Arunachal Pradesh has opposed NITI Aayog’s proposal for building of 10,000 MW dam on Siang River in Upper Siang district.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the state government would not accept the proposal. He was addressing a huge gathering at a public meeting at Yingkiong on Sunday. He said the local sentiment with regard to the dam has already been expressed to NITI Aayog in the October meeting held in New Delhi.
The chief minister, with his cabinet members, was called by the NITI Aayog to discuss on the 10,000 MW dam, to which all had expressed their objection.
He also said no other dams will be built on the Siang River “unless the confidence of the local people has been taken.”