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Numerous power projects vulnerable to disaster: NGOs

Shimla, Feb 9 (UNI) In the aftermath of Uttarakhand flood of Feb 7, a number of civil rights groups and environmental NGOs are posing hard questions to the state authorities over its relentless settings of new power project alleging that most of them are prone to natural disasters.
13 organisations in the state said in a collective statement issued today that many operational, as well as planned hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, are located in areas highly vulnerable to disasters such as landslides and floods,
“Most of the projects that are to come up in Himachal are planned in the greater and trans-Himalayan regions which are ecologically fragile and vulnerable to climatic changes. These projects are proposed in the upper Sutlej valley in Kinnaur and Spiti and the Chandrabhaga or Chenab basin in Lahaul, where tribal communities are resisting them tooth and nail. These are also geologically unstable terrains prone to earthquakes and avalanches,” the statement said.
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