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What is tehri dam andolan?

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Asked by Shravan V Murthy, 09 May '08 12:21 pm
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Same like Narmada Aandolan. They fear that Tehri Village in Uttranchal will be wiped out due to hydroelectric project dam construction.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 09 May '08 12:24 pm

 
  
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This dam has been the object of intense protests from environmental groups and the people of this region. The issue of relocation of more than 1 lakh (100 thousand) people[1] of the area has resulted in protracted legal battles and has delayed the project. Besides this, environmental concerns regarding the location of large dams in the fragile ecosystem of the Himalayan foothills, there are also concerns regarding the dam's safety. The Tehri dam is located in the Central Himalayan Seismic Gap, a major geologic fault zone. This region was the site of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in October 1991, epicentred 50 km from the location of the dam. There already has been a fatal accident in one of the tunnels in Aug, 2004 when a portion of a tunnel collapsed following heavy rains.

Following a court clearance, the tunnel T2 of Tehri dam has been finally closed on 29th Oct, 2005 and thereby started the process of filling the massive reservoir. Its planned closure was in Dec, 2002. Two of the l ...more
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 09 May '08 12:24 pm

 
  
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