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Protests in Uttarakhand against closure of hydel projects

Shishir Prashant / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun
Business Standard, September 13, 2010, 0:20 IST

Protests have mounted in Uttarakhand against the closure of major hydel projects with the move likely to create an adverse affect on investment scenario in the hill state.

Protests have triggered after the suspension of GVK’s 330 Mw Alaknanda hydel project and closure of 600 Mw Loharinag Pala, 480 Mw Pala Maneri and 381 Mw Bhaironghati hydel projects on Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi district.

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), a coalition partner of the BJP-led government, has decided to lay a siege around the Vidhan Sabha on September 22 to seek revival of these projects. The leading regional party is also holding an indefinite dharna on the issue here. [more]