Eastern Development Region grows enough rice, wheat, maize, millet, barely, etc. as food crops and tea, tobacco, jute, sugarcane, potatoes, cardamom, etc. cash crops. Here are many agro-based industries- some industries are based on cash crops and some industries are based on cash crops and some industries are based on food crops. For instance, Biratnagar Jute Mill, the oldest industry of all and the biggest Jute industry, it is located in this development region. Moreover, the people of Eastern Development Region such as Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Magar are recruited in Indian and British army of handsome salary. Because of all these resources of income people have better income. And the lifestyle of people living in this development region is good.