[India News]: Agar (Uttaranchal), Oct. 23 : Villagers living near a controversial dam are on hunger strike protesting the high tension power lines which pass over their houses and fields.
The 800 kilo watt wires are to transmit power to northern Indian towns after the Tehri dam in Uttaranchal becomes functional. Hundreds of these cables crisscross over nearly a dozen villages.
Locals say after failed attempts to get proper rehabilitation from the authorities, there was no way but to sit for strike. [more]