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AASU asks CM to prevent mega dams

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GUWAHATI, Dec 28 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today demanded that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should take steps to prevent construction of mega dams in the NE region after his admission in the National Development Council (NDC) meeting yesterday that such projects are harmful for Assam.

It has also called for steps to undertake a cumulative study of the impacts of the 168 dam projects being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh.

AASU president and general secretary respectively Sankar Prasad Roy and Tapan Gogoi said in a statement that the complaints made by the people and organisations of several ethnic groups of the State against the mega dam projects have now been proving true.

The observations made by the experts of the State on the mega dam projects, specially on the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) have also been proved true, the AASU leaders said.

They reiterated that the mega dams, which are going to harm the civilisation of the people of the State, should be abandoned.

AASU advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya demanded that the issue should be thoroughly discussed with the experts of the country as well as those of the foreign countries. Until that has been done, the construction of the LSHEP should be kept in abeyance, he said.

The State should clear all the dam projects only when it is assured supply of its required power, he said.

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AASU asks CM to prevent mega dams

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today demanded that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should take steps to prevent construction of mega dams in the NE region after his admission in the National Development Council (NDC) meeting yesterday that such projects are harmful for Assam.

It has also called for steps to undertake a cumulative study of the impacts of the 168 dam projects being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh.

AASU president and general secretary respectively Sankar Prasad Roy and Tapan Gogoi said in a statement that the complaints made by the people and organisations of several ethnic groups of the State against the mega dam projects have now been proving true.

The observations made by the experts of the State on the mega dam projects, specially on the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) have also been proved true, the AASU leaders said.

They reiterated that the mega dams, which are going to harm the civilisation of the people of the State, should be abandoned.

AASU advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya demanded that the issue should be thoroughly discussed with the experts of the country as well as those of the foreign countries. Until that has been done, the construction of the LSHEP should be kept in abeyance, he said.

The State should clear all the dam projects only when it is assured supply of its required power, he said.

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