The damming of a state and its discontents,
Northeast by Ankush SaikiaFeb 06, 2016
Some 22 kilometres
upstream of the Siang from the town of Pasighat in eastern Arunachal is the
site of the proposed 2,700 megawatt(MW) Lower Siang hydroelectric project. It
was transferred from the Brahmaputra Board to the National Hydroelectric Power
Corporation (NHPC), which then handed it over to Jaypee Associates. The Dihang
or Siang flows down from Tibet through Arunachal to Assam, where it combines
with the Dibang and Lohit rivers to form the Brahmaputra. The upper end of
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