Nagaland was created as the homeland for the Naga people, an ethnic group that has fostered one of India’s longest-running insurgencies. The state’s unsecured border with northern Myanmar has benefited armed groups but has not led to significant licit trade. The state’s politics are dominated by the simmering conflict which can only be resolved if one party is able to unify the interests and voices of various factions. Economic development has long been low on the agenda however the state has potential for developing its extractives industries in addition to adding value to its agriculture sector and boosting its tourism potential.
6,401 sq. miles
$2.74 billion (USD)
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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.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio presented the Nagaland State Power Policy 2018 during the last day of the third session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. Some of the key objectives under this policy include building adequate capacities in generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to attain energy security, and achieving 24x7 power for all by 2021.
Nagaland signed on to the central government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme for improving state distribution utilities. Nagaland will participate only in the program’s operational improvement activities and will not take advantage of its financial restructuring elements.
Nagaland became the first state in the Northeast to launch cashless electricity bill payment. Nagaland’s collection efficiency stands at 65 to 70 percent.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Nagaland reaches 1 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Nagaland achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.
The government of Nagaland signed an MOU with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to set up a National Center for Disease Control in the state.
The Tata Trusts signed an MOU with the Nagaland government to roll out a cancer care program in collaboration with the public healthcare system of the state. The program will integrate with the existing plans of the state on cancer screening, palliative care, and tobacco control with a three-tiered model of treatment delivery.