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KMSS threatened economic blockade in Arunachal Pradesh.

KMSSGuwahati: As the anti-dam movement in Lakhimpur concluded 10 days, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Sunday endangered an economic blockade in Arunachal Pradesh if CM Nabam Tuki and his Assam equivalent Tarun Gogoi do not stop construction of the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project.

KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi told in a press conference that although they would carry on to block transportation of construction materials to the project site, the next phase of the protest would be an economic blockade.

Akhil threatened that “If the Arunachal and Assam governments and the NHPC do not do anything to stop the project, we will go for an economic blockade. The present phase of the movement has been able to bring construction of the project at Gerukamukh to a halt.”

According to the reports, already Arunachal, which is in the upstream of Assam, has been facing lack of fuel supply as of the blockade by the KMSS and four other organizations since December 16.

While the district administration has taken steps to help supply of fuels to the neighbouring state, the scarcity has not yet been overcome.

Akhil said that the ongoing agitation has been up to garner support from people who were affected by floods and they fear mega dams will further bring gloom to their lives.


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