GUWAHATI, June 22 � The Assam Public Works (APW) which is fighting a case concerning the Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Power (LSHEP) project in the National Green Tribunal has alleged that in the name of �Run of the River� scheme of LSHEP, a fraud was actually being perpetuated on the river and the riparian people.
The president of APW, Abhijeet Sarma said that in the name of �Run of the River� scheme an impression was being given that whatever is flowing at any given point of time is also flowing out through the turbines in the winter months, keeping the river flow unaltered.
�In actuality, the river will be dry for 20 hours as there will be no discharge of water in this power-and-profit only dam,� said Sarma. He said it is a matter of great concern that the so-called �Run of the River (ROR) scheme will hold up the water flow for 20 hours of the day when the project is �off grid� and create flood-like conditions downstream for peak-load generation of four hours.
The APW case which was filed at the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi, has been transferred to the National Green Tribunal, Kolkata. The next date of hearing has been fixed on July 7.