Power Update

2,000 MW Subansiri project MoU yet to be inked

September 2010

The Assam Government will not ink MoU with NHPC until it is assured that the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Project will not have any adverse impact on the downstream areas of Assam. The state government will rely on scientific studies to assess the impact of the dam on downstream areas. A part of the Rs 6,400 crore project falls in Assam and the rest in Arunachal Pradesh. The MoU with Arunachal Pradesh Government had been signed following which construction on that side of the border is under way.

Contact: The Government of Assam. Website: www.assamgovt.nic.in