Bhutans project raises concerns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unveiling of the 600 MW Kholongchu Hydropower Project in Bhutan has raised concerns in Assam as there is fear that the State might face the downstream impact of the project. Modi, during his first international visit after he assumed office last month, has announced the partnership between the Indian and Bhutanese PSUs for the hydel power project in Trashiyangtse in Eastern Bhutan. Regional political party, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has stated that the BJP has gone back on its promise of not allowing mega dams in Northeast India. Students' body AASU has sought a white paper on the project.