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Food crisis in Arunachal districts due to blockade of NH-52.

Food crisis in ArunachalItanagar: Food and fuel calamity impend large in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh subsequent blockade of NH-52 by anti-dam activists in Assam against execution of Lower Subansiri hydro electric project.

According to the official sources, supply of fuel and necessary commodities were affected in East, West and Upper Siang districts due to blockade by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad and others.

The organizations have been jamming movement of vehicles carrying necessary commodities and fuel tankers at Lakhimpur, which had caused discriminating fuel and food emergency in the Siang belt as NH-52 is considered as lifeline for the people of the three Siang districts, the reports said.

The protesters were conflicting construction of a dam on Ranganadi River by National Hydel Power Corporation stopped that it would harm people staying downstream and demolish the state’s resources.

East Siang Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok has recommended his Lakhimpur counterpart for releasing the stranded vehicles, which are on their way to Arunachal.

Earlier the three districts had faced discriminating shortage of vital commodities and petroleum products for a fortnight in August after floods in Dhemaji district of Assam interrupted transport on NH-52.


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