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Centre takes note of mega dam protests
Spl correspondent
 NEW DELHI, Dec 2 Alarmed by the turmoil over the Subansiri Hydroelectric Project, the Ministry of Water Resources has decided to convene a meeting with the Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh this month.

Talking to newsmen, Minister of State for Water Resources, Vincent H Pala said that the Centre has taken note of the agitation over the dam project and the hurdles created in execution of the hydroelectric power Project in Assam. A meeting is proposed to sort out the issue, he said.

Agitation over construction of big dams in Arunachal Pradesh has gathered momentum in Assam and disruption of project work has troubled the Centre, said sources.

As reported earlier, Arunachal Pradesh Government has been calling for the removal of bottlenecks faced by its projects to ensure that unexplored hydro-power potential of the State is fully exploited.

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