Manipur

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    8,621 sq. miles
  • Population
    2.7 million
  • State GDP
    $2.21 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    60
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    1
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    2
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Manipuri children wash utensils as Indian youth paddle kayaks across Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Manipuri woman, carrying a child on her back, purchases goods from a vendor at the Ima Market (mother’s market) in Imphal. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: Manipuri children wash utensils as Indian youth paddle kayaks across Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: A Manipuri woman, carrying a child on her back, purchases goods from a vendor at the Ima Market (mother’s market) in Imphal. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

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.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

Kakmayai becomes Manipur's first village to switch to LED lamps

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.


Source: Outlook India Go to

New bio-refinery in Numaligarh to source bamboo from Manipur

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.


Source: Times of India Go to

Oil India Ltd surveys presence of hydrocarbons in Manipur

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.


Source: Business Standard Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Manipur achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Manipur reaches 1.31 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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