Guwahati: Raijor Dal president and Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi on Thursday once again threatened to start massive protest against the construction of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project.
Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein informed that work for the 500 MW first unit of the 2,000 MW capacity project will be completed by August 2022.
Gogoi said, “Raijor Dal warns NHPC not to start any production of power as proposed or to face action. We have been opposing mega dam construction since before and will continue our protest if any such activity starts.”
He added that with the NHPC dam, the government has been trying to sell the river to private party. “Once the dam start operating, the people living in its lower stream will face the worst crisis. The entire eco system of the river will go for toss. In the name of providing jobs to a few handful persons, the dam will impact lakhs of people and their livelihood. It’s unacceptable,” Gogoi added.
Commissioned by the NHPC, this project located along the inter-state border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, is the biggest hydroelectric project undertaken in India so far and is a run of river scheme on river Subansiri.
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