Mizoram is one of the seven states in the North-East of India. Mizoram shares its borders with other north-eastern states of Manipur, Tripura and Assam, and neighboring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Industries in the state enjoy a unique location-specific advantage. Bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, Mizoram offers a gateway for engaging in international trade with Southeast Asian countries. With improving road, rail and air connectivity and the establishment of trade routes with neighboring countries, trade facilitation has improved over the last decade.

Bamboo forests cover 3,267 square kilometre of Mizoram’s geographical area. There is an estimated growing stock of 25.26 million metric tonnes of 35 varieties of bamboo in the state.  It offers immense potential for commercial exploitation of the natural resources for export-oriented industries.

The climatic conditions in the state provide a conducive breeding ground for commercial exploitation of all kinds of silkworms. Sericulture remains one of the state's key industries. Raw silk production in Mizoram stood at 75.00 metric tonnes during 2018-19 (up to December 2018).

Mizoram has the potential to generate 4,500 MW of hydropower, of which 97.94 MW was installed as of April 2019.

With a literacy rate of 91.33 percent, Mizoram offers a highly literate workforce. Knowledge of English is an added advantage for the Mizo workforce.

With improving road, rail & air connectivity & the establishment of trade routes with neighbouring countries, trade facilitation has improved over the last decade.

  • 75.00 metric tonnes

    Raw silk production during 2018-19 (up to December, 2018).

Handloom Industries

The handloom sector will continue to receive serious attention from the Govt. Utmost importance will be given for improving the quality product by introducing improved design, packaging, branding. The acquisition of modern technology will be encouraged and insisted on gaining a competitive advantage in marketing the products. The presence of innate designing skills of womenfolk in rural areas will be utilized for enriching the industry.  Branding of the product will be encouraged for sustainable merchandising of the product. The Govt. will ensure that Weavers in the State enjoy maximum benefit from the schemes of Central Govt.

 Handicraft Industries

The traditional skill of Mizo people will be upgraded and diversified for the market competitiveness of handicraft products. Market promotion scheme will be systematically designed and utilized under which the products of various craftsmen could be marketed under the same brand name may be considered.

Textile related industries

Bulk production of readymade garments will be encouraged as this sector is having good potential for the market outside the state and export. The introduction of modern machines and design improvement will find consideration of the Govt. The procurement of raw materials and accessories will be arranged through marketing efforts and eventually by way of development of local industries.