ACTIP to intensify stir on dam issue

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 14:38 [IST]
 

Imphal, Sep 19: The Action Committee against Tipaimukh Project (ACTIP) has threatened to start a violent agitation as the state government has failed to solve the Tipaimukh dam issue.

State Power Minister Francis Ngajokpa in the Assembly on September 15 said the construction of the Rs 6000 crore dam in the state, to meet the power demands of the country, is necessary.

The proposed dam would be constructed by the North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).

The ACTIP had condemned the statement made by the minister, sources said.

It reminded that the state's people have objected the anti-people, anti-environment Tipaimukh Dam Project since long.

It added that all the politicians, bureaucrats and technocrats were working against the wishes and desires of the common people.

ACTIP also asked the minister should withdraw his statement in for of the dam.

UNI


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