ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 4, ISSUE : 1, January-December, 2016 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
Impact of Hydro Power Projects on Water Resources in Uttarakhand
 Gayettri Dixit
 
ABSTRACT
The Himalaya is the youngest mountain and still in making. Therefore its fragility, sensitivity and seismic behaviour are but natural. Himalayan ecological system is disturbed because of functional and ongoing HEP in Uttarakhand and number of spring water resources dryup due to tunnelling and blasting in unique ecological features. Hence the immediate stoppage of ongoing big HEP is required and more of Micro-hydel project should be encouraged. Water is vital requirement for our existence. Rivers are dying due to human induced causes. Judicious use of riverine water and water harvesting is the only way to make it alive.The paper is an attempt to delineate the impact of large hydropower projects in the state of Uttarakhand nested in the middle Himalayas.
 
KEYWORD
Biodiversity, dams, Energy, Glacier, Himalaya, Hydropower projects, Water.
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