Mizoram - Investment and Industrial Policies

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Eco-Tourism Policy


The state of Mizoram, endowed with numerous beautiful hill ranges covered with forest, rivers and streams between the hills, coupled with its rich natural and cultural heritage provides unique opportunities for ecotourism. Mizoram has about 88.93% of its land covered with forests (SFR 2015) that supports various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, more than 2500 species of plants including 253 species of orchids (BSI, Shillong) and more than 300 species of medicinal plants. The rich biodiversity of the state is conserved mainly through a network of protected areas comprising of 2 National Parks and 8 Sanctuaries complemented by wilderness areas, community conserved village forest areas, wetlands and other forest areas.




Information Technology Policy


Information Technology (IT) is the world's fastest growing economic activity. It is transforming resource-based economies to knowledge-based economies. IT has become the greatest agent of change and promises to play this role even more dramatically in future. IT changes every aspect of human life, apart from impacting changes in the field of communications, trade, manufacturing, services, culture, entertainment, education, research and national security. IT breaks old barriers and is building new interconnections in the emerging concept of a single global village. It has also become one of the critical indicators of the progress of nations, communities and individuals. The advent of IT offers opportunities to overcome historical disabilities. IT is a tool that will enable Mizoram to achieve the goal of becoming a strong, prosperous and selfconfident state. IT promises to compress the time it would otherwise take for Mizoram to advance rapidly in its march towards faster development and in occupying a position as a progressive and self-sufficient state.


New Industrial Policy 2012


The Industrial Policy of Mizoram State was first notified on 15.3.1989 to give direction to the strategy for Industrial development of the State. It laid stress on reducing shifting cultivation by encouraging a shift from primary to secondary sectors while protecting the Socio-Cultural and ethnic identity of the indigenous enterprise of Mizoram. The intention of the Government in that policy was not Industrial growth per se but was rather directed towards all-round development of the people of Mizoram with special focus on upliftment of indigenous people and also towards giving them gainful employment and self employment opportunities in the Industries and allied sectors. Significant growth has been experienced as a result of this policy direction during 8 th Plan period.


Solar Power Policy 2017


Energy Security is the key to economic growth to any country and state, Fossil fuel such as coal, gas, oil, etc. for conventional power generation is fast depleting and will be exhausted in coming decades. The conventional generation is also the source of greenhouse gas emission attributing to global warming and has adverse impact on climate. Therefore, a global shift towards sustainable renewable energy generation is being witnessed. India is blessed with abundant solar energy and if harnessed efficiently, the country is capable of producing trillion-kilowatts of electricity. Solar energy is extremely beneficial as it is non-polluting and its generation can be decentralized.