NITI Aayog’s proposal for multi-purpose dam on Siang River faces opposition

The Siang Indigenous Farmers’ Forum (SIFF) has opposed NITI Aayog’s proposal for the construction of a single, multi-purpose, river valley project of 10,000 MW instead of two separate hydro projects over the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh. The opposition is on the grounds of displacement of the tribal communities in the area. In a recent presentation to the state government, the NITI Aayog proposed the construction of a single, multi-purpose, river valley project to replace the earlier proposed Siang I and Siang II hydel projects.

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