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Medha Patkar in Assam, NHPC in deeper trouble

Voices against the ongoing 2000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Project, being developed by NHPC Ltd at Gerukamukh near Assam-Arunachal border, are growing louder with each passing day in Assam. The anti-dam protests got a shot in the arm on Wednesday as Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader and social activist Medha Patkar too took to the streets with thousands of protestors in the city. The protestors brought Guwahati to almost a standstill for nearly 3 hours and were demanding immediate halt to the project, as well as other proposed mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh. “The proposed 168 dams in ...