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‘Power projects threaten rivers’

The Matu Jansanghatan has said the situation of rivers in Uttarakhand is “frightening”due to the construction of hydro-power projects.

In a memorandum submitted to the Union Environment Secretary and the Secretary, Uttarakhand State Environment Conservation and Pollution Control Board, Matu Jansaghatan has held that while the rivers of Uttarakhand are already in danger due to the projects, there have been no serious efforts on part of the Environment Ministry and the State Pollution Control Board to address the issue. [more]