Road blockade to NHPC dam from Dec 16

Akhil Gogoi

By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 14, 2011

The ongoing agitations at North Lakhimpur against the movement of turbines to the lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) mega dam site at Gerukamukh have taken a stronger turn. The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) along with Asom Jatiyotabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK), All Assam Tai Ahom Students Union (AATASU) and several other organisations including several women’s forum have set December 16, as deadline before NHPC to return back the turbine it had brought up to North Lakhimpur. The organisations threatened to stir a fresh mass blockade if this demand is not met, from December 16.

The declaration came from Akhil Gogoi, General Secretary of the KMSS along with other agitating organizations in a joint press meet in North Lakhimpur yesterday. It was appealed to the public to gather in huge numbers at Pahumara, by the river Ranganadi from December 16 onwards and to block the passage of any construction material of the NHPC for the dam site.

Mentionable that in September this year, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and then the KMSS had carried out a series of agitation programme at Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district, blocking the movement of construction materials to the lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) mega dam site at Gerukamukh. The continuous agitation programmes have created major losses to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) as per reports and NHPC has continuously sought the intervention of the administration regarding the same.

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