Hydro power production not so ‘clean, green’

Hydro power production not so ‘clean, green’

Environmentalists have demanded that government should withdraw the ‘green’ tag given to hydro-power projects and stop further subsiding the sector, especially large projects.

A report on environmental hazards and risks of hydro construction in the Himalayas prepared by Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective, a group of activists, seeks withdrawal of the ‘’green tag’’ given to hydro-projects. The report compiled by Himdhara clearly points out that hydro-projects are not eco friendly.

The report titled “The Hidden Cost of Hydropower” highlighted the risks associated with hydropower generation, especially in Himalayan regions like Himachal Pradesh.  Read More

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