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GoM formed to observe construction of mega dams.

Pradyut BordoloiGuwahati: The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed by the State Government to observe the issues relating to construction of mega dams is expected to place its report before the Chief Minister by the end of this month. This was disclosed by Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi after the meeting with officials of the NHPC.

Bordoloi said that the GoM had over a two-hour long meeting with a team of NHPC officials headed by the Chairman-cum Managing Director of the corporation and some concerns relating to the construction of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) were discussed in detail.

The GoM requested the NHPC officials to make sure proper propagation of information on the project to remove nervousness in the minds of the people.

Bordoloi said that the GoM already had negotiations with different organisations on the issue and “we are planning to submit our report by the end of this month.”

In the meantime, NHPC officials in their discussion with the State’s Group of Ministers (GoM) on the dam projects, stuck to their stand of convey in any structural amend in the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) only if the Thatte-Reddy Committee suggested such changes. The Thatte-Reddy Committee is appointed by the Central Government for studying the LSHEP.

Head of the LSHE Project Omprakash said that they had requested the GoM to accelerate the report of the Thatte-Reddy Committee. Decisions on the changes, etc., to be brought in the design of the project would be taken merely after receiving the report of the Thatte-Reddy Committee, he said.


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