Published on: January 19, 2023

Etalin hydroelectric project

Etalin hydroelectric project


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Highlights

  • Recently, Forest Advisory Committee said the proposal cannot be considered in its present form and a revised proposal may be submitted for further consideration.

How the project be a threat to Biodiversity ?

  • The proposal, involved diversion of 1165.66 hectares of forest land and in dense subtropical, evergreen, broad-leafed, and subtropical rainforest
  • The region is a high-mountain watershed prone to natural hazards because of its unique and complex geological, ecosystem, weather and climatic conditions
  • Project is likely to impact the habitat and the survival of several endemic and threatened terrestrial species such as the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Clouded Leopard, Tiger, Arunachal Macaque, Black-necked crane, and the rare Mishmi Wren Babble

About Etalin Hydroelectric Project

  • The Project was proposed to be a joint venture between Jindal Power Ltd and the Hydropower Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh
  • The plan combined two run-of-the-river schemes with concrete gravity dams on rivers Tangon and Dri.

About forest advisory committee

  • It is a statutory body of the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) formed under the Forest Conservation Act of 1980.

About Dibang river

  • Upstream tributary river of the Brahmaputra
  • State : Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Mouth: Lohit River
  • Originates and flows through the Mishmi Hills in the (Upper) Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts.
  • Tributaries: Sisar, Mathun, Tangon, Dri, Ithun and Emra