Chairman-cum-managing director S.K. Garg of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), has said that, “The construction work of the Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project is at a very advanced stage and we hope to commission three units in March 2012 and the remaining five units by December 2012″.

His statement to press came after Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had one day long consultation in Guwahati last week, and Assam Chief Minister calling for constituting a multi-disciplinary expert committee to study all the issues connected with the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) thoroughly and initiate suitable follow-up actions accordingly.

Understandably, KMSS ( Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti) has warned NHPC not go against wishes of people of Assam. Most probably, this warning has significance as Arunachal Pradesh is accessible either through Assam or by air.

Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Power Project

It may be mentioned that, some sections in Arunachal Pradesh have come out with support dams and hydro power projects in the state which has no industries. They have maintained that hydro power projects will help Arunachal Pradesh developed and self-sufficient state.

While world wide, opinions are firming up against big dams ( there are few news about dismantling big dams in USA), it is unfurtionate that Indian government is going ahead with big dams, that too in a seismic zone V.

Most probably, this kind development would be proved too costly when some disaster happens.


  1. As usual the central govt. is not paying attention to the demonstration of people of Assam whatever the reason behind it. After all they are not fully Indian and their pain is not the problem of the nation ,whether it is flood or a big HE dam in one of its river casing destruction of lives , property or the eco-system .

  2. I’m glad to know that Subansisri Project of NHPC is to be continue !!!.Being a local electrical & electronics graduate student of that region i must appreciate the NHPC for stepping forward to utilize the natural resource of the dist. for good cause of the state and country as well.
    I would be the luckiest person if i get a chance to serve the state as an engineer in this project.

  3. Brahmaputra valley have Himalaya in north and Nagaland,Karbi Along nd Meghalaya hills in south.These two are divided by a distance of 80 to 100 kilometers.This narrow strip of lowland in between to hill ranges is just like a drain.Sudden release of large amount of water due to damage of any dam will wash away our people.In past,war or social unrest due to movement killed 10000 to 30000 peoples.But if any dam in Arunachal Pradesh or Bhutan collapses ,it will kill more than lakh of people in single blow.

  4. Dear
    please provide us net details about Arunachal NHPC Unit… We are difficult to gain knwoledge about dis project…also kndly provide office and sector details.