NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Aug 19 - In all, 20 organisations here have announced their opposition to the resumption of construction work in the Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Plant by the National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation at Gerukamukh.
This was decided at a public meeting held here on Sunday. The meeting was convened by the Lakhimpur district committee of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad and chaired by noted conservation activist Kesab Krishna Chatradhora.
The objective of the meeting was explained by Sudipta Hazarika, secretary of AJYP-Lakhimpur unit.
Speaking at the meeting, Azad Hazarika, adviser of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti called for a united stand against the dam over the Subansiri river by NHPC and said that the recent verdict by the National Green Tribunal will not be accepted at any cost.
Journalist Sailen Baruah in his address mentioned about the flaws and loopholes in the verdict of NGT and stressed on the need for separate hearings for Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts over the issue.
The chairman of Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti’s Lakhimpur unit Raju Singha asked the government to make alternative arrangements for the LSHEP dam while opposing the construction work at Gerukamukh.
The meeting was also attended by representatives from AAMSU, ATASU, AKRASU, AASCSU, Asom Yuva Mancha, ex-ULFA union, TAYPA and many more. Representatives of all the 20 organisations pledged to jointly initiate a very strong agitation against the LSHEP from August 24.