Infrastructure Manipur has its distinct art forms. The various styles of Manipuri dances include Ras Lila, Nupa Pala, Pung Cholom, Maibi dance and Khamba Thoibi dance. The Manipur State Museum and Sekta Archaeological Museum preserve the states ancient heritage.

A number of festivals are celebrated in Manipur such as Lai Haraoba, Yaoshang (Dol Jatra), Ratha Jatra, festival of Kuki Chin Mizo, Gang-Ngai (festival of Kabui Nagas) and Chumpha. Theatre and society are closely linked in Manipur. Shumang Iila and Phampak Iila (stage drama) are the two popular types of theatre. The Manipur Dramatic Union, Arian Theatre, Chitrangada Natya Mandir, Society Theatre, Rupmahal, Cosmopolitan Dramatic Union and the Chorus Repertory Theatre are prominent theatre groups in the state. Many indigenous games are played in the state, such as Sagol Kangjei (Manipuri Polo), Yubi Lakpi (Manipuri Rugby), Hiyang Tannaba (Boat Race), Mukna (Manipuri Wrestling), Kang, Thang-Ta and Sarit Sarat. Important stadiums in the state include the Kondompoksi Stadium, the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium and the Mapal Khagjeibung Ground, all are situated in Imphal. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 24 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Industrial Infrastructure Infrastructure Description Nilakuthi Food Park Integrated Infrastructural Development Project (IID) Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP)

Trade Centres Industrial Growth Centre The food park is constructed on a land-area of about 30 acres at Nilakuthi. The Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited is the implementing agency. The park will host around 60 food processing units for which common facilities will be provided. The total project cost is estimated to be US$ 6.6 million. The Government of India has sanctioned the IID project at Moreh with a total project cost of US$ 1.19 million. Land acquisition is under way as of June 2012. The Government of India has approved the EPIP project at Khunuta Chingjin in the Kakching sub-division of Thoubal district at a project cost of US$ 3.1 million. Land acquisition is under way as of June 2012. The Government of India has sanctioned US$ 0.4 million for construction of two trade centres, one at Moreh and another at Imphal. Construction of the Moreh Trade Centre is complete and that of the Imphal Trade Centre at Porompat, is ongoing. The Government of India has approved one Industrial Growth Centre Project at Lamlai-Napet with a total project cost of US$ 6.2 million. Land acquisition is under way as of June 2012. Source: Manipur Science & Technology Council For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS 25 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Contents Manipur An Introduction Infrastructure Status Business Opportunities Doing Business in Manipur State Acts & Policies For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 26 Manipur AUGUST

2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Manipur has abundant natural resources that offer potential for the development of infrastructure and industrial sectors. The Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Limited (MANIDCO) is responsible for industrial development in the state. Other important corporations include Manipur Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MHHDCL), Manipur Electronic Development Corporation Limited (MANITRON) and Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org Key industries Handlooms Handicrafts Sericulture Food Processing Bamboo Processing Tourism

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 27 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Handloom Handloom is the largest cottage industry in the state. Manipur ranks among the top five states in terms of number of looms in the country. Most of the silk weavers, famous for their skill and intricate designing, are from Wangkhei, Bamon Kampu, Kongba, Khongman and Utlou. To provide welfare measures and better working conditions to handloom weavers, schemes such as group insurance, health package, work-shed cum-housing scheme, project package scheme, integrated handloom village development project and the Deen Dayal Hathkargha Protsahan Yojana are being implemented in the handloom sector. Fabrics and Shawls of Manipur are in great demand in the national and international market. Manipur Development Society (MDS), Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation (MHHDC), and Manipur State Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society are the three major government organisations which undertake the handloom production, development and marketing activities in the state. The Twelfth-Five Year Plan (2012-17) and Annual Plan 2012-13 envisaged to further broaden and intensify the development of the handloom industry and safeguard the health care of the weavers. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 28 Manipur

AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Handicrafts Handicrafts is another important industry in the state. It has its own unique identity amongst the various crafts of the country. Cloth embroidery, cane and bamboo, ivory, stone and wood carving, metal crafts, deer horn decorative articles, supari working sticks, dolls and toys are some of the well known Manipuri handicrafts. Since cane and bamboo are abundantly available, basketry is a popular occupation of the people of Manipur. Pottery flourishes in the Andro, Sekmai, Chairen, Thongjao, Nungbi and parts of Senapati districts. Manipur has the highest handicrafts units as well as highest number of craftsperson comprising of skilled and semi-skilled artisan in the entire Northeastern region. Cane and bamboo crafts, kauna crafts and pottery have high investment potential in the state. There are altogether 98,051 handicrafts units in Manipur providing employment to 379,998 artisans. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 29 Manipur AUGUST 2012

JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Sericulture Manipur has four varieties of silk: mulberry, eri, muga and oak-tussar. The Manipur Sericulture Project was initiated by the Government of India with the assistance of the Government of Japan, particularly, to provide employment to women. There were 166 primary sericulture societies in the state as of March 2011. During 2010-11, Manipur produced 321.50 metric tonnes of raw silk. For the Annual Plan 2012-13, a sum of US$ 3.87 million is proposed for implementation of the existing 13 sericulture development schemes. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 30 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Food Processing The food processing industry is a major thrust sector of Manipur. The states agro climatic conditions are most suited for food processing industry . MAGFRUIT, RATNA, SANA, MANIFRU, LIKLA, HEIRANG, CHANDANI and WAIFRUIT are some of the local popular brand names in this industry.

Fresh packed pineapple and passion fruit, pulp, juice, toffee and concentrate, lemon and orange juice, ginger oil, ginger lime, mushrooms and fresh in brine or canned dry bamboo shoots, are some of the well known products of Manipur. The state government has established a Food Park at Nilakuthi with a project cost of US$ 6.6 million (revised) to provide common facilities, like, cold storage, warehouse, quality control laboratories, packaging, tool room, power and water supply, sewerage treatment, etc. This park will provide facilities to set up 50 60 food processing units which will directly employ 200-300 persons and 3,000 persons indirectly including farmers, traders, businessmen, etc. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 31 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Bamboo Processing Three common facility centres for bamboo processing have been established at Tamenglong, Churachandpur and Imphal. Government of Manipur is taking up a Bamboo Technology Park at Kadamtala, Jiribam with an estimated cost of US$ 104.29 million. The main objective of the park is to set up entrepreneurial cluster-based bamboo processing units, on public private partnership basis under the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) mode, in association with the National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA), of Government of India. Bamboo Shoot production units have potentials for bamboo cultivation and marketing of processed bamboo shoots, products (orient food) for the local as well as international markets. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 32

Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Industries Tourism Manipur has a pleasant climate, exotic greenery and varied flora, besides a rich tribal culture. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 114,451 tourists visited Manipur in 2010. The key tourist destinations in the state include the following: The Keibul Lamjao National Park on the bank of the Loktak Lake, the only habitat of brow antlered deer which is locally known as Sangai. The Indian National Army Memorial at Moirang where Indian National Army (INA) hoisted tricolour flag for the first time on the Indian soil. The Siroy National Park at Ukhrul. Loktak lake, the biggest fresh water lake in the Northeast. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 33 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Contents

Manipur An Introduction Infrastructure Status Business Opportunities Doing Business in Manipur State Acts & Policies For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 34 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Approvals Required (1/2) In order to facilitate investment the State Government has set up single-window facilitation with escort mechanism, which provides coordination with departments for all services and clearances that are required for expeditious establishment of industrial units. A special cell in the Directorate of Commerce and Industries has been set up to provide the escort mechanism for investments. All new units, except those in the IT sectors, have to necessarily obtain clearance from Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB). Clearance from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of Manipur, is required prior to setting up new units in areas other than industrial estate, growth centres, Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), IT parks, Integrated Infrastructure Development Corporation (IIDC) and declared industrial areas. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org DOING BUSINESS IN MANIPUR 35 Manipur AUGUST 2012

