Legal hurdles cleared in lower Subansiri project

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The legal hurdles in the pathway of country’s single location biggest power project, lower Subansiri, which is under implementation by NHPC, a CPSU, have been cleared.

The Lower Subansiri project has been stuck for the past eight years due to various issues. The run-of-the-river project on the Subansiri, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river, is mostly situated in Arunachal Pradesh. However, some parts of the submergence area fall in Assam.

Work on the Subansiri project was started in 2006, but it came to a halt in 2011 due to various issues.

In 2013, the NGT stayed any further work on the project. Thereafter, the project was examined from every angle, be it safety or environmental issues, by national and international experts.

Finally, the project got clearance from all the agencies, including the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Recently, the NGT also gave its nod for the construction of the project.

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