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Rijiju opposes mega dams

Amid the undying controversy and stiff oppostion against the NHPC-owned mega dam at Gerukamukh, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said that he supported small dams in the north east to generate power.

Addressing a conclave on PHDCI conclave in Guwahati on Friday, Rijiju said that he was in favour of dams of maximum 500mw capacity.

Rijiju disclosed that NHPC had lost Rs 7000 crore only because of the stalemate over the controversial mega dam at Gerukamukh.

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