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Intensify stir against mega dams: KMSS

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 5 � Making a strong pitch for putting up a united front against mega dams in the North-east, more so in view of the forthcoming public hearing by Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh scheduled for September 10, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samittee (KMSS) has appealed to all concerned to intensify the agitation against dams.

In a statement, the KMSS said that even the relatively smaller dams on the Kopili, Ranganadi, etc., had been causing widespread devastations in the form of escalating floods in the States, and the situation could well be left to imagination what type of catastrophic cumulative impact the proposed 168 large dams in Arunachal Pradesh would have on downstream Assam.

�It is only after large-scale public protests that the Centre has agreed to have a public hearing on the impact of large dams. The hearing scheduled for September 10 at the Pragjyoti-ITA Complex at Machkhowa will be a historic occasion, and we appeal to all concerned, to participate the hearing with enthusiasm,� the KMSS said in a statement.

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Intensify stir against mega dams: KMSS

GUWAHATI, Sept 5 � Making a strong pitch for putting up a united front against mega dams in the North-east, more so in view of the forthcoming public hearing by Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh scheduled for September 10, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samittee (KMSS) has appealed to all concerned to intensify the agitation against dams.

In a statement, the KMSS said that even the relatively smaller dams on the Kopili, Ranganadi, etc., had been causing widespread devastations in the form of escalating floods in the States, and the situation could well be left to imagination what type of catastrophic cumulative impact the proposed 168 large dams in Arunachal Pradesh would have on downstream Assam.

�It is only after large-scale public protests that the Centre has agreed to have a public hearing on the impact of large dams. The hearing scheduled for September 10 at the Pragjyoti-ITA Complex at Machkhowa will be a historic occasion, and we appeal to all concerned, to participate the hearing with enthusiasm,� the KMSS said in a statement.