As the construction work at the Subansiri (Lower) Hydroelectric Project of NHPC was resumed, the Assam Public Works (APW) has challenged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order in the Supreme Court. The NGT order paved the way for resuming the construction work.
The APW has challenged the NGT order on various grounds. According to APW, the NGT failed to appreciate its own judgement dated October 16, 2017. “The judgement in unambiguous terms recorded the extremely sensitive nature of the environment and ecology and ruled an evaluation of the 116-metre-high 2,000-MW dam by an independent expert committee.
It may be mentioned here that in July, the NGT overruled the objections raised by the APW and others clearing the way for the NHPC to restart work on the stalled project.