Getting clearances for hydro projects a major constraint: Arunachal CM
GUWAHATI: One of the major hindrances in its growth is the long duration for the hydro projects to obtain clearances that extends beyond 10 years which needs a proper discussion to sort out such hindrances, said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The Chief Minister observed that the concerns of the downstream people and the locals must be brought into confidence before going ahead with hydro projects. Khandu said this while speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) event here on Friday.
“Arunachal Pradesh is known as the powerhouse of India. However, several projects have been caught in logjam and are facing massive delays,” the chief minister said.
Khandu said the state has great potential in tourism, hydro, agri-horti sector but is not exploited to full due to lack of good connectivity. He, however, remained optimist that with assistance from central government on rail, road and air connectivity, the connectivity bottleneck will be overcome in coming days.