About two hundred people in the Sylhet city on Monday formed a human chain, protesting at an Indian government move to build a dam at Tipaimukh on the River Barak, the upper region of Rivers Surma

The government has no information that the Indian government starts building a dam on the common river Barak at Tipaimukh, foreign minister Dipu Moni said Monday.

The dam in the Indian province of Monipur would have severe consequences in lower riparian Bangladesh, water experts said.

According to Indian media reports construction of the Tipaimukh Damk would start in weeks.

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Tipaimukh Dam's construction is about to begin, said a top official of Nipko, affiliated company of the Indian Power Ministry which will implement the hydroelectric project in River Barak, an international river.
He said Nipko Company obtained environmental clearance approval and received go-ahead from the central government to build the dam at Tipaimukh in Churachandpur district in India's Monip

An imaginative action plan is required to harness the water resources of North East India for long-term economic gains.

SILCHAR, June 3: The stretch of National Highway 44 regarded as the lifeline of supply of Barak Valley, Mizoram, Tripura and East Manipur is now being threatened by slow but steady erosion caused by river Barak near Panchgram where the only industry of this valley, Cachar Paper Mill, is located.

SILCHAR, April 25: Residents along river side areas of Aryapatty and Dhakaipatty are stirred by fresh panic as the erosion by river Barak is slowly but steadily advancing, threatening their houses.

The Centre has finally admitted that excessive siltation of Brahmaputra and Barak rivers was primarily reasons responsible for recurring floods in Assam.

Imphal: The Manipur government is determined to go ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project that has been opposed by environmental groups and opposition parties in neighbouring Bangladesh.

The erosion by Barak river has expanded by a range of 5 km near Panchgram, which includes the villages like Kalarpar, Das Colony, Katakhal and Tukargram. People from these villages, like Satyendra Singha, Biswas Singha and Birendra Singha, have discovered cracks in their RCC buildings. Altogether, 20 families have been rendered homeless.