Dibang hydel project: Arunachal says no land for national park, NGT drops its own case

Source: The post is based on the article “Dibang hydel project: Arunachal says no land for national park, NGT drops its own case” published in Down To Earth on 28th September 2022.

What is the News?

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed the case it took up suo motu on the grant of forest clearance for the 3000-MW Dibang hydel project without meeting the precondition of declaring a National Park.

The NGT did so after it was informed by Arunachal Pradesh that the local people are not willing to part away their land for the declaration of National Park.

What is the Dibang Multipurpose Project?

Dibang Multipurpose Project is a hydropower cum flood moderation project proposed on Dibang River (a tributary of Brahmaputra) in the Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. 

The dam site is located about 1.5 km upstream of the confluence of Ashu Pani and Dibang rivers and about 43 km from Roing, District Headquarter. 

The project would moderate flooding in the areas downstream of the Dibang Dam during the entire monsoon period.

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