Socio Economic Profile

The economy of the district is mainly agriculture based which is not yet commercialised 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.

Total area and its classification in Imphal East District
Year Geographical Area

(Sq. Kms)

Net Area Sown

(‘000 Hects)

Area Sown more

than once

Total Crop Area

(‘000 Hects)

2010-11 709 35.37 7.35 42.72
2011-12 709 35.72 9.61 45.33
2012-13 709 17.14 10.11 27.25
2013-14 709 35.67 11.42 47.09
2014-15 709 35.67 11.35 47.02
2015-16 709 35.69 12.28 47.97
2016-17 709 35.68 17.31 52.99

Non irrigated area during the agricultural year 2016-2017 is 6.97 hectares

Irrigated area during the agricultural year 2016-2017 is 17.49 hectares

Establishment and employment

As per the final report of 6th Economic Census (EC), 2013, there are 45346 establishments in Imphal East District. The  number of establishment in rural areas is 27007 as against 18339 in the urban areas. There are 14061 establishments engaged in Handicrafts/ Handloom activities in  Imphal East District.

The total number of persons working in all the establishments in Imphal East District is found to be 75172. Out of the total workers, 55.69 % are found to be working in the establishments operating in the rural areas while 44.31 % are in the urban areas.