Gogoi discusses Lower Subansiri Dam issue with NHPC Chief

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi held a meeting with Chairman cum Managing Director of NHPC S K Garg on several vital issues related to the Lower Subansiri Dam project.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 18:00 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday held a meeting with Chairman cum Managing Director of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) S K Garg on several
vital issues related to the Lower Subansiri Dam project.
The Chief Minister urged Garg to ensure that NHPC address all issues raised by the people on the downstream impact of the dam on bio-diversity and the environment as a
whole.

"All steps must be initiated to protect the environment, including the rich biodiversity of the state. There should be no scope for any resentment from any quarter," Gogoi said.
The chief minister suggested to Garg to constitute a multi-disciplinary expert committee to study all the issues thoroughly and initiate a suitable follow-up action.

Gogoi also told him to apprise the state government about the steps initiated by NHPC on the Lower Subansiri dam at regular interval.

PTI