Protest over Subansiri dam construction


The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a peasant rights business enterprise, staged a demonstration in Guwahati on Tuesday towards the construction of the 2,000MW Lower Subansiri hydroelectric power task at Gerukamukh, positioned along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

KMSS activists protested in the front of Hotel Vivant by means of Taj, in which an assembly changed into going on between officials of the national government and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC) that’s constructing the dam.

“We have come here to oppose the construction of the dam, as a way to spoil the future of Assam. We will no longer let it happen at any cost,” KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi, who was stopped via police from getting into the resort premises, stated.

With rankings of policemen posted in front of the lodge on GS Road to manipulate protesters, the complete stretch becomes blocked for someday around 9 am.

Several establishments, together with the KMSS and the All Assam Students’ Union, have long been opposing the development of the dam, citing environment issues. They worry that it’s going to convey destruction to Upper Assam.

Raj Kumar Singh, Union minister of the country (impartial price) for strength and new and renewable energy, and representatives of all northeastern states have been gift inside the meeting.

Akhil said, “We want to publish a memorandum to the Union minister. This is a ploy to misinform the humans of Assam. They never discussed the matter with the humans of Assam and the location. They should stop the development of the dam.”

He termed the memorandum of knowledge signed between the country government and the NHPC on August 23 “illegal” and said that it would endanger the people of Assam.