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India wants the Northeast as its powerhouse. What of Indigenous people?

30/11/2022 06:24 PM | Click to read full article

At a place called Gerukamukh, on the border of the northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, an unfinished dream of India’s National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is giving many Assam residents recurring nightmares. Here, India’s biggest hydropower project, the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri dam on the Subansiri river, is inching closer to completion. In June, following heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh, water overflowed from the dam and inundated about a hundred villages in Assam.

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