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Villagers oppose hydroelectric power project in Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), Jan 25, (ANI): Many villagers of Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand have protested against the setting up of a mega hydroelectric power project in their region.

These villagers have been skeptical about hydroelectric power projects built across River Mandakini.
Considering this region being prone to earthquakes, the residents of Bhiri, Kund, Parkandi and several other villages are contending that the underground rigged tunnels can have adverse effects.

Rudraprayag, the smallest District in Uttarakhand, falls under the fifth degree of seismic zone.
Villagers have forced work on the project to come to a standstill. [more]