Cumulative impact and carrying capacity study of Siang sub-basin including downstream impacts

Central Water Commission (CWC), Government of India has undertaken the task of conducting “Cumulative Impact and Carrying Capacity Study of Siang sub-basin including Downstream Impacts” with an objective to assess the cumulative impacts of hydropower development in the Siang river sub basin in Brahmaputra river valley basin. RS Envirolink Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon (RSET) has been awarded the study based on techno-commercial bidding. Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects of MoEF has provided the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the study. The study initiated in December 2011 involved extensive field data collection in different seasons to establish baseline status, data analysis and cumulative impact assessment, followed by recommendations for long term sustainable hydropower development in the basin. EIA study of Siang Basin has been prepared with a view to provide optimum support for various natural processes and allowing sustainable activities.