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AASU leads mass protest against NEEPCO

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NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 22 - A mass sit-in demonstration was staged by the Lakhimpur unit of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) on Tuesday here, demanding closure of the Ranganadi Hydro-Electricity Project of North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to save Lakhimpur district from the annual flooding. The sit-in demonstration was attended by other ethnic student organisations like ATASU, TMPK, MMK, AASKSU, AADSU, ABSU, AACSU, ATKSU, AAMTSU, AKRASU, AASAA, AAGSU.

The protesters submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner, demanding closure of the NEEPCO�s Ranganadi dam project to mitigate the flood problem in the district.

The memorandum further demanded that repair and reconstruction of all embankments in the district be done before the monsoon, Lakhimpur be declared a special district with a flood management package of Rs 1,000 crore, rehabilitation of flood-hit and erosion-hit people in the district with adequate compensation, etc.

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AASU leads mass protest against NEEPCO

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 22 - A mass sit-in demonstration was staged by the Lakhimpur unit of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) on Tuesday here, demanding closure of the Ranganadi Hydro-Electricity Project of North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) to save Lakhimpur district from the annual flooding. The sit-in demonstration was attended by other ethnic student organisations like ATASU, TMPK, MMK, AASKSU, AADSU, ABSU, AACSU, ATKSU, AAMTSU, AKRASU, AASAA, AAGSU.

The protesters submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner, demanding closure of the NEEPCO�s Ranganadi dam project to mitigate the flood problem in the district.

The memorandum further demanded that repair and reconstruction of all embankments in the district be done before the monsoon, Lakhimpur be declared a special district with a flood management package of Rs 1,000 crore, rehabilitation of flood-hit and erosion-hit people in the district with adequate compensation, etc.

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