The north eastern region power system improvement project is a central scheme under the Ministry of Power. It was started in 2014. It is implemented by Powergrid, a central public sector undertaking under the power ministry. It is funded by the World Bank and Government of India on a 50:50 basis. The capacity building component is completely funded by the Indian government. The objective of the project is the economic development of the northeast by strengthening the intra-state transmission and distribution infrastructure.