NATURAL RESOURCES

Mineral resource

Nagaland is an immensely resource-rich state having minerals ranging from (i) Petroleum & Natural Gas (prognosticated reserve of 600 million tonnes) in the northwest along Nagaland-Assam border, (ii) Coal (with inferred reserve of 150 million tonnes) in Tuensang, Mon & Mokokchung districts (iii) Limestone and Marble (with inferred reserve of 1000 million tonnes), (iv) Magnetite with Nickel, Cobalt and Chromium (5 million tonnes of Proved reserve), (v) Rich deposits of varieties of Decorative & Dimensional Stones and (vi) Other associated metals like Zinc, Molybdenum & other possible precious metals such as Gold and Platinum groups in Phek, Kiphire and Tuensang Districts of south-east Nagaland.

Explorations conducted by the state Geology & Mining Department, Geological Survey of India, ONGC Ltd., Atomic Minerals Division and Central Ground Water Board have found the following mineral reserves suitable for commercially purposes:

Petroleum & Natural Gas

High grade limestone

Marble and dimensional/decorative stones

Coal

Nickel-Cobalt-Chromium bearing ore

Land Resources:

Area under Different Land use Statistics in Nagaland:
(Area in Thousand Hectare)

Sl. No.

Classification

2001-2002

2002-2003

2005-2006

I.

Geographical Area

1657900

1657900

1657900

II.

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

1585525

1581720

1581892

1

Forest

862930

862930

862930

2

Not available for cultivation (a+b)

66690

67340

75444

a)

Land put to non-agricultural use

66690

67340

75444

b)

Barren and Uncultivable land

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

3

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

184430

181470

176784

a)

Permanent pastures and other grazing land

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

b)

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

123750

123100

120418

c)

Culturable waste land

60680

58370

56366

4

Fallow lands (a+b)

161015

157210

157847

a)

Fallow land other than current fallows

74360

72710

75552

b)

Current fallow

86655

84500

82296

5

Net sown area (6-7)

309660

312770

308887

6

Total Cropped Area (5+7)

357310

363420

38679

7

Area sown more than once

47650

50650

77910

III.

Net Irrigation area

64400

64490

67350

IV.

Gross Irrigated Area

73900

74290

106150

Forest Resources:

Forest Area Statistics, 2015-16

Forests Area in Hectare
1. Forest Area under Govt. Control
Reserved Forest 6226
Wildlife Sanctuary 3469.00
Protected Forest 51679.00
Purchased Forest 19247
Total 80621
2. Forest Area under Private Control
Virgin Forest 477827
Degraded Forest 284280
Total 762107
3. Total Forest Area
Government Control 100823
Private Control 762107
Total 862930

Source: Statistical Handbook of Manipur 2017