Economy

MINERALS

There is no facilities and infrastructure in the District, but mineral wealth is immense, though unexplored as yet.

INDUSTRIES

Till now there is no such industries in Logleng district. The Inhabitants of the District indicates Promising future in Industry. Industry Projects in Handicrafts and Handloom may be taken up easily in the District.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Rice is the stable food and Agriculture is the main stay of the people of Longleng District. Jhum cultivation is the most common form of agriculture, though wet paddy cultivation is seen practiced by a few in recent times. Some of the agri products include rice, maize, varieties of vegetables, horticultural crops, etc. The low lying areas/Foothills of the District (bordering with Assam) is fertile and has the potential for wet paddy cultivation. Very few of the people are engaged in white collar jobs and majority of the people are agriculturists.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Longleng District is rich in natural vegetation. It enjoys the distinction of being one of the few places in Nagaland where virgin forests are still found.
Sub-Tropical Mixed Forest characterized by broad-leafed evergreen trees and deciduous trees abounds. The main/dominating species in the high altitude are such as Bonsum, Gogra, Alder, Oak species. Also occurs wild cherries and wild apples, wild lemon, wild banana, wild walnut, wild fig, varieties of edible plants and leaves, and cane and reed at selected places. At the foothill, Gomari, Holloc, Koroi, Mesua, Tita-Chapa, Neem, Wild Mango, Amla and Bamboo species are the dominant species. Varities of shrubs, herbs -many with medicinal values, climbers, ferns and grasses. Varieties of bamboo are found in patches throughout the District. There also occurs a rare species of bamboo – finger size and cane – like in structure.The verdant forest of the District is also home to variety of fauna – a paradise for animals and birds lovers and researchers. Dominant wild animals includes Stag, Bear, Mithun, Sloth, Barking Deer, Mountain Deer, Wild Hog, the rare Pangolin, varieties of Monkeys, varieties of wild cats, varieties of Porcupine, Flying Fox, Flying Squirrel, Himalayan Giant Squirrel and other different varieties of squirrels, Civet Cats, snakes, Python, Otter etc. The rivulets and rivers teem with different varieties of fishes and other water creatures, of which trout is rare species.
Dominant birds includes Hornbill, varieties of pigeons including royal pigeon, parrot, mama, mountain peacock, the rare and elusive Blythe’s Tragopan, varieties of jungle fowls, and other varieties of smaller birds.