JEWEL OF INDIA Key Approvals Required (2/2) List of Approvals and Clearances Required Department Incorporation of Company Registrar of Companies Registration, Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM), Industrial Licenses Director of Commerce and Industries, Manipur Permission for Land Use Allotment of Land Site Environmental Approval No Objection Certificate and Consent under Water and Pollution Control Act Registration under States Sales Tax Act and Central and State Excise Act Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Limited (MANIDCO) Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) / Department of Environment and Forest, Government of Manipur Excise Department of Manipur Commercial Taxes Sanction of Power Power Feasibility Power Connection Electricity Department, Government of Manipur / The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the States of Manipur & Mizoram (JERC) Approval for Construction Activity and Building Plan Public Works Department, Manipur Water and Sewerage Clearance Manipur Public Health Engineering Department (MPHED) Water Connection For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org DOING BUSINESS IN MANIPUR

36 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Key Investment Promotion Offices Agency Description Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Limited (MANIDCO) Formerly known as the Manipur Small Industries Corporation Limited (MSIC), MANIDCOs objective is to aid, advice, assist finance, protect and promote the interest of small and medium industries in the state. Manipur Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MHHDCL) MHHDCL was set up in 1976 to help production and direct marketing of handloom and handicraft products. Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited (MFIC) MFIC was incorporated in 1997. The corporation provides assistance and support services in the field of technical, financial, marketing, etc., to food processing units. For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org DOING BUSINESS IN MANIPUR 37 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA

Contact List Agency Contact Information Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Limited Industrial Estate Takyelpat, Imphal - 795001 Post Box No 46 Phone: 91-385-2221 967/2223 624 Website: http://mastec.nic.in/manidco.htm Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region 258, 1st Floor, Vigyan Bhavan Annexe New Delhi-110011 Phone: 91-11-2302 2401, 2302 2400 Fax: 91-11-2306 2754 Website: http://mdoner.gov.in For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org DOING BUSINESS IN MANIPUR 38 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Cost of Doing Business in Manipur Cost Parameter Cost Estimate Source Hotel Costs (per room per night) US$ 30 to US$ 100 Industry Sources Office Space Rent (2,000 sq ft) Residential Space Rent (2,000 sq ft) Labour Cost (minimum wages per

day) US$ 200 to US$ 1,000 per month US$ 150 to US$ 500 per month Un-skilled US$ 1.8 Skilled US$ 1.9 For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org Industry Sources Industry Sources Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India DOING BUSINESS IN MANIPUR 39 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Contents Manipur An Introduction Infrastructure Status Business Opportunities Doing Business in Manipur State Acts & Policies For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org 40 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA State Acts & Policies North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) 2007 Objective

To promote the Northeast as an attractive investment destination through several concessions and incentives. Read mor e Manipur IT Policy 2003 Objective s To transform Manipur into an Information Technology driven economy. To promote investments and growth in IT industry and encourage private sector initiative in IT related infrastructure and services. Read mor e New Industrial Policy of Manipur 2002 Objective To facilitate rapid and substantial industrial development in the state through enhanced investment, infrastructure and institutional support, incentive packages and utilisation of existing resources. Read mor e For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org STATE ACTS & POLICIES 41 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Annexure Exchange Rates Year INR equivalent of one

US$ 2004-05 44.95 2005-06 44.28 2006-07 45.28 2007-08 40.24 2008-09 45.91 2009-10 47.41 2010-11 45.57 2011-12 47.94 Average for the year For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org ANNEXURE 42 Manipur AUGUST 2012 JEWEL OF INDIA Disclaimer India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) engaged GenX Info Technologies Pvt Ltd (GenX) to prepare this presentation and the same has been prepared by GenX in consultation with IBEF.

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