The controversy over the granting of forest clearance to Arunachal’s 1750 MW Demwe Hydro electric power projects by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has deepened following the National

Sets aside objections of wildlife expert panel; IIT Roorkee to conduct study.

Wildlife board worried over the impact of public-private project on wildlife habitats. The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has put the Demwe Lower Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh on hold till an expert committee asseses its impact on the flora fauna downstream. The 1,750 MW project is being executed jointly by Athena Demwe Power Ltd, promoted by the India-based Athena Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd, and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Lohit district and is sheduled to be commissioned during the 12th Five-Year Plan.