NEW DELHI, June 26 � Rattled by the anti-dam agitation in his State, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki has rushed to Tehri Hydro Power Project to assess the safety of hydropower projects.
�People having apprehensions over power projects in Arunachal should come and see this project. Then they will realise how trivial and unnecessary the fears are,� the Chief Minister said in a statement.
Accompanied by a high-level delegation that comprised Union Minister of State for Water Resource (MoWR), Vincent H Pala, the Chief Minister visited the Tehri Hydro Power Project of Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited in Uttarakhand on Monday.
The Chief Minister held a high level meeting with the officials of Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd and later in the day, Tuki visited the different units of the Project including the Dam and spillways, reservoir and a state-of-art underground power station.
The State Government officials said the 1,000 MW Tehri Dam and Hydro Power Project is one of the highest in the world and the highest in India, despite being situated in a highly seismic zone is scientifically proved as the safest.
The flow of water is almost uniformly maintained all through the year. As such, there is no scope for floods in the downstream. People opposing dams in Arunachal ought to understand this fact,� Tuki said.