Moreh, India


Moreh, India
Moreh
—  city  —
Coordinates
Country India
State Manipur
District(s) Chandel
Population 14,960 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Moreh is a ethnic Kuki inhabited town in Chandel district in the Indian state of Manipur. It is a small town in India on the border with Myanmar, with the town of Tamu being close to the border.

In 2007, according to The Economist, Moreh is to gain a branch railway via Imphal.[1]

The Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Moreh connects India to Kalewa in Myanmar's Sagaing Division. The highway on the Myanmar side is intended to run up to Mandalay but it is in bad shape. Indian planners hope the rail link to Moreh will eventually be connected to the Myanmar railway system allowing onward connectivity to Thailand and China.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Moreh had a population of 14,960. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Moreh has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55%, and female literacy is 47%. In Moreh, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Remarks

Moreh, borders Myanmar, the second largest producer of Heroin.[3] The border town is a transit point for trafficking the drugs onwards to the international market via Manipur. The town is also known to be a drug den where drugs like Opium, Heroin and Amphetamine are sold.

Notes

  1. ^ Staff (1 May 2007) "The Mayhem in Manipur" The Economist
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ [www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/WDR-2009.html]

Coordinates: 24°21′06″N 94°20′32″E / 24.35172°N 94.34217°E / 24.35172; 94.34217



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