sixteen districts. The capital of the state is Itanagar in Papum Pare district. Itanagar is named
      after Ita fort, meaning fort of bricks, built in the 14th century AD. Arunachal Pradesh finds
      mention in the literature of Kalika Purana and Mahabharata. This place is the Prabhu Mountains
      of the Puranas.
           The widely scattered archaeological remains at different places in Arunachal Pradesh bear
      testimony to its rich cultural heritage.
      Agriculture and Horticulture
           Agriculture is the mainstay of the people of the state and mainly depends on jhum
      cultivation. Encouragement is being given to the cultivation of cash crops like potatoes and
      horticulture crops like apples, oranges and pineapples.
      Industries and Minerals
           For conservation and exploration of the vast minerals the Arunachal Pradesh Mineral
      Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDTCL) was set up in 1991.
           Some of the important festivals of the state are Mopin and Solung of the Adis, Lossar of the
      Monpas, Boori-boot of the Hill Miris, Sherdukpens, Dree of the Apatanis, Si-Donyi of the
      Tagins, Reh of the ldu-Mishmis, Nyokum of the Nyishis, etc. Animal sacrifice is a common ritual
      in most festivals.
      Tourist Centres
           Places of tourist interest are Tawang, Dirang, Bomdila, Tipi, Itanagar, Malinithan, Likabali,
      Pasighat, Along, Tezu, Miao, Roing, Daporijo Namdapha, Bhismaknagar, Parshuram Kund and
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       Governor                : Brig. Dr. B.D.          Chief Secretary       : Satya Gopal
                                  Mishra (Retd.)
       Chief Minister          : Pema Khandu             Jurisdiction of High  : Falls under
                                                         Court                    Guwahati High
       Area                    : 78,438 sq. km           Population            : 3.12 crore (census
       Capital                 : Dispur                  Principal Language    : Asamiya, Bodo