AASU demands decommissioning of NEEPCO
Guwahati/ 20th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): All Assam Students Union demanded for the immediate decommissioning of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited’s (NEEPCO) 405 MW Ranganadi dam project in Arunachal Pradesh who are presumably responsible in causing flood and erosion related deaths and devastation in Lakhimpur and Majuli area.
AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi stated that the BJP-led Central government must immediately decommission the dam projects.
“…the Ranganadi dam project has caused immense damage to the State cannot be denied. We have lost human lives, standing crops and properties of people have been ruined besides huge chunks of the earth are being eroded alarmingly. The Centre must rethink on the dam projects considering the recent damages,”
The AASU leader further added that the Subansiri dam project is five times bigger in magnitude than the Ranganadi dam. “One can already assess the quantum of damage it could cause when water gets released from this 2,000 MW project. The Centre must immediately put a halt to this threatening project,” he demanded.