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Business and Economy in Kohima

Kohima, is one of the cites in the Northeast which excels in the field of handicrafts and woven products. Kohima city is technologically not much developed and hence the people are dependent on agriculture for their food and economy as well. Another major business and economic development of this place is its tourism industry. Tourism is a major source of income for people residing here today. Being a developing place, the people here have been humbly earning their income and running their families with whatever they earn.

Agriculture in Kohima

The economy of Kohima is primarily agrarian. People are dependent on agriculture for their living and also agriculture has a lion's share to the economy of the capital city. Rice is the staple food and occupies most percent of the total agricultural area. Potato and sugarcane are important cash crops which are cultivated here and generate good revenue.Since agriculture is the main occupation of the people here, and the climate is also conducive for a variety of crops, the government has adopted several measures to increase the yield. From irrigation projects to seed farms, the government has taken many steps to increase productivity.

Forest Based Sectors in Kohima

There are also a good number of forests in Kohima. Products of the forests are used by people to make products like agarbati bamboo sticks, furniture, cane and bamboo items, Handicrafts, wood curving items, Ayurvedic medicine, bamboo mat door and window frame. Some forest based industries include:
  • Furniture making
  • Cane and bamboo unit
  • Wood curving
  • Broom unit
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Bamboo Mat Door & window frame
  • Floriculture 

Industries in Kohima

The city of Kohima is not much industrially developed. Cottage and small scale industry is one of the main industries in Kohima. A good amount of revenue of Kohima comes from cottage and small scale industries like products of cane and bamboo, wooden products and handloom products. Tourism also contributes to a good amount of revenue to Kohima and it is needless to mention that Kohima has a beautiful tourism potential. Some of the existing micro and small industries in Kohima are:

  • Agro based industriesbusiness and economy of kohima
  • Soda water industry
  • Cotton textile industry
  • Woollen, Silk and Artificial thread based cloths industry
  • Jute and Jute based industry
  • Readymade garments and industry
  • Wood and Wooden based furniture
  • Bamboo related industries like Paper and Paper Industries
  • Leather based industries
  • Rubber, plastic and petro based industries
  • Chemical and chemical based industries
  • Mineral based industries
  • Metal based industries
  • Engineering Units
  • Electrical machinery and transport equipments
  • Repairing and servicing
  • Sugar mills
  • Oil factories

Tourism Industry in Kohima

Nagaland is an important tourist destination and Kohima being the capital is the most important tourist place for people visiting Nagaland. The tourism sector helps the state earn huge revenues. Some of the important tourist attractions in Kohima are World War Cemetery and several small villages. The villages which are closely knit gives you a good insight in the lives of the traditional people of Nagaland. Click here for more information on tourism in Kohima

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