While considering the accordance of forest clearance for 750 MW Tawang-I and 750 MW Tawang-II projects, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, (MoEF and CC) asked the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to conduct a study on Tawang river basin with the following objectives: To assess the impact of thirteen hy

Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to approve the proposed 2,000-km road from Tawang to Vijaynagar to provide connectivity to the border areas along the MacMohan line by declaring it as Nationa

THE empowered group of ministers (EGoM) for hydel power projects in Arunachal Pradesh will find it tough to get the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on board for the proposed all-at-a-time clearance mechanism for supporting infrastructure projects.

According to sources, at the upcoming EGoM meeting the power ministry will pitch for a simultaneous process for environmental and forest clearances as well as the approvals for land acquisition and preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs) for supporting infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.

In a move to fast-track green nods, the government will digitise environment and forest clearances (EC and FC) at both the central and state levels.

The ‘Save Mon Region Federation’ (SMRF) has opposed the 15 hydroelectric power projects that are under construction in Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh for generating 3,500 MW power.

The Tawang project will require diversion of 116 hectares forest land, including 19.6 hectares for underground use.

A YEAR after the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) gave its nod to the strategic Tawang II hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared it.

Climate change has a direct bearing on Tawang, the holy town in Arunachal Pradesh along the India–China border. Tawang draws highest number of tourists from within and outside India for its unspoiled natural beauty and famous 400–year–old Tawang monastery.

The winter has been shifting from November–January to December–February, observed by Dr Monalisa Sen and Dr Jayahari KM of New Delhi–based NGO, InsPIRE Network for Environment (INE).

The government is set to give a big push to the development of hydro power plants in border areas by giving fast-track clearances to projects that are delayed for the last several years due to a co

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation has sought the assistance of the project monitoring group under the cabinet secretariat to fast-track the Rs 7,500-crore Tawang-II project in Arunachal Pradesh.

In February, India hastened plans to construct 2,500 MW of hydro projects, including one in Tawang and another in Teestha in Sikkim after China announced three more dams on their part of the Brahmaputra river.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has conducted a detailed consultation with the farming community of six villages in Tawang district, bordering China to start horticultu