The Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to commission studies to assess the feasibility of the hydro electric projects proposed on the rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The studies will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
"In view of the fact that a series of hydro-electric projects are planned, under implementation and operational on Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, it has been decided that a comprehensive study may be undertaken on the likely cumulative impact of the projects on the flow and character of the river," said the ministry in a statement today.
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