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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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02 Dec 2021 | 2:13 AM

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Webinar held on the World AIDS Day conducted Kashmir

02 Dec 2021 | 2:12 AM

Srinagar, Dec 1 (UNI) On the occasion of world AIDS Day a webinar organised by the Department of Community Medicine Government MedicalCollege Srinagar during which presentation on mechanism of HIV transmission and its effects on various immunity cells in the body was discussed.

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14 houses gutted in fire in Kashmir

02 Dec 2021 | 2:11 AM

Srinagar, Dec 1 (UNI) At least fourteen houses were gutted in a devastating fire at village Kelshay close to the Line of Control in Gurez in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, officials said on Wednesday.

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Bilaspur becomes first district in Himachal Pradesh to achieve full vaccination target: Deputy Commissioner

02 Dec 2021 | 2:11 AM

Hamirpur/Bilaspur (HP), Dec 1 (UNI) Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh has become the first district of the state to achieve cent percent COVID vaccination target under the first and second phase vaccination programme.

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