The easternmost frontier of the Indian sub continent, North-East India is a region as interesting and varied as India itself and is known for its immense natural beauty and vast potential of resources. Commonly referred to as the Seven Sister States, this region is bounded by the states of Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura with Assam comprising the heart. Arunachal Pradesh lies to its north, and the state of Sikkim lies to its west. This region is ethnically, linguistically and culturally very distinct from the rest of the Indian union owing to the diversity of its populace. A distinct geo-political and geo-economic entity, the region accounts for 7.8% of the total land space and 3% of the total population of the country. The area is made up of mountains above the snow line and plains a little higher than sea level; hill ranges forming part of the Himalayas guard the northern side of the region. The Macmahon line separates North East India from Tibet.
The North Eastern states are endowed with suitable agro climatic condition and it stands out from rest of country due to its climatic diversity, meandering altitudes and production of varied crop groups. In fact, the uniqueness of northeastern market is that one can enjoy fresh off-season crop groups in one state from the neighbouring states where its season has just started due to this climatic diversity. This means that for certain produces, the seasonality is a bit stretched.
The diverse agro-climatic situations in the region offer excellent scope for growing different horticultural crop groups like fruits, vegetables, spices, plantation crop groups, medicinal and aromatic plants. A wide range of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruits such as lemon, mandarin, pineapple, passion fruit, banana, ginger, turmeric, and vegetables, both indigenous and exotic, are grown in the region. In terms of its contribution to the national production, the region accounts for about 5.1% (fruits) and 4.5% for vegetables.
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