ITANAGAR, March 6 � Arunachal Pradesh is called the country�s �future power house� for its immense hydropower potentials, but some of its major power projects have hit the roadblock � maybe due to hindrance in getting forest, environment and wildlife clearances or delay in preparing techno-feasibility reports.
This was divulged by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while replying to a supplementary question from BJP member Tamiyo Taga. Tuki, however, didn�t name the power developers.
He informed that so far, 26 MoUs/MoAs have been signed with PSUs and private developers for the development of power projects with the generating capacity of 5932.90 MW since 2011-12 till date, including 15 of them inked after he took over as CM on November 1, 2011. He further stated that some of the power developers have stopped their works possibly due to global economic recession or communication bottleneck to carry their construction materials upto their project sites.
He said, on the other hand, �the construction work of 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project has remained stopped for more than last two years because of road blockade and other agitations (in Assam) against the transportation of construction materials� with the various anti-dam organisations remaining firm on their stance. In order to redress the �issues� of anti-dam organisations, the Central Government has constituted a technical committee.
He also stated that some of the projects were in advance stages of execution. One of them is 110 MW Pare Hydropower Project, which is going to be commissioned over the period of next one-and-half-years time.
The Chief Minister also told the House that �following the plea from the State Government, it is under active consideration of the Centre to construct double-lane roads to some of the mega power projects to transport the construction materials and machineries to the project sites.