The United Nations Joint Initiative is developed to support the state in managing the fragile ecosystem of north eastern region which is facing stress due to growing population and effects of climate change. This initiative is led by UNIDO and will build on past experience as well as the presence and expertise of UNDP, ILO, FAO, IFAD and UNIDO,

In the last quarter of the 19th century, Assam’s oilfields became part of the larger global petroleum economy and thus played a key role in the British imperial economy.

The Government of India-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has sanctioned power projects worth Rs 3,000 crore for the NE region during the current financial year.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee for inclusion of a slew of projects in the Railway Budget for the year 2011-12.
In a letter to the Railway Minister, Gogoi requested Banerjee for new lines for strengthening the Railway infrastructure in the Northeast and Assam, which include a new railway line from Salona to Khumtai and Jorhat to Sivasagar for creatin

In unprecedented distancing from the government by a key minister and questioning its development works in the strategic North-East and Bhutan, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has taken up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demands for a review of all hydel projects in the region and a

 NEW DELHI, Aug 25 – The Power Ministers of the North Eastern States have called for roll back of the hike in prices of natural gas in the region to stabilise the pricing of the power.
Faced with the prospect of witnessing all its gas power plants turning into economically unviable venture, the delegation of the Power Ministers under the aegis

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Tripping of the circuits of a 400-Kv Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) power line early this morning resulted in reduced power generation in the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and Northeastern Hydroelectric Power Corporation

Ajay Modi / New Delhi June 18, 2010, 0:38 IST

Will begin a feasibility study in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

India plans to embark on a programme to tap the shale oil reserves in the country after the directorate general of hydrocarbons (DGH) found substantial reserves of the gas in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.