The story behind development projects. | Manipur News | KanglaOnline.com

Clearing the proposal for the Tipaimukh dam would mean approving for the submergence of 227 sq km of forest land in the state that will destroy an estimated 82.47 lakh trees.  As per the records of the Environment Ministry, “the Tipaimukh hydel project requires more than one-fifth of the total 118,184 hectares of forest land diverted for execution of 497 hydel projects in the entire country after the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 came into force. The forest land required for the project is more than 100 times the average rate of diversion of forest land for 497 hydel projects for which approval under the FC Act has been accorded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.” All the figures being mentioned in association with the proposed Tipaimukh hydel project are mind boggling

via The story behind development projects. | Manipur News | KanglaOnline.com.

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