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NEW DELHI, Dec 27 � Castigating the ongoing anti-dam agitation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki on Thursday lodged strong protest with the Centre, complaining that neither the Central Government nor Government of Assam has taken effective steps to contain the agitation.

Expressing concern over the ongoing agitation against the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project, Tuki said that there is a complete halt in progress of works on the project due to irrational objections from certain sections of people in Assam. No effective steps being taken either by the Central Government or Government of Assam to contain these protestors,� Tuki said.

The Project is a national wealth and is almost 80 per cent complete. Once operational, the power requirements of the entire North Eastern region would be taken care of and my State would get revenue to the extent of Rs 300 crore annually, which would help us address many of our development needs,� he said. �We are disappointed with the developments on this front and invoke of your kind indulgence in putting this project back on track, as delaying its implementation is causing huge loss to NHPC and State Governments of Assam, Arunachal, besides NHPC,� he said.

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Tuki lodges strong protest over anti-dam stir

NEW DELHI, Dec 27 � Castigating the ongoing anti-dam agitation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki on Thursday lodged strong protest with the Centre, complaining that neither the Central Government nor Government of Assam has taken effective steps to contain the agitation.

Expressing concern over the ongoing agitation against the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project, Tuki said that there is a complete halt in progress of works on the project due to irrational objections from certain sections of people in Assam. No effective steps being taken either by the Central Government or Government of Assam to contain these protestors,� Tuki said.

The Project is a national wealth and is almost 80 per cent complete. Once operational, the power requirements of the entire North Eastern region would be taken care of and my State would get revenue to the extent of Rs 300 crore annually, which would help us address many of our development needs,� he said. �We are disappointed with the developments on this front and invoke of your kind indulgence in putting this project back on track, as delaying its implementation is causing huge loss to NHPC and State Governments of Assam, Arunachal, besides NHPC,� he said.

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