Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Pradip Kumar Bhuyan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/09/2016 regarding Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) in Arunachal Pradesh. NGT in its Order states that the question facing them at this stage is as to whether MOEF OM No.

The placid Siang or the Dihang, as the Brahmaputra is called in Arunachal Pradesh, flows quietly under an old-style swing bridge just before Tuting.

The Central Government has declared 14 water resources projects as National Projects for which 90 per cent project cost of irrigation and drinking water component of the project is to be provided as Central Grant. The projects include the Kulsi Dam in Assam, Upper Siang and Nao Dihang Dam Projects in Arunachal Pradesh. The Planning Commission would take up the projects after techno-economic appraisal of the Detailed Project Report and Investment clearance. The projects in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh would be funded on the 90:10 basis. The irrigation benefits from these projects is estimated to be about 21 lakh ha apart from additional indirect irrigation benefits and availability of drinking water, said Union Water Resources Minister, Prof Saifuddin Soz, in a Rajya Sabha reply.