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Tiger presence in Dibang Valley could pave way for people-led conservation plan

In the Dibang-Kamlang-Namdapha block, the report has estimated the presence of 29 tigers based on scat samples and camera-trap images.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has brought out the 2018 report.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Anger after firm assesses own project in Arunachal Pradesh

The state has since submitted the analysis -- done, not by it but by the developer of the project, Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited .

The 3,097-megawatt project being developed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang valley entails the loss of 270,000 trees at the junction of the Paleo-arctic, Indo-Chinese, and Indo-Malayan biogeographic regions with luxuriant forests.(Special Arrangement)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Is Etalin hydropower project financially viable? FAC asks power ministry

FAC has asked the power ministry to comment whether the project in its current form is viable. It has also directed Arunachal Pradesh to submit a cost-benefit analysis of the project.

Earlier this month, several scientists and wildlife biologists wrote to FAC, warning about the massive loss of biodiversity if Etalin Hydropower Project was allowed to come up.(Photo: Ramki Sreenivasan)
Updated on May 12, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

WII’s Dibang Valley Project report biased and incomplete, says peer review

Based on WII’s technical report, an FAC sub committee which visited the project area in February this year has approved the project which will involve clearing of at least 2.7 lakh trees in sub-tropical evergreen and rain forests and in a vital tiger area.

The peer review, seen by HT, suggests that WII hasn’t revealed crucial information about the area and impact of the Dibang Valley project on ecology and local people.(Screem grab of WII Report)
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

Forest panel to share its views on Etalin Hydropower Project soon

But the officials said the FAC hadn’t yet taken a decision on whether to reject or allow the project, which conservationists say entails felling tens of thousands of trees and poses a threat to the region’s rich biodiversity.

Members of the forum said the project will be critical for the remote region which has been neglected by the government.(Chintan Sheth/ Sourced by HT)
Updated on May 04, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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