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Small but Rich Meghalaya state

Meghalaya is a hill state in north-east India. Almost half of it’s border is an international border with Bangladesh, and other half is with Assam state of India. Though it’s geographically in a disadvantageous position it is very rich in natural resources. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, and it’s a beautiful hill station. This is already a great tourist attraction. Most of the state land is covered in hills, and they are very fertile. That’s why cultivations is the primary activity of the resident of Meghalaya.

Major agriculture produces of Meghalaya are:

  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Potato
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Arica nuts
  • Tezpatta (Cinnamomum Tamala)
  • Betelvine
  • Short-staple cotton
  • Jute
  • Mesta
  • Mustard
  • Rapeseed
  • Etc.

Major horticultural produces of Meghalaya are:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Pineapple
  • Guava
  • Litchi
  • Banana
  • Jack Fruits
  • Plum
  • Pear
  • Peas
  • Etc.

Natural resources found in Meghalaya are:

  • ¬†Coal
  • Limestone
  • Sillimanite
  • Karolin
  • Granite
  • Etc.

With highest rainfall in world, Meghalaya’s climate is naturally wet and suitable for farmland. The agricultural produces and available natural resources makes it a unique state in north-east states of India. Yet, there are huge number of people live in poverty. The resources are not tapped properly to create job and earning.

The state is home of diverge society with different religious believers who speaks different languages.

Many different religions follows in Meghalaya are:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Tribal religions
  • Etc.

Languages spoken in Meghalaya are:

  • Khasi
  • Garo
  • Bengali
  • Nepali
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Assamese
  • Hajong
  • Kuki
  • Etc.

*English is widely spoken language, and it’s recognized as one of the official language

Meghalaya is home of many birds, animals, reptiles, insects and different species.

Important mammals found in Meghalaya are:

  • Elephant
  • Bear
  • Red pandas
  • Civets
  • Mongoose
  • Weasels
  • Rodents
  • Gaur
  • Wild buffalo
  • Deer
  • Wild bear
  • Etc.

Commonly seen reptiles in Meghalaya are:

  • Lizard
  • Crocodile
  • Tortoise
  • Snakes (python, Indian cobra, king cobra, coral snake, viper, green tree racer)

*Meghalaya hosts more than 600 different species of birds.

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