Infrastructure Development in Manipur has got some pace now like other states in the north-east part of India. Manipur is one of the most industrially backward states of the North Eastern Region. Agriculture still remains the dominant sector contributing 33% of the Net State Domestic Product (NSDP). The primary sector provides 69% of employment to the people of Manipur.
Industrially the State has not achieved any significant development. Traditional industries like handloom and handicrafts are the major sector of industry. The share of manufacturing sector in the NSDP is only about 8%.
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
The Ministry is doing a lot for the development of better infrastructure facilities in Manipur. They aim at tackling insurgency and poverty in the state by generating rural employment and security. Here are some of the development activities happening in Manipur,
- A grant of Rs. 8 crore for the development and maintenance of Kangla Fort.
- Upgrading of Manipur Police Training School (Pangei) to Manipur Police Training College (MPTC).
- Infrastructure for Police Stations in Rural and Remote Areas.
- The State Government has sought funds for improvement and upgradation of internal roads, sewerage and drainage, water, street lighting and basic urban amenities at Moreh, a small urban pocket in the hill district of Chandel along the international border. Ministry recommend a grant of Rs. 25 crore for this purpose.
- Special Upgradation Grants of Rs 100 Crore for Sports.
- Infrastructure for Autonomous District Councils.