About 150 households to be displaced by Tamor Hydel Project

PANCHTHAR: Nearly 150 households close to Tamor River are going to be displaced due to the construction of 762-Megawatt Tamor Hydroelectricity Project.

Majhi and Tamang community households at Pinasighat, Majhitar, Nakkaleyghat and Lubughat area will face displacement due to the reservoir-type project, it is stated. These settlements will be submerged after the construction of the reservoir for the project.

Also the power houses of the Lower Hewa Hydroelectricity Project and the Upper Hewa Hydroelectricity Project including the Kabeli A Hydroelectricity Project will be submerged by the dam.

Coordinator of the Tamor Hydroelectricity Project Concerned Committee and former lawmaker Basanta Kumar Nembang said the details of the total households and physical infrastructures to be affected by the project would be known only after detailed survey of the project is carried out.