NHPC to start construction of Lower Subansiri hydro plant in Oct

NHPC is likely to commence construction of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri power plant in October. The State-run hydro power giant has received the requisite approval from the Assam government.

According to a PTI report, NHPC had inked a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Arunachal Pradesh for setting up the project in 2010.

“However, since the project falls in the territories of both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the latter’s approval was needed as well,” it said.

The report quoted an official as saying: “NHPC inked MoA with Assam on August 23, 2019 for Lower Subansiri project. As you know, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had given go-ahead to the project on July 31, 2019, and NHPC is expected to begin construction of the plant immediately after the monsoon season is over by October this year.”

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