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GUWAHATI, Aug 9 - The North East Students� Forum of JNU on Saturday hosted �Northeast Against Draft EIA 2020�, an online panel discussion on the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, ecological issues and its long-term consequences in the context of the North East region, stated a press release issued here today.

The discussion included five speakers selected from diverse fields while Niborna Hazarika, the convenor of North East Students� Forum, moderated the event.

The panel introduced and explored themes of biodiversity protection, rights of indigenous communities and the large-scale exploitation of resources in the North East with a special focus on Baghjan oil well disaster, coal mining in the Dehing Patkai forest and construction of the Etalin Hydroelectric Power Project in the Dibang Valley, added the release.

It is being widely feared that the EIA, if implemented, will have a disastrous effect on the North East.

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Online discussion on ecological issues held

GUWAHATI, Aug 9 - The North East Students� Forum of JNU on Saturday hosted �Northeast Against Draft EIA 2020�, an online panel discussion on the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, ecological issues and its long-term consequences in the context of the North East region, stated a press release issued here today.

The discussion included five speakers selected from diverse fields while Niborna Hazarika, the convenor of North East Students� Forum, moderated the event.

The panel introduced and explored themes of biodiversity protection, rights of indigenous communities and the large-scale exploitation of resources in the North East with a special focus on Baghjan oil well disaster, coal mining in the Dehing Patkai forest and construction of the Etalin Hydroelectric Power Project in the Dibang Valley, added the release.

It is being widely feared that the EIA, if implemented, will have a disastrous effect on the North East.

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