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NE big dam issue rocks Rajya Sabha


The centre is not in a hurry to allow big dam to come up in the north eastern region. Informing this in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said the centre would keep in mind the possible impact of big dam on the people living in the downstream areas. Participating in the debate,AGP member Biren Baishya said the NHPC big dam in Arunchal Pradesh would spell a disaster for the people of Assam in it's northern district. Arunachal Pradesh MP Mukut Mithi claimed the NHPC-owned project would be a sustainable source of energy for the power strapped north eastern states. According to lower Subansiri hydel project would in no way have any adverse impact on the northern Assam districts.


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Hon'ble minister need to understand the ground realities and for the leaders representing the area should help him in rightious way. Area need development and country requared power but not at the cost of its citizen. sustenaible development in both global as well as local is need of the hours.

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