The project is to tackle the increasing HIV prevalence in the North-Eastern states.

It aims to diagnose 90 per cent of such drug addicts with HIV and put them under treatment by 2020.

It will cover one lakh people living with HIV/AIDS by giving them treatment and care facilities free of cost.

It will be implemented in addition to the existing projects of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO).

The project has been sponsored by US based Centre for Disease Control and would be implemented by Family Health International 360