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Down to Earth: Tehri Again

Down to Earth
January 15, 2006

As the old Tehri town drowns in the water impounded by the Tehri dam, some way upstream another hydroelectric power project is making an unwelcome appearance. Work on a hydel project, located on the Bhilangana river, a tributary of the Bhagirathi, is being carried out with heavy protection — under serious protest. In the latter part of November 2005, about 30 villagers were arrested for protesting against the project. [more]