14 July, 2016

Facts About North East India

North-east India falls in the distinctive part of Indo Burma hotspots which ranks 6th among the 25 biodiversity region of the world. The region is a treasure trove for herbs, plants, animals and microbial resources. Despite of all the natural resources, North East remain one of the most secluded terrain of India with all the possibilities of economy rise. Realizing that some one has to take the initiative first, Association for Promoting North-East India (APNEI) stepped forward with unique ideas and concepts to attract attention of globetrotters to this part of the world.
North-East India lie deep in the lap of easternmost Himalayan hills in north-eastern part of India. Connected to rest of India by merely 20 km of wide land (at Siliguri, West Bengal) the North-East India shares over 2,000 km of border with Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Important Facts about North-East
The Union Government set up the Department of Development of North Eastern Region in September, 2001 and upgraded it to a Ministry in May, 2004 underscoring the its complete commitment to ensure development with equity for the NER to unleash the potential of its human and natural resources.
Dr Jitendra Singh is present Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge).  His Constituency : Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir)
States constituting the North-East, India
  • Assam
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Manipur
  • Nagaland
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura

Capital/CM/Governors/No of Districts in North-East, India
SL NoStatesCapitalsChief MinistersGovernorsNo of Districts
1. AssamDispurSarbananda SonowalP B Acharya27
2.Arunachal PradeshItanagarKalikho PulJ P Rajkhowa16
3.MeghalayaShillongDr Mukul SangmaV Shanmuganathan7
4.MizoramAizawlLal ThanhawlaLt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma8
5.ManipurImphalOkram Ibobi SinghV Shanmuganathan9
6.NagalandKohimaTR ZeliangPB Acharya11
7.SikkimGangtokPawan Kumar ChamlingShriniwas Patil4
8.TripuraAgartalaManik SarkarTathagata Roy4
High Courts of North-East, India
SL NoStatesHigh Court  HQChief JusticeRemarks (if any)
1.AssamGuwahatiAjit Singh
2.Arunachal PradeshGauhati High CourtItanagar Permanent Bench
3.MeghalayaShillongJustice Dinesh Maheshwari
4.MizoramGauhati High CourtAizawl Bench
5.ManipurImphalJustice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
6.NagalandGauhati High CourtKohima Bench
7.SikkimGangtokJustice Satish Kumar Agnihotri
8.TripuraAgartalaJustice T. Vaiphei
North-East at a glance
SL NOStatesOfficial LanguageDate of Attaining StatehoodTribesRiversInternational Borders
1.AssamAssamese, Bengali, Bodo & English15th August, 1947Negritos, Dravidians, Alpines, Tibeto Burmese and Aryans, etc
Brahmaputra
Subansiri
Buridehing
Pagladia
Borak
Kushiyara
Surma
Bhutan , Bangladesh
2.Arunachal PradeshEnglish20 February, 1987Minyongs, Karkos, Shimongs,Bogum and Bomis, etc
Subansiri
Lohit
Dihang
Kameng
Bhutan
China
Myanmar
3.MeghalayaKhasi, Puar and Garo with Engilish21 January 1972Khasis, Garos and Pnars or Jaintias, etcKopiliBangladesh
4.MizoramMizo, English20th February, 1987Ralte, Paite, Dulien, Poi, Sukte, etc
Tlawng  
Tlau
Chhimtuipui               
Myanmar
Bangladesh
5.ManipurManipuri21st January, 1972Aimol, Anal, Chiru, Chothe, Gangte,etcThoubal, Fril, Sekmai, Kongba, Chakpi, KhugaMyanmar
6.Nagaland
English
1st December, 1963Sangtam, Sema, Yimchunger and Zeliang,etcTsurong, Nanung, Tsurang or Disai, Tsumok, Menung, Dzu, Langlong, Zunki,Myanmar
7.SikkimEnglishMay 16, 1975Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese ,etc.Teesta
Bhutan
Nepal
China
8.TripuraEnglish and Bengali21st January, 1972Garo, Lusai, Reang, Garo, etc
Longai
Juri
Deo
Bangladesh
National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary/Folk Dance/Power Plant/Dam
SL NoStatesNational Parks/Wildlife SanctuariesFolk DancesPower PlantsDamsStadium
1.Assam
Kaziranga National Park ,
Manas National Park,
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Bihu
Kopili Hydro Electric Power Plant
Khandong power station
Subansiri damNehru Stadium Guwahati- Paradise for Cricket lovers
2.Arunachal Pradesh
Namdapha National Park,
Mouling National Park
Bardo ChhamRanganadi Hydro Electric ProjectRanganadi Dam
3.Meghalaya
Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve,
Nokrek National Park
NongkremUmiam DamJawaharlal Nehru stadium, Meghalaya- A place for gifted footballers
4.MizoramNgengpui Wildlife SanctuaryBizu, BizuKhuangchawiTuirial DamRajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl- A destination for football and athletic games
5.ManipurKeibul Lamjao National ParkPung Cholom:Khuga dam
6.Nagaland
Pulie Badze Sanctuary,
Ghosu Bird Sanctuary
AaluyattuDoyang Hydro Electric ProjectDoyang DamNagaland Cricket stadium- Perfect pitch for Cricket
7.Sikkim
Khangchendzonga National Park,
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
Singhi Chaam
Khukuri Naach
Rangit DamPaljor Stadium, Gangtok- Simply the best for Football
8.Tripura
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary,
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
HajgiriAgartala Gas Turbine PlantGumti Dam

Temples/Festivals/Airports
SL NOStatesTemplesFestivalsAirportsMountains
1.AssamKamakhya Temple at GuwahatiBihuLokpriya Gopinath   Bordoloi International Airport, Guwhati
The famous of the peaks are Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Makalu, Dhaulgiri, Kabru in Nepal and Mt.Jumalhari in Bhutan to Gorichen in Arunachal Pradesh.
2.Arunachal PradeshParasuram Kund templeMopin, Solung
3.MeghalayaSri Vithal temple
 Ka Pomblang Nongkrem
4.Mizoram
5.ManipurShree Govindajee Temple
6.NagalandMoatsuHornbill Festival
7.SikkimGanesh Tok
8.TripuraUma-Maheswar mandir,

Nicknames of North-East cities
  • Guwahati Capital City (Assam) : “Light of the East” is famous for majestic Brahmaputra River
  • Udaipur (Tripura): Formerly called as Rangamati and Radha Kishorepur, the city of Udaipur in Tripura India is a house of many temples.

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