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BS READS: Jinxed, cursed, twice destroyed - A river that doesn't want a dam on it

It has been 25 years since work on the Rishiganga hydroelectric project commenced. It has managed to generate electricity for barely four years

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Sai Manish  |  New Delhi 



Uttarakhand flash floods. Photo: Bloomberg
File photo of the February 7 Uttarakhand flood, which caused history and tragedy to repeat themselves at the dam site on the Rishiganga river

It took 16 years before a hydro project, now destroyed twice, would start generating power. When it would finally start generating power in 2012, it would do so for barely four years before being obliterated by nature’s fury. And, when its new owners would seek to rebuild the dam at the same site, the furious river would again sweep it into oblivion.

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First Published: Mon, February 15 2021. 13:52 IST

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