DESTINATION NORTH EAST - 2017, (A mega event to display the strengths, potentials and initiatives in the North Eastern Region)
The North East Region, comprising of eight states, Astalakhshmi, covers an area of nearly eight percent of the country’s total geographical are and have four percent of the total population of the country. The region has over hundred sixty scheduled tribes and over four hundred other tribal and sub tribal communities and groups. Richly endowed with natural resources,the region is identified as one of the world’s biodiversity hot spot; it hosts species rich tropical rain forest and supports diverse flora and fauna including medicinal plant species. Reserves of petroleum and natural gas in the region constitutes one fifth of the country’s total oil reserves.More than sixty percent of the India’s potential hydroelectricity generation capacity lies here.