Env clearance given to Tipaimukh project: PM

PM said that environmental clearance had been given to the proposed Tipaimukh dam project on the River Barak in Manipur.

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2011, 19:55 PM IST

Imphal: Prime Minister Manmohon Singh today
said that environmental clearance had been given to the
proposed Tipaimukh dam project on the River Barak in Manipur
to be funded by the World Bank.

Addressing a public meeting here, the Prime Minister said
that the forest clearance process for the project was
underway.

He urged the concerned central ministries to actively
pursue the funding with the World Bank.
The 1500 mw joint venture Tipaimukh Hydro Electricity
Project is proposed to be constructed on the trijunction of
Manipur, Mizoram and Assam over the Barak river which
originates in Manipur`s Senapati district.

``In the power section, I have been informed that the 1500
MW Tipaimukh Hydro Electricity Project will be executed by a
joint venture company of National Hydroelectric Power
Corporation and the government of Manipur,`` he said.

``I understand that a project for expansion and upgradation
of power transmission, sub transmission and distribution
networks in the north eastern states has been posed to the
World Bank for funding. I am asking the concerned central
government ministries to pursue the matter actively
with the World Bank,`` the Prime Minister said.
Earlier, media reports had said that Bangladesh government
had reservations on the project as they had said it would
affect their water management.

PTI