Govt okays 4,800 MW hydro plant in Arunachal Pradesh

The government has given nod to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation’s (NHPC) decision to launch work on two of the country’s largest hydroelectric projects.

This has been planned by the NHPC at Lower Subansiri and Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh with a combined capacity of 4,800 MW, with green tribunal quashing appeals stalling the same.

According to a report in, this is a very positive development in the hydroelectric sector where no new project has taken off in the last four years. The case was filed in NGT by Assam Public Works and Tularam Gogoi demanding fresh formation of an expert committee with better local representation and limited government intervention.

“In the matter of the 2,800-MW Dibang multipurpose project, the NGT had in its judgment on November 13, dismissed the appeal filed by appellant Pradip Kumar Bhuyan against the government for granting environment clearance to the project,” it added.

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