NATURAL RESOURCES
 

Mineral Resources:
Coal, Limestone, Clay, Kaolin, Sillimanite, Phospherite, Glass-sand, Granite, Quartz, Feldspar, Gypsum, Base Metal, Gold, Uranium, Iron-ore

Forest Resources:

Area under Forest in Meghalaya:
('000 Hectares)

Year Reserved forest Protected Forest National Park Un-classed Total
2000-2001 71.27 1.24 26.75 850.3 949.56
2001-2002 71.27 1.24 26.75 850.3 949.56
2002-2003 71.27 1.24 26.75 850.3 949.56
2003-2004 71.27 1.24 26.75 850.3 949.56

Source:

Statistical Abstract Meghalaya 2006(http://db.nedfi.com/content/forestry)

Land Resources:

  2002-03 2003-04
  AREA IN HECTARES
Total Geographical Land 2242900 2242900
Land under Forest 947038 947219
Land not available for cultivation 225321 225380
Other un-cultivated land excluding Fallow land 600824 599589
Current Fallow land 67032 67483
Fallow other than current Fallows 600824 599589
Net sown area 215525 219224
Area sown more than once 46597 46650
Gross sown area 261792 262830

Source:

Directorate of Agriculture. Govt. of Meghalaya.

(http://db.nedfi.com/content/land-use-meghalaya)