Question of The Day01-09-2021

Recently, the Environment Ministry has placed an affidavit in Supreme Court disclosing that it has permitted seven hydroelectric power projects to go ahead. One of them is the 512 MW Tapovan Vishnugadh project located in _______________.

Answer

Correct Answer : b ) Uttarakhand

Explanation :

Recently, the Environment Ministry has placed an affidavit in Supreme Court disclosing that it has permitted seven hydroelectric power projects to go ahead. One of them is the 512 MW Tapovan Vishnugadh project located in Joshimath, Uttarakhand. As a result of the Kedarnath floods of 2013 that killed at least 5,000 people, the Supreme Court had stopped the development of hydroelectric projects in the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi basin in Uttarakhand. The Environment Ministry had set up a 17-member expert committee, led by environmentalist Ravi Chopra, to examine the role of 24 such proposed hydroelectric projects in aggravating the disaster.

Hence, option (b) is correct.

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