Infrastructure development in the Northeast: Hydropower, natural resources, legal and institutional frameworks and compliance

In 2000, the central government declared Northeast India as India‟s hydropower hub. Over 165 large dam projects were proposed to come up in the region. However, nearly two decades on, this proposal to regulate the region‟s water resources for its development remains unimplemented. This article will look into the government hype and its failure to construct dam projects in the Northeast region. These projects are held as crucial to India's energy and environmental security as well as the economic development of the country's marginalised eastern borderlands.