Assam is a state of India. It located in the northeastern part of the country and is bounded to the north by the kingdom of Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh, to the east by the states of Nagaland and Manipur, to the south by the states of Mizoram and Tripura, and to the west by Bangladesh and the states of Meghalaya and West Bengal. Dispur is the capital city of the Assam. Assamese is the state language of Assam. As per the 2011 census, the population of Assam is approximately 3.12 Crores.
Economy and Agriculture
Assam’s economy is based on agriculture and oil. Assam produces more than half of India’s tea. The Assam-Arakan basin holds about a quarter of the country’s oil reserves, and produces about 12% of its total petroleum. According to the recent estimates, Assam’s per capita GDP is 6,157 at constant prices (1993–94) and 10,198 at current prices; almost 40% lower than that in India. According to the recent estimates, per capita income in Assam has reached 6756 (1993–94 constant prices) in 2004–05, which is still much lower than India’s.
Assam State Symbols
The Government of state 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.
Scientific Name: Rhinoceros unicornis
Assam State Bird
White Winged Wood Duck
Scientific Name: Asarcornis scutulata
Kopou Phul (Foxtail Orchids)
Scientific Name: Rhynchostylis gigantea
Assam State Tree
Scientific Name: Dipterocarpus macrocarpus