Agreement signed to implement Subansiri Project

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After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) upheld the technical committee that was set up by the Centre to review the fundamental of the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP), the Assam Government on Friday inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with NHPC Limited in Guwahati for implementation of 2000 MW SLHP.

The SLHP will generate 7421.59 MU of electricity annually. NHPC is likely to resume the construction work of the Project after rainy season is over.

Principal Secretary (Power), Niraj Verma has signed the MOA on behalf of Government of Assam, while CMD of NHPC, Balraj Joshi signed the MOA on behalf of NHPC.

It may be mentioned here that the construction activities of the SLHP has been stopped since 2011 due to agitation by several organisations including KMSS and AASU.

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