Mizoram is perhaps the most isolated of any of India’s states, surrounded as it is by Bangladesh in the west and Myanmar in the east. The cultural, religious, and linguistic distinctiveness of the native Mizo people have made the state slow to integrate with India as a whole. Suspicion of outsiders and special treatment from the central government has made the state reluctant to adopt market-based approaches to development. Should non-agriculture related industries take root, they will be supported by a population that ranks 2nd highest on literacy in the country.
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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.
Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla launched the center’s Saubhagya initiative in the state, with the objective of electrifying all household by the end of 2018.
BHEL commissioned the second unit of the Tuirial Hydro Electric Project in Mizoram, less than 100 days after commissioning the first unit. The project was built for North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd in Kolasib district of Mizoram.
The first unit of a 60 MW hydroelectric power plant in Mizoram began generating electricity, making Mizoram the third power-surplus state in northeast India after Sikkim and Tripura. The second half of the project is expected to begin generation in late October or early November.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned the first unit of the 2x30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project in Mizoram. This is the first large-rating hydro power project in the state and it will make Mizoram the third power-surplus state in northeastern India after Sikkim and Tripura.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Mizoram reaches 0.20 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Mizoram achieves 0 MW (updated January 3, 2019)