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Decision on Dibang Multipurpose Project postponed

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  • May 19, 2020
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Decision on Dibang Multipurpose Project postponed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment; Biodiversity

In News:

  • The Forest Advisory Committee (FEC), has once again deferred (postpone) its decision on Dibang project in Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • The project has been delayed for over six years because it requires diverting 1,165 hectares of forest which is rich in biodiversity.

Important value additions:

Dibang Multipurpose Project

  • It is located on river Dibang, in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The project shall generate 2, 880 MW power. 
  • This is the largest ever Hydro Electric Project to be constructed in India.
  • The dam will be Concrete Gravity Dam. 

Forest Advisory Committee (FEC)

  • It is the apex body of the Environment Ministry responsible for deciding whether forest land can be diverted for industrial projects. 

Miscellaneous 

Cyclone Amphan 

  • It is a tropical cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal 
  • It is likely to turn into a “super cyclonic storm. 
  • It has been named by Thailand.
  • West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh will be the most affected regions. 

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