Nyamjang Chu hydropower

Arunachal hydropower project up for forest clearance

Date of Release: 
Sep 29 2015

New Delhi: An environment ministry panel has given the go-ahead for the 780 megawatt (MW) Nyamjang Chu hydropower project in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh to be taken up for forest clearance, despite it posing a threat to one of two wintering sites of the black-necked crane in India.

The decision by the expert appraisal committee (EAC) for river valley and hydroelectric projects comes despite a letter from the ministry’s regional office in Shillong, written in August 2014, revealing illegal felling of trees in Tawang by NJC Hydro Power Ltd, the company behind the project.

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