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Forests are a treasure house of valuable products such a timber, resin, tannin, gums, shellac, fiber, latex, essential oils, edible fruits, honey and more. About 70% of the state is forested, of which 9,496 sq. km is primarily subtropical forest.
“The overall air quality in Meghalaya is good except for those areas in industrial estates and where vehicular movement is at its peak” -Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, 14th Dec 2015.
Rain plays an active role in the agricultural sector. The average annual rainfall is about 281.8 cm. The state has 25 rivers, of which 16 drain into the Brahmaputra basin and the other 9 to the Meghna Basin.
Owing to the abundance of rain fed rivers and the abundant rains, the groundwater of the state is almost untouched. Meghalaya has an available reservoir of 1.60 billion cubic meters of groundwater.
Meghalaya is one of the richest in biological values with vegetation types ranging from tropical rain forest to alpine meadows. It has high species diversity and high level of endemism.
Meghalaya is rich in plant diversity with 3,128 species of flowering plants including 1,237 endemic species and several valuable medicinal plant species.
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