About District

Imphal East District

The district came into being with effect from 18th June, 1996 by bifurcating the erstwhile Imphal district into two district namely Imphal East District and Imphal West District occupying the eastern part of Imphal district with its head quarters at Porompat . The total geographical area of Imphal East District (including Jiribam)  is 709 Sq. kms. The District is situated at an altitude 790 metres above the M.S. Level. The district lies between latitudes 24º39′49.09′′N and 25º4′5.45′′ N and longitudes 93º55′30′′ E and 94º8′42′′ E approximately. The Senapati district bounds on the north and east, Thoubal district on the south and Imphal West district on the west.  Some hills like Khundrakpam and other small hillocks such as Angom Leikai (820 m), Chingaren (804 m) and Chingmeirong (802m) dotted in the district. The Mount Nungsikon located in the Khundrakpam hill as high as 1,168 metres above the mean sea level (MSL) is the highest relief in the district. Generally, the district slopes southwards. The Nongmaijing hill administratively under the Senapati district stretches north – south from the Kameng village to the end of the district boundary as high as 1,565 metres.

The minimum temperature goes down to 0.6 degree Celsius in winter and 41 degree Celsius in summer. It has no rail network and hence communication is entirely dependent on roads. The district is connected with N.H. 2 and N.H. 202.

As per Census 2011, the density population of Imphal East District is 643 per sq. km constituting the 16% of the total population of the state. The district has sex ratio of 995 females per 1000 males in rural areas while 1051 females per 1000 males in urban areas.

The economy of the district is mainly agriculture based which is not yet commercialized due to inadequate irrigation facilities, lack of improved farming techniques. There are no major industrial activities except cottage and small scale industries. Predominant economic activities prevalent in the district include agriculture, handloom, wool-knitting, cane and bamboo works, pottery, black smithy and carpentry, retail trade/ small business. The industrial activities are concentrated in SSI, cottage and house-hold sectors.