Hydroelectric Power Projects in Tawang

Photo: The Three Gorges opens its sluices in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province
 
 
Photo: The Three Gorges opens its sluices in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province

We the Save Mon Region Federation upgraded form of Save Mon Committee would like to strongly oppose the Tsachu 1, Tsachu 11 & Tsachu Lower Mega Hydro power Project for the following reason

  1. The Projected area is the Habitat of endangered Species of Schedule 1 wildlife such as Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, Red Panda & Musk Deer etc. & home to several locally threatened plant species like Rhododendron, Taxes, Ponirochis, Saussurea, Obvallata, Fritillaria cirrhosa and Potentilla etc.
  2. There are more than Twenty mini & micro Hydel in Tawang alone which already destroyed so many forest, farming land.
  3. There are merely 30000 ( Thirty Thouasand) ethnic Monpa Trbal population which will be reduced to minority in our own land by population influx of migrant labourers
  4. There is pilgrimage site of Dechok Abode, Chumig Gyatsar & many sacred holy places blessed by Guru Padmasambava.
  5. These projects will disturb the ecological balance due to massive tunneling of area & damming.
  6. The displacement of Local Monpa Scheduled Tribes.
  7. Tawang is highly sensitive international border which witnessed 1962 war. So instillation of Mega Dam Project will be full of risk.
  8. Tawang is considered as youngest mountain in world which is still evolving. So it is infavourable for Mega Hydro Power projects.
  9. There will be cultural Genocide of Monpa by these Mega Hydro Power Projects.