Guwahati: NHPC’s 2000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project is expected to face more resistance in the coming days, with hundreds of anti-dam activists decides on Thursday to launch a total blockade of all construction materials for the project. The protesters took the vow in the presence of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar.
The agitator activist said that the persistent people’s movement against the Lower Subansiri project has become an all-India struggle against big dams.
During the rally, KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi proclaimed that the next phase of the stir would begin from March 10, and would require a total blockade of all construction materials for the project.
“The next phase of the movement will be a tougher one. Be ready to face the bullets. We are going to stop the movement of construction material by any means. We will prolong our movement till the rainy season. Once the rainy season starts, work at the project site will stop automatically,” Akhil addressing the crowd.
Senior citizens and the intelligentsia have also called a meeting on the concern of big dams and their impact on Assam here on Feb 26 and 27.