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By The Assam Tribune
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GUWAHATI, Dec 14 � Assam government today announced that there was scope for negotiation with persons and organisations opposing construction of a mega dam upstream of Brahmaputra river, reports PTI.

�The government is prepared to talk to anyone on the issue. We love our state as much as they do,� State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi told reporters here.

Asked to comment on the strong protest by locals and organisations including All Assam Students Union (AASU) against the ongoing construction of a dam by NHPC at Gerukamukh in Lakhimpur district, he said the government will support construction of dam on scientific basis.

�Besides, there are provisions in the National Water Policy and related acts to protect the interests of people living downstream and thus there is need to worry,� Bordoloi said.

Local persons have opposed construction of the dam on Subansiri fearing adverse effect downstream of the river.

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GUWAHATI, Dec 14 � Assam government today announced that there was scope for negotiation with persons and organisations opposing construction of a mega dam upstream of Brahmaputra river, reports PTI.

�The government is prepared to talk to anyone on the issue. We love our state as much as they do,� State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi told reporters here.

Asked to comment on the strong protest by locals and organisations including All Assam Students Union (AASU) against the ongoing construction of a dam by NHPC at Gerukamukh in Lakhimpur district, he said the government will support construction of dam on scientific basis.

�Besides, there are provisions in the National Water Policy and related acts to protect the interests of people living downstream and thus there is need to worry,� Bordoloi said.

Local persons have opposed construction of the dam on Subansiri fearing adverse effect downstream of the river.

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