Government files affidavit in SC to allow 7 hydropower projects in Uttarakhand

The central government has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court to allow the completion of seven under-construction hydro power projects in Uttarakhand.

The seven projects include Tehri Stage II (on Bhagirathi River), Tapovan Vishnugad (on Dhauligangan River), Vishnugad Pipalkoti (on Alaknanda River), Singoli Bhatwari and Phata Buyong (on Mandakini River), Madhyamaheswar (on Madhmaheshwar Ganga) and Kaliganga II (on Kaliganga River). The affidavit has been filed as the apex court had given direction to the government to come out with a common policy framework regarding hydroelectric power projects in upper stretches of River Ganga basin while hearing a case of Alaknanda Power Company.