Year: 2022 | Month: December | Volume 8 | Issue 2
A Study of Economic Land Use Pattern Development with Special Context in Manipur
Economic Land Use Pattern Developed Manipur is a small but picturesque State lying between latitudes 23°50’ N to 25°41’N and longitude 92° 58’E to 94° 45’ E with an area of 22,327 Km2. Almost 90 percent of the geographical area is hills and the rest is the Manipur valley with sizeable water bodies. There are 9 districts - five in the hills and four in the valley. Tribes and communities of the State live in 2391 rural villages. The area is mainly inhabited by majority Community, the Meiteis, who today constitutes 59 percent of the total population and the uplands or hill areas are inhabited by 33 tribes belonging to Naga subtribes and the Kuki-Chins-Mizo groups along with some other tribes not strictly falling in the said groups- all summing up to 41 percent out of the total State’s population of 27,21,756. The land is rich in biodiversity and have adequate rainfall with rich and age old colorful culture.
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