Over 20 organisations in Assam have threatened to launch protest against the construction of mega dam over Subansiri River along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. 

Informing about this, president of Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) – Palash Changmai said that the protest will begin from September 20. 

Changmai informed that 22 organisations have come together and decided to launch a series of protests, including blockade of the project site, against the NHPC. 

The AJYCP has been demanding a halt in construction activities of the 2000-MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP) near the Assam-Arunachal border. 

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The AJYCP has been strongly opposing the construction of the mega dam saying that the project would be a major disaster for people living in the downstream areas. 

In 2003, the Centre had given nod to the Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project after which construction started in 2005. 

The deadline for finishing the country’s largest hydro power project was set for 2014 but the project came to a grinding halt in December 2011 following widespread protests by anti-dam groups. 

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