What does ACT stand for?
ACT stands for Affected Citizens of Teesta
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Tseten Lepcha, working president of the Affected Citizens of Teesta, welcomes the clear verdict of the meeting in a press statement released on May 13, anticipating that it would bring unity and peace and "usher in lasting prosperity more than what the mostly failed and destructive hydro projects can". Finally, Tseten Lepcha affirms his optimism that "this decision will go a long way in protecting the sanctity of Dzongu as enshrined in the old laws of Sikkim and protected by the article 371(f) of the Constitution of India.
In Sikkim, the provincial government has recently awarded contracts to private operators for 26 large hydropower projects on the Teesta River, seven of which will affect Dzongu province. In summer 2007, the “Affected Citizens of Teesta.
While the forces pushing for hydropower development in the region may be strong, they are rivaled by the spirit and perseverance of indigenous communities of Sikkim fighting dam development. These include the Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT) and Sikkim Bhutia Lepcha Apex Committee (SIBLAC). Community efforts have resulted in the Government of Sikkim cancelling the construction of a total of 10 dams, with the last four cancelled in June 2012.