Avoiding Biodiversity Hotspots during NER-II Project

NER-II, the mega project spanning Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, had a line passing around the “Borail Wild-life Sanctruary. 

NER-II, the mega project spanning Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh had a line passing around the “Borail Wild-life Sanctuary. We avoided “Borail Wildlife Sanctuary”, mapped active elephant-corridors, and ensured the transmission lines co-exist with wildlife by implementing bird deflectors, culverts, etc. We also increased tower height by additional 6 mts in elephant movement areas, provided financial assistance to State Forest department, Tripura for fodder arrangement and deposited 5% of proportionate project cost to State Wildlife Department of Assam to mitigate any human-animal conflict.