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Economy of Nagaland

The economy of Nagaland is based on agriculture with a good percentage of Naga people involved in farming and raising livestock. They grow rice, potatoes, sugarcane and tobacco. Fisheries, piggeries and poultry are some of the popular livestock sectors that do well in Nagaland. There are huge deposits of minerals in Nagaland and coal, natural gas, marble and nickel are the mainstays.

Since bamboo is found abundantly in the state, industries like paper mills and plywood factories flourish. The crafts sector produces bamboo products and weaving and spinning are also activities that popular with the women in the state and the Naga shawls that they produce are well known and liked by all.

Tourism is fast catching up in the state and contribute significantly to the economy of Nagaland.

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