Submission to the Ministry of Power regarding the financial viability related issues for the proposed Etalin Hydro Electric Project (EHEP)

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), in its meeting held on 23rd April 2020 discussed the issue of diversion forest land for the proposed 3097 MW Etalin Hydro Electric Project (EHEP) in Dibang valley of Arunachal Pradesh. Before taking a decision, the  FAC has posed several questions to the Ministry of Power (MoP) regarding the necessity as well as financial viability of the concerned project. Ashwini Chitnis, Independent researcher and policy analyst, and Manthan Adhyayan Kendra carried out an analysis of the issues forwarded by the FAC to MoP and submitted the same to the MoP for their consideration while responding to the FAC. This is the full text of the submission. This submission clearly shows that there is no economic or financial rationale for the project, and urges the MoP that it should recommend to the FAC that the project need not be proceeded ahead with.

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