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The North East Portal (, a project of the Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi, is an independent Website focusing exclusively on conflict and development in India's northeast. NE Portal is a comprehensive electronic database and documentation resource that compiles, processes and stores all information, documents and data on crucial issues relating to socio-economic development and resolution of various existing and emerging conflicts in the region.

The North East Portal project is closely integrated with another project of the Institute, the Database and Documentation Centre on Conflict and Development (DADC), Guwahati. The Centre focuses on India’s Northeast to create a reliable and exhaustive database on a wide range of parameters, including conflict, public policy, development, governance, non-governmental activities, and social science research relating to this neglected region. The Centre is also setting up a network of associated institutions and individuals in all the States of the region. The DADC and its affiliates tap existing sources of data and information on the Northeast, and create mechanisms that focus research and survey activities on priority areas relating to conflict and development. Specifically, the Centre and its affiliates specifically seek to monitor all information sources, including the print and electronic media, for any material relating to the following:

  • Availability, devolution, actual flow and utilisation of funds to various state governments and subordinate departments; and the viability and the impact of various developmental projects in situations of widespread terror and political disorder;
  • Functioning of the various institutions of civil governance in situations of widespread breakdown of law and order;
  • The emergence, dynamics and magnitude of the underground economy of terrorism;
  • The role and impact of militant groups as a provider of a range of ‘public goods’, including administrative and quasi-judicial services;
  • The character and pattern of counter-terrorist interventions by the state in various conflicts; the role of the Security Forces and their capacity or potential to substitute for the developmental agencies of the ‘absentee state.’
  • The status and functioning of the existing and traditional institutions of local governance in situations of relative administrative anarchy; their potential as agents of development in the context of altered government intervention.
  • The social and psychological impact of persistent and prevailing conflicts on a variety of groups and parameters.




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