The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) awarded the contracts for the Lower Subansiri project even before receiving the clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) and

GUWAHATI: Public activist Deven Dutta on Sunday said that some organizations, which at one time were opposed to big dam construction, were now keeping silent on the issue because they are allegedly

ITANAGAR: The denizens of Miya village under Lower Subansiri district for whom continuous electric supply was a distant dream, have at last heaved a sigh of relief from erratic power supply with the commissioning of the Pico hydro electric power project.

The two kilowatt project was formally commissioned by Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) director Marki Loya on Saturday last, an official communique informed here today.

GUWAHATI: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on hydropower projects in the Brahmaputra basin, in its recommendations, has stressed the need for special financial assistance packages for the areas to be affected by the impact of hydro–electric or multi–purpose projects. The GoM has also recommended free electricity connections to the affected people within a defined radius of the Lower Subansiri Hydropower Project (LSHP) and other hydropower projects being conceived.

The recommendations of the GoM were made public on Thursday by Assam Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi who is also the chairperson of the GoM.

GUWAHATI: Advocating their support to the Lower Subansiri Hydro–electric Power Project (LSHEP) and the big dam issue, the North East Power News on the sidelines of their press meet on the Global Energy Conference, 2013 on “Development of Power with Peace” said that Northeast would suffer if there is obstruction of big dams in the region, considering the economic and development boon it brings.

Although the press meet was initially aimed at addressing the forthcoming global energy conference to be held on February 1, the organizers strayed from their main topic and went on to lambast the various organization in the State which opposed the big dams and the LSHEP project.

In contrast to China’s unilateral move to construct dams on the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra, India has taken a different route with respect to dams on rivers it shares with Bangladesh.

India and Bangladesh have identified several projects including the controversial Tipaimukh hydel project in which Dhaka could have equity participation. Over time, some portion of the electricity generated by projects on common rivers could accrue to Bangladesh, said official sources.

GUWAHATI:The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS), the Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and the Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) slammed the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (

Hydro-power giant NHPC Ltd, which is the developer of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project, has constituted an expert panel to review the design of the dam following recommendations of a ‘Technical Experts Committee’ (TEC).

The TEC was formed by the Planning Commission for a comprehensive review of the project in the wake of strong opposition in Assam to the upcoming Rs 9,000 crore project, which is situated at Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The mood among common people, particularly in Upper and eastern Assam districts, is against the construction of mega-dams in upper reaches of Brahmaputra.

An independent dam design review panel for the Subansiri Lower Project (SLP) was set up in December last year under two former chairmen of the Central Water Commission (CWC) as per the recommendati

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday admitted that some hydro-power projects may have severe downstream impact.