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North Eastern States (including Sikkim) have diverse topographical and socio-cultural situation within the region, within the state and even within the districts. Inspite of continuous inflow of fund in health sector during last decade, health indicators, except Mizoram, have been poor particularly in Maternal Health, Child Health & Family Planning services in these states.

Although the topographical constraints of the N.E. states hamper in smooth service delivery to some extant particularly in hilly states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Mizoram, the performance of health sector in the region seems to be hampered to a large extent for the poor Management Capacity along with low fund absorption rather than its geographical terrain.

Considering these factors, to assist the NE states for improving the health scenario providing technical assistance in planning, implementation and monitoring of health programmes the Regional Resource Centre for the NE States (RRC-NE) is being established during November, 2005 by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India with financial assistance from European Commission. It will work with the States to identify core areas to be focused in the short, medium and long run and plan for providing the missing technical and managerial capacity. NRHM being the flagship programme of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the RRC-NE shall assist the states to plan, implements and monitors the health activities under NRHM as required.