More than 70% of Manipur’s geographical area falls under forest cover. Major forest products of the state include timber, firewood and bamboo. Manipur is primarily an agriculture-based economy and has scope for commercial plantation of a variety of horticulture crops such as figs, olive and mandarin. It is the largest producer of passion fruit among Indian states. Handloom, handicraft and sericulture-based industries are most-developed in the state and contribute significantly to state income. Due to its wealth of flora and fauna, Manipur is described as a ‘flower on lofty heights’, ‘a jewel of India’ and ‘Switzerland of the East’. Its breath-taking scenic beauty makes it a tourist’s paradise. Manipur shares its border with Nagaland, Assam and Mizoram in India and the international border with Myanmar. Imphal, the state’s capital, is well-connected with an international airport having air cargo services and four national highways. The railway line on the Manipur-Assam border is being constructed on a priority basis.