One of India’s isolated northeastern states, Manipur shares a long and rugged border with Myanmar and is a key location for India’s plans to improve connectivity to southeast Asia. Until connectivity improves, Manipur will remain something of a dead end for trade and will likely be unable to overcome the bifurcation of its current politics, split between tribal groups inhabiting its hills and those in its central valley.
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
Kakmayai village in Manipur’s Thoubal district became the first village in the state to make the switch to LED lamps. A local NGO provided residents with LED bulbs to replace conventional lights in the village. Each household will receive two LED bulbs free and will be able to purchase additional ones at a nominal fee.
Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) signed an MoU with the Manipur government to source bamboo for its upcoming bio-refinery at Numaligarh, which will produce fuel grade ethanol from bamboo. NRL has already signed similar agreements with the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency and Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources Development Agency.
Oil India Limited has begun a survey to check for the presence of hydrocarbons in Manipur. The survey will take about two years and is due to be completed by April 2019.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Manipur achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Manipur reaches 1.31 MW (updated October 31, 2017)