U`khand Govt may take action against THDC

Uttarakhand government is contemplating action against Tehri Hydroelectric Development Corporation for increasing the water level of 2400MW Tehri hydroelectric project.

Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand government is
contemplating action against Tehri Hydroelectric Development
Corporation for increasing the water level of 2400MW Tehri
hydroelectric project that "posed a threat" of submergence to
property and lives of the people living around its reservoir.

As the reply of THDC officials in response to the
notices issued by Tehri District Magistrate in this regard has
been found "not satisfactory", the state government might take
action against THDC, official sources said here.

Tehri District Magistrate Radhika Jha had issued notices
to THDC on August 27 for increasing the water level of
reservoir beyond the permissible level of 821.05 meter that
posed the threat of submergence to the population living
around the reservoir.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank
had yesterday visited the affected area in Tehri and
Uttarkashi district and held THDC officials responsible to
un-necessarily create a problem without completion of
rehabilitation work.

Nishank also demanded Rs 450 crore from THDC and the
centre as compensation to the damages done by the increasing
water level of Asia`s highest dam and to complete the
rehabilitation of affected families.

PTI

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