The Assam Government is silent over the issue of forest clearance to the 1750- MW Demwe Lower Hydel Project, which is being constructed on the inter-State Lohit River at the Parasuram Kund point in

Environment ministry does not evaluate cumulative environmental impact of multiple dams in a region. Funded by the project proponent, the EIA report of a project too downplays the environmental costs, reports M Rajshekhar

Housed in the ministry of environment and forests is a quasi-independent body whose job is to scrutinise every hydel-power project for environmental damage. In its six years, the hydel environmental assessment committee (EAC) has evaluated 262 hydropower plants and irrigation projects, according to a February 2013 study by the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, a Delhi-based antidam organisation; it hasn’t rejected a single one.

ITANAGAR: Five more deaths reported from remote Anjaw district bordering China took the toll to nine while another four persons still remained traceless in the wake of devastating floods that left over two lakh people affected spread over six districts.

Four persons were missing from worst affected Lohit district, official sources said here today. Economic adviser to the Chief Minister and lone MLA from Anjaw, Kalikho Pul today said five people died in different parts of the hilly district adding all seven administrative centers – Hayuliang, Hawai, Manchal, Goliang, Walong,Kibitho and Chaglogam were completely cut off.

Over two lakh people have been affected in the fresh wave of floods in five districts of Arunachal Pradesh with majority of the rivers and tributaries flowing over the danger mark today, official s

The affected districts in the State included Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang, East Siang and parts of Papum Pare district.

Itanagar: The ferocity of flood showed no sign of abating even after five days as incessant downpour fuelled all major rivers and tributaries, inundating five districts in which more than two lakh people were affected in Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said here today. The affected districts in the State included Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang, East Siang and parts of Papum Pare district.

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today sounded red alert across the State in the wake of flood that affected several districts of the State.

Expressing concern over reports of heavy floods and damages in Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang and Lohit districts, Tuki today directed the Deputy Commissioners concerned to initiate measure for immediate relief.

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Finance, Planning & PWD Minister Chowna Mein and MLA-cum-Parliamentary Secretary of Assam Bolin Chetia assured the flood affected people along the inter-State border to take up the issue of flood with NEC for a permanent solution.

Mein and Chetia who visited flood affected areas of Namsai in Arunachal’s Lohit district on Monday said that the Arunachal and Assam Government would jointly take up with the North East Council (NEC) the issue of flood control measures at Noa Dihing and Padum Nallah in Lohit district which is posing a serious threat to both the States.

Itanagar: Flood situation continued to remain grim in Arunachal Pradesh with reports of fresh areas being inundated by flood water on Tuesday in several districts of the State.

The situation is worst in Anjaw, Lohit, Changlang, Dibang Valley, East Siang and Upper Siang districts of the State with all the major rivers and their tributaries were in high spate and flowing above the red mark.

Itanagar: The flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh continued to remain grim for the second day today with most of the rivers and their tributaries are in high spate and flowing above the danger level.

The worst affected districts in the State’s first wave of flood are Changlang, Lohit and Dibang Valley, according to official reports. At least 75 families of Chakma refugees remained trapped in flood water since Sunday as the turbulent river has rendered the right side of the village inaccessible.

ITANAGAR, June 25 – The flood situation in four districts of Arunchal Pradesh, Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri districts, has worsened with most rivers flowing above the red mar