Mizoram is one of the seven northeastern states of India and is closed to Myanmar, Bangladesh, Manipur, Assam and Tripura. In Vernacular, Mizoram means "Land of the Highlanders". The Mizo Hills, which dominates the state's topography, have risen more than 6560 feet near the Myanmar border. The state capital is 4000 feet above sea level.
About three-quarters of the population lives on agriculture. Paddy, maize, mustard, sugarcane, sesame, fiber-less ginger and potato are other major crops grown in the region. To increase crop income, mini-irrigation projects are being developed. There are no major businesses in the state. Small scale industries include sericulture, handloom and craft industries, sawdust and furniture workshops, oil refining, grain milling and ginger processing. The services sector includes tourism, real estate and insurance.