The Lohit valley where the Demwe project will come up

Guwahati: The National Green Tribunal has suspended the forest clearance of the 1,750MW Demwe hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Bimal Gogoi && Others Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding Stage I Forest Clearance and Stage II Forest Clearance granted by the MoEF & CC for Demwe Lower Hydroelectric Project (1750 MW) in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh which would lead to diversion of 1415.92 ha (1408.30 ha surface land + 7.62 ha underground land) of forest land.

The Eastern Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday asked the Union ministry of environment and forests to constitute a threemember expert committee to review the Lower Subansiri

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu also said that people in his state often fall prey to misinformation and thus carry a lot of negative notions about large dams.

Flood situation continued to remain grim in several Arunachal districts with reports of disruption of surface communication pouring in from various parts of the State.

Itanagar : The Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF) has asked the Central and state governments to fulfill its demand for immediate rollback of NHPC State I & II hydropower project from Tawang dis

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Takam Xavier Vs. Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2017 regarding running of a ferro alloy manufacturing unit in village Lakhi Happa in the district of Papumpare in the State of Arunachal Pradesh without obtaining environmental clearance as required under EIA Notification, 2006. It is also alleged that the unit discharges untreated affluent into rivers Pachin and Kankar which flow in the vicinity of the unit resulting in those being contaminated.

The Centre has assured Arunachal Pradesh to extend all help to mitigate flood and landslide damages in the state.

As many as 14 people were buried alive when a massive landslide hit Laptap village in Sagalee sub-division in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

An 18-year-old girl died on the spot while three others sustained severe injuries when a massive landslide triggered by heavy downpour hit Chimpu village here.

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