Community-Based Power Projects Giving A Ray Of Hope To Migration-Hit Uttarakhand Villages

Community-Based Power Projects Giving A Ray Of Hope To Migration-Hit Uttarakhand Villages

Sita Devi, a 62-year-old villager from Uttarakhand’s Tehri district saw two of her young sons migrate from their native village in search of jobs. With a heavy heart, the sexagenarian works on her small agricultural land holding every day, waiting for a day when her sons would return home.

But the lives of villagers, including Sita Devi, of Basarpatti area  around 190 km from the Uttarakhand capital Dehradun are set to change. If all goes as planned, over 100 residents of four villages of this belt will become owners of a micro hydroelectric power company.

To be built on the Bal Ganga River (in the Bhagirathi River Valley), the project has been approved by the Centre and its detailed project report is currently being prepared by the Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency. Read More…

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