Nagaland - Investment and Industrial Policies
Bamboo is found extensively in Nagaland. It occurs as a predominant plant in parts of the districts of Dimapur, Peren, Mon and Mokokchung; it is found mixed with other forest species in all other districts. About 5% of the growing stock of bamboo of the country is in Nagaland which is about 4,48,000 hectares.
The dominant species in Nagaland are Kako (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii), Dolo (Teinostachyum dulloa) and Jati (Bambusa tulda). They occur all along the lower belts in the border with Assam. While Kakoo and Daloo clumps are characterised in moist localities along the nalas and streams, Jati occupies better-drained sites. In more accessible localities along the roads bamboos have been over cut while, in other areas they have been left untouched for may years. Hence there is huge potential for the bamboo industry in the state.
In order to facilitate rapid and sustained industrial development in the State a new Industrial Policy have been adopted by the State Government to enable the enterprising entrepreneurs to generate substantial income and employment for the people of Nagaland.
Information Technology has emerged as the single most important enabler for improving efficiency and effectiveness of organizations. 'Electronic Governance' is the term that is being used as a synonym to describe an IT driven system of governance that works better, costs less and is capable of serving the citizens' needs. Recognizing the enormous potential of IT, major initiatives are being planned by Government of India and several State Governments.
It is the intention of the Government of Nagaland to consolidate its efforts and to focus its energies to leverage the potential of IT for the benefit of its people. With a view to attain this objective, a comprehensive 'IT Policy of Nagaland - 2004' has been prepared. This document also attempts to develop a medium term IT road map of the State.
Whereas it is expedient to provide for empowerment of the community and delegation of the powers and functions of the State Government to the local authorities by way of participation of the Community in matters connected with the management of local public utilities, public services and the activities of the State Government connected with education, water supply, roads, forests, power, sanitation, health and other welfare and development schemes and also to provide for promotion of community based schemes incidental thereto.