North Eastern Electric Power Corp hydel power project facing opposition

SHILLONG: A 240-MW hydel power project of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) proposed to be set up along the Assam-Meghalaya border is facing strong opposition from locals who claim it would affect 1000 families.

Both the state governments have issued no objection certificates to NEEPCO for the 100 m high dam on Umiam River near Lamalong.

Local villagers said the dam will submerge 600 sq km and in the process over 20 inhabited villages will be hit directly af ..

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