Two mega hydroelectric power projects of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) have come under the scanner of a House Committee of Assam Assembly that has recommended a temporary freeze on construction activity.

The interim report of the House Committee of the Assam Legislative Assembly constituted to study/examine the impact of the big dams being constructed on the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra river on the downstream areas of the State has called for keeping in abeyance all construction activities on major dams pending submission of its final report.

Dilip Bisoi

Bhubaneswar: The central-sector utility company, National Hydro Power Corp (NHPC), and the Orissa government have finalised a deal for setting up three hydro- power projects at Sindol on river Mahanadi downstream Hirakud dam. The NHPC and the state government-owned Orissa Hydro Power Corp (OHPC) will be signing an MoU for the purpose next week.

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Arunachal Pradesh Government on sharing power to be generated in the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP).

New Delhi: Highways minister Kamal Nath may have been harping upon exceeding the target of laying 20km of new roads in the country every day but his ministry has been dragging its feet since August 2009 over repairing a bridge in Assam, leaving staterun hydel utility NHPC stranded with vital equipment for a 2,000 mw project.

A PIL was filed in Guwahati High Court objecting against construction of a big dam at Gerukamikh undertaken by National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation (NHPC.

The All Dhemaji District Students

Researchers working on the Subansiri river have expressed the fear that the 2000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydel Project (LSHP) may mean death to this major north bank tributary of the Brahmaputra. They also demanded a fresh and transparent environment impact assessment (EIA) report through an in-depth study for the project.

The 100-hour joint agitational programme of the district units of the All Assam Students

ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (ICLS) and All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) in a joint communiqu