Dhemaji students’ body resents Govt failure

GUWAHATI, Jan 10 All Dhemaji District Students’ Union (ADDSU) on Monday resented the failure of the State Government to prevent implementation of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) without the completion of the study by the expert group engaged to study the downstream impact of the power project. The ADDSU is the Dhemaji district unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).

In an open letter to the members of the Assam Legislative Assembly, the ADDSU alleged that the State Government has been turning a blind eye to the developments concerning the said hydroelectric project.

It has warned that the implementation of the project without completion of the study undertaken by the expert group has every possibility of leading to a catastrophe much higher than what emanated from the Ranganadi Hydroelectric Project in Lakhimpur on June 14 last year.

The Lower Subansiri Project is much bigger than the Ranganadi Project, said the students’ body.

It has requested the members of the Assembly to raise the issue on the floor of the House so as to mount pressure on the NHPC authorities to put on hold the implementation of the project until the study of the experts on the downstream impact of the project is completed.