Mizoram State Symbols and Economy

Mizoram is a state of India. It is located in the northeastern part of the country and is bounded by Myanmar formerly known as Burma to the east and south and Bangladesh to the west and by the states of Tripura to the northwest, Assam to the north, and Manipur to the northeast. Aizawl is the capital city of the state, in the north-central part of the state. It was previously part of Assam until 1972, when it was carved out as a Union Territory. It became the 23rd state of India, a step above Union Territory, on 20 February 1987, with the Fifty-Third Amendment of the Indian Constitution, 1986.

Economy and Agriculture of Mizoram

Agriculture is the dominant economic activity of Mizoram, Engaging more than two-thirds of the workforce in the early 21st century. Two types of agriculture are practiced: terrace cultivation, in which crops are planted on relatively permanent, graduated terraces on the sides of hills and mountains to conserve water and reduce soil loss; and shifting agriculture, in which tracts called jhum are cleared by burning, cultivated for a limited period of time, and then abandoned for a number of years to allow regeneration of the natural vegetation and nutrients in the soil. An increase in the number of people farming in the 20th century forced a reduction in the traditional eight-year cycle of jhum regeneration, which in turn resulted in a decrease in farm productivity. Rice, corn, cotton, and vegetables are the main crops.

Mizoram State Symbols

The Mizoram State Government have revealed four symbols to be used in acceptable places and acceptable occasions to represent the state. These symbols the image of the state categorical its policy, tell concerning its wealth and virtues within the terms of Animal, Bird, Flower and Tree.

Mizoram State Animal

Hillock Gibbon

Hillock Gibbon

State Bird

Mrs. Hume’s pheasant

Mrs. Hume's pheasant

State Flower

Red VanadaMizoram State Flower

State Tree of Mizoram

Indian rose chestnut

Indian rose chestnut