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An administrative district in the state of Assam, Lakhimpur district is situated at the northeast corner of Assam. The district headquarters are located in North Lakhimpur. To the north of the Lakhimpur lies Arunachal Pradesh, to the east is Dhemaji district and the Subansiri River, to the southern side lies Majuli Sub Division of Jorhat District and to the west is the Gahpur sub division of Sonitpur District.
Lakhimpur is a small district in the state of Assam. The main economy of the district revolves round agriculture. It is a zero industry district. In Lakhimpur people are solely dependent on agriculture. About 80 % of the people of Lakhimpur are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
Agriculture in Lakhimpur
The economy of Lakhimpur is primarily agrarian. The soil of the district is alluvial and fertile for which crops grow here without use of any artificial manure or hard labour. Vegetables, milk, fish and meat are abundant in the district. Rice, jute, mustard, wheat and pulses are the principal field crops grown here. Fruit and vegetables also constitute a good part of the agricultural produce in Lakhimpur.
Paddy in Lakhimpur
Paddy is the most important crop grown in Lakhimpur. The region here is fertile enough for the growth of paddy. Paddy is the main crop covering about 67 % of the Gross Cropped Area. The name of Lakhimpur is a combination of two Assamese words that is “Lakshmi” and “Pur”. ‘Lakshmi’ in Assamese is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity (paddy is also locally regarded as Lakshmi as the region is totally dependent on agriculture and paddy) while ‘Pur’ means ‘full’. Therefore the word Lakhimpur means a place full of paddy or a place where paddies are grown abundantly.
Other Economic Activities in Lakhimpur
Other economic activities in Lakhimpur are livestock rearing which is a traditional occupation for a large majority of the people here which includes goat rearing, duckery, broiler and pig breeding. People are also engaged in handloom and textile, handicraft and weaving works works especially the womenfolk.