Tuesday 23 April 2019
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Delegation From Lippa (Kinnaur) call on CM, Demands to cancel Kashang Stage II & III Hydro Electric Project

A delegation from Gram Panchayat Lippa, district, Kinnaur led by MLA Jagat Singh Negi and Pradhan Lippa, Samtan Dolma met the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here today.

Besides congratulating him for becoming the Chief Minister, they also urged him for cancellation of the construction of 130 MW Integrated Kashang Stage II & III Hydro Electric Project. They pleaded that the construction may lead to ecological disaster besides the residents of Lippa objected of Forest Right Violation. They said that the project was proposed to be constructed by diverting the waters of Kirang Khud to Kashang Khud which may lead to frequent floods resulting in accumulation of huge loads of silt and debris very near to the village. Apart from this 80 percent families of village Lippa have their fields in upper Mohal which would be destroyed if construction continues.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh assured them of looking into the matter considerately.

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