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, with a single party uniting all interest groups. Economic development has long been low on the agenda.
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 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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Wind Performance Tracker — Nagaland achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Nagaland reaches 0.50 MW (updated October 31, 2017)