After Ralan Area Lotha Hoho (RALH) opposing the implementation of MoU with M/S NEPL for setting up 25MW hydro power, representatives of villages located along Doyang River under Wokha viz. Lotsu circle GBs union, GBs of Longtsung, Morakjo, Lotsu, Moilan, Pyangsa and Puotchu village have vehemently opposed the MoU executed by the government.
The representatives in a letter addressed to the commissioner and secretary department of power stated the MoU was signed without the consent of the villagers and were not informed about the project before the MoU was executed by the state government. And as such, in the event of the project being implemented, the villages would be adversely affected, stated the signatories.
Labeling the “clandestine act” of the government as unwarranted; the representatives further demanded that MoU be re-considered before the project was implemented to avoid unnecessary consequences. Further, the village representatives appealed the authority to look into the matter considering the project and requested M/S NEPL to refrain from implementing the project till the matter was solved.