India News - Hydropower

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July 28, 2015
The invasion of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Many locals express feelings of regret for the support they initially showed to the hydropower projects in the hope of getting jobs and contracts, but development still continues.
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May 19, 2015
Abandoned dams; abandoned people
The National Green Tribunal allowed the ongoing construction on the Kanhar dam to continue despite its many illegalities. Four people who know the situation best explain why we should be disappointed.
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September 28, 2014
A case against small hydropower
Small hydel projects are often hailed as sustainable models of power production but they spark an equal number of contentious issues much like the bigger projects.
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July 27, 2014
Irrigation systems of Himachal threatened by hydropower projects
Small hydro-power projects thought to be least damaging threaten the very existence of Kuhls, the source of water for irrigation. It's no wonder that young Kohlis prefer government jobs to farming.
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July 21, 2014
Holi-Bajoli hydropower project shifts banks
A group of women in Himachal protest the shifting of a hydel project from the right bank to the left of the Ravi river. While it may seem like a simple 'side' issue, the truth is far more complex.