NATURAL RESOURCES

Mineral Resources:

Oil and Natural gas, Coal, Clay, Shell Limestone

Forest Resources:

Mizoram is endowed with rich forest resources. A major portion of state’s forests is tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen type. Forests are important sources of timber and other products. Plants of medicinal values are also found in the Mizoram forests.

Land Resources:

Land use Statistics in Mizoram
(Area in Thousand Hectare)

Sl. No.

Heading

2006-2007

2007-2008

I.

Geographical Area

2108.70

2108.70

II.

Reporting Area for land Utilization Statistics (Total 1 to 5)

2108.70

2108.70

1

Forest

1593.70

1593.70

2

Not available for cultivation (a+b)

134.04

134.05

a)

Land put to non-agricultural use

125.42

125.43

b)

Barren and Uncultivable land

8.62

8.62

3

Other uncultivated land excluding fallow land (a+b+c)

79.23

77.21

a)

Permanent pastures and other gazing land

5.24

5.23

b)

Land Under miscellaneous tree crops and groves not included in net area sown

68.77

66.75

c)

Culturable waste

5.23

5.23

4

Fallow lands (a+b)

207.54

210.93

a)

Fallow lands other than current fallows

166.08

165.98

b)

Current fallows

41.47

44.95

5

Net sown area

94.19

92.81

6

Total crop Area

105.58

102.90

7

Area sown more than once

5.00

1.44

III.

Total Irrigation area

16.36

14.17

IV.

Area Irrigated for the year

11.39

9.45