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.