People`s Party of Arunachal opposes mega dams
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 14:36
  
Itanagar: Regional party, the People’s Party of Arunachal, has opposed construction of mega dams in the state and demanded a white paper on hydro projects and dams.

"At this moment, we do not require large dams which will displace many indigenous communities in the state. What we require is only minor dams or run-off-the-river projects which would have less human displacement and ecological hazards," the party said.

"Our pristine ecology and rich biodiversity are also our resources and we need to preserve it for our posterity," it said in a communiqué?.

The regional party demanded that the state government scrap the memorandum of understandings and memorandum of agreements inked with power developers and switch over to more sustainable, ecological and cultural friendly projects considering state’s future.

Citing that more than a hundred MoU/MoAs have been signed with central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) and 'inexperienced' private power developers, the PPA claimed that these agreements have been signed without prior information to the would be affected people.

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First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 14:36


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