Need to review the construction of Subansiri dam in Arunachal Pradesh keeping in view its potential threat to the ecology of the region.
SHRI RAMEN DEKA (MANGALDOI): A lot of controversy has been generated in Assam due to construction of a mega dam at lower Subansiri which is supposed to generate 2000 MW. It clearly emerges from the opinion of the experts that mega dams are not feasible for the geologically and seismological sensitive area like North East India. It is learnt that 132 dams are proposed to be constructed in Arunachal Pradesh and out of these 23 are mega dams. The construction of 2000 MW dam will destroy the aquatic life, including the endangered species like Gangetic river dolphin.
The threat of these dams is larger than that which we think. It may wipe out the entire Brahmaputra civilization. In view of this, I urge upon the Government to review the project of Upper, Middle and Lower Subansiri project and to assure people of Assam that they are safe from any major catastrophe.
The statement above was made in the Lok Sabha on 10 November.
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