The Environics Trust collaborated with Himalaya Niti Abhiyan to assess the impact of hydropower projects in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. R Sreedhar of Environics Trust talks about this to IWP.
It isn't just the tourists or its hilly terrain but a 140-year-old leaking water distribution system set up by the British in 1875 which is leading to heavy losses and contamination.
The state's high toilet coverage has compounded the problem of water pollution and diseases. It now needs an efficient and affordable sewage treatment system.
News this week: IMD predicts a below average monsoon this year; Himachal villagers reject govt's Assessment Report on Sutlej basin; Six years post-construction, Narmada canals breach every ten steps.
News this week: Climate change hits bamboo crop in the Northeast, people in Himachal reject EIA report on dams on the Satluj and marine pollution results in economic losses.
posted 6 years 10 months ago
Thirty hydroelectric projects have been planned in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. There is an immense cost to the environment and to the residents but the government isn't letting up.
A weekly roundup of the news from January 21 - 27, 2013
posted 7 years 8 months ago