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General Information

Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the north-eastern part of India It has an international border with Bhutan to the west, China to the north and northeast and Myanmar to the east. It became an independent state in 1987. Arunachal is the largest state area-wise in the northeast region.

Fact File

Geographical Area 0.84(Lakh Sq Km)
Capital Itanagar
Population (2001 Census) In lakhs 10.98 Lakhs
Percentage of State Population to All India Population 0.11
Gross state domestic product at current prices (2004-2005) 255637(Rs. Lakhs)*
Gross state domestic product at constant prices (1993-1994) for 2004-2005 134692 (Rs. Lakhs)*
Net state domestic product at current prices for 2004-2005 US$ 552.3 million
Net state domestic product at constant prices (1993-94) prices for 2004-2005 US$ 257.2298 million
Per capita income at current prices (2004-2005) US$ 427.072
Contribution of Primary Sector 29.79 %
Contribution of Secondary Sector 27.72 %
Contribution of Tertiary Sector 42.49 %
Literacy rate

Source: CSO

Advantage Arunachal Pradesh

  • Nature's paradise with a phenomenal biodiversity of flora and fauna in terms of diverse forests and wildlife.
  • Market potential for the cultivation of orchids and a variety of medicinal plants.
  • Huge scope for development of traditional arts and crafts
  • Excellent opportunities in the tourism sector

Economic Infrastructure


Installed capacity

During the year 2005-06, the installed capacity of the state stood at 60.36 MW. A detailed statement depicting the power scenario in the state is given below:

Installed capacity (MW) 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Thermal 15.88 15.88 15.88
Hydro 29.55 29.55 18.50
Gas 0.00 0.00 0.00
Others 0.00 0.18 25.98
Total 45.43 45.81 60.36


Installed capacity by ownership

Installed capacity by ownership(MW) 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
State sector 45.43 45.43 60.18
Private/Licensee 0.00 0.18 0.18
Total state & private sectors 45.43 45.61 60.36
Share in Central Sector stations 117.00 117.00 119.00
Total 162.43 162.61 179.36


Power supply position

The overall power supply position in the state for the year 2005-06 is given below:

Energy (MU) Requirement
Peak (MW) Requirement


Status of rural electrification in Arunachal Pradesh

Status of rural electrification, as per CEA data, as on March 2005 is as under:

a. Village Electrification

i) Total No. of inhabited villages: 3649
ii) No. of villages reported as electrified: 2593
iii) Percentage of villages electrified: 71%

b. Rural Households electrification (as per 2001 census)

i) Total No. of rural households: 164,501
ii) Households electrified: 73,250
iii) Percentage of electrified rural households: 44.53%


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