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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

INDIA: Damned The Dam – The Voice of the People

The Tipaimukh Multipurpose project dam in Manipur envisages constrution of a high rockfill dam downstream of the onfluence of the Barak with Tuvei rivers to produce 1500 MW hydropower and flood control. 557 households consisting of 2027 persons likely to be affected due to this project in Manipur in addition to 77 villages affected due to land acquisition. The people of Manipur and Mizoram, southwest to Manipur (also to be affected by submergence) are struggling against the construction of the dam. The predominantly indigenous tribal peoples of Manipur want their right of free, prior and informed consent in regards to the construction.