Tuki releases PDMAP bye-laws

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 24: The bye-laws of the Pro-Dam Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (PDMAP) were released by former chief minister Nabam Tuki at a city hotel here on Saturday.
Tuki, who is also the MLA of Sagalee assembly constituency in Papum Pare district, described the PDMAP as “a brilliant, excellent idea.”
“Arunachal Pradesh has total 6,000 megawatt potential and the state government has signed 4,200 to 4,300 megawatt worth of MoUs with various parties. The state has large potential for hydropower, forests and tourism, but we still depend on the Centre,” he said, and urged the people to maintain a positive attitude for development to take place in the state.
He also advised the PDMAP members not to misuse the name of the pro-dam organisation for personal gains.
PDMAP president Taw Paul informed that the organisation has been created to undertake welfare activities, including providing financial help at the time of natural calamities to the distressed and dam-affected people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“The PDMAP,” Paul said, “will act as a pressure group to take up grievances of the organisation to authorities to rectify discrimination and injustice meted out to member(s) of dam-affected persons or community in Arunachal Pradesh in all spheres of works.”
Vice-president of the state unit of the Indian National Artist Union Congress, Taba Thomas said, “Arunachal Pradesh could be a power supply house of the country if we agree to the construction of hydropower in the state.
“With the establishment of hydropower in the state the local people of the state will be benefited,” he said.
The PDMAP in a press release stated that it is a “social organisation of Arunachal Pradesh and a government of India community to discuss and put forward suitable suggestions for deletion, addition, modification in respect of PDMAP wherever necessary and adoption of resolutions for implementation in prescribe manner.”