Protests against setting up a series of mega dams on the Siang, Subansiri and several other tributaries of the Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh have become louder by the day even as Union Minister for Forest and Environment Jairam Ramesh fixed September 10 as the date for a public hearing here on the issue.

Guwahati/Dibrugarh, Sept.



Ramesh fixes date with dam protesters

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: Union Minister of State Environment & Forests Jairam Ramesh today hinted that the government is going ahead with its assertion on


Guwahati:An Expert Group comprising experts from Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati), Gauhati University and Dibrugarh has given its opinion against construction of the mega dam by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC) at Gerukamukh in Dhemaji district along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary considering the sensitive geological and seismological character of the area.


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 members of the All Dhemaji District Students