Press Trust of India / Imphal December 03, 2011, 18:09 IST
Prime Minister Manmohon Singh today said that environmental clearance
had been given to the proposed Tipaimukh dam project on the River Barak
in Manipur to be funded by the World Bank.
Addressing a public meeting here, the Prime Minister said that the
forest clearance process for the project was underway. He urged the
concerned central ministries to actively pursue the funding with the
The 1500 mw joint venture Tipaimukh Hydro Electricity Project is
proposed to be constructed on the trijunction of Manipur, Mizoram and
Assam over the Barak river which originates in Manipur's Senapati district.
''In the power section, I have been informed that the 1500 MW Tipaimukh
Hydro Electricity Project will be executed by a joint venture company of
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation and the government of
Manipur,'' he said.
''I understand that a project for expansion and upgradation of power
transmission, sub transmission and distribution networks in the north
eastern states has been posed to the World Bank for funding. I am asking
the concerned central government ministries to pursue the matter
actively with the World Bank,'' the Prime Minister said.
Earlier, media reports had said that Bangladesh government had
reservations on the project as they had said it would affect their water
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