Damming Northeast India: juggernaut of hydropower projects threatens social and environmental security of region

Damming Northeast India: juggernaut of hydropower projects threatens social and environmental security of region

This report by Kalpavriksh, Aaranyak and ActionAid India deals with the large dams' juggernaut, which happens to be the biggest 'development' intervention in the ecologically fragile and seismically active Northeast region in the coming days.

 

 

 

This report by Kalpavriksh, Aaranyak and ActionAid India deals with the large dams’ juggernaut, which happens to be the biggest ‘development’ intervention in this ecologically and geologically fragile, seismically active and culturally sensitive region in the coming days. With the Northeast identified as India’s ‘future powerhouse’ and at least 168 large hydroelectric projects set to majorly alter the riverscape, large dams are emerging as a major issue of conflict in the region.