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  • Author: Max Tillberg
  • Date Posted: Aug 23, 2015
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  • Address: Manipur, India

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres. Its people include the Naga, Meetei, Kuki, Zomi and Pangal peoples, who speak different types of Sino-Tibetan languages.

Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, enabling migration of people, cultures and religions. It has also witnessed many wars, including fighting during World War II.

During the British Raj, the Kingdom of Manipur was one of the princely states. Between 1917 and 1939, the people of Manipur pressed for their rights against the British Rule. By the late 1930s, the princely state of Manipur negotiated with the British administration its preference to be part of India, rather than Burma. These negotiations were cut short with the outbreak of World War II. On 21 September 1949, Maharaja Budhachandra signed a Treaty of Accession merging the kingdom into India. This merger is disputed by various groups in Manipur as having been completed without consensus and under duress.

Manipur has primarily an agrarian economy, with significant hydroelectric power generation potential. It is connected to other areas by daily flights through Imphal airport, the second largest airport in northeastern India.

Tea estates

NameRegistratedCompanyArea Planted [Ha]Grant Area [Ha]Revenue DistrictSub DivisionPlantation District
Manipur Tea Estate1934The Manipur Tea Co. (P) Ltd.110.41191.85CacharSilcharCachar
Manipur Tea Estate / 21934The Manipur Tea Co. (P) Ltd.251.66643.03CacharHailakandiCachar
Manipur Tea Estate / 31983Woodbriar Estate Limited105500ImphalImphalManipur
Mao Tea Estate1996Small Tea Growers Association170500SenapatiSadar Hills WestManipur
Ngahjalam Tea Estate1993Jaja Tea And Plantations (P) Ltd100.36304.459SenapatiSadar Hills WestManipur
Nilai Tea Estate1992Nilai Tea Co (P) Ltd100319ImphalImphalManipur
Subo Tea Estate1998Subo K. Shimray425425UkhrulChingalManipur
United Tribal Dev. Project Tea Estate1991United Tribal Development Project Tea Estate100400ChandolChandolManipur

Source: Wikipedia

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