Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project 

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Context

Many organisations have announced a joint movement against 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project being built by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border. 

Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project 

  • Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), is a dam that is undergoing construction along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is being built on the Subansiri river, which originates in the Tibet Plateau. It flows to India through Miri hills in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Subansiri is the largest tributary of Brahmaputra River.
  • The project had been pending for a long while due to local agitation. The protest against the dam stems from the several dam safety and administrative issues involved. 
  • The project is in conflict with the 1980 Brahmaputra Board Act as there was transfer of the work of Water Resources Department of Subansiri Basin from the Brahmaputra Board to the public and private sector. 
  • According to the assessment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, there is increased seismic threat level to the dam. 

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)

  • NHPC is a Mini Ratna Category-I Enterprise of the Central Government.  
  • The primary objective of NHPC is to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects.
  • Founded in 1975 
  • Headquarters: Faridabad, Haryana.
  • Other than hydroelectric power, the company deals with other sources of energy like Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wind etc.
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