Report of the committee to ascertain the status of environmental clearances of Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project on Bhagirathi

Report of the committee to ascertain the status of environmental clearances of Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project on Bhagirathi Expert committee report on environmental clearance to Loharinag Pala HEP Project on Bhagirathi submitted to MoEF recently. Has recommended cancellation of the project & called for decommissioning of existing dams on the river within reasonable timeframe. This document provides the report of the committee to ascertain the status of environmental clearances of Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project on Bhagirathi river. In the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) held on 5th October 2009 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, it was decided that the issue of Loharinag Pala, Pala Maneri and Bhaironghati hydro electric projects in the upper reaches of Bhagirathi would be studied by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Power and a report submitted to NGRBA. See Also Feature: Myth of power www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/263854 Feature: Shut and opened www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/277736 Document: MoEF note on environmental and forestry Clearances http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/press-note-efc.pdf Report: Sustainable hydro power policy for himalayan states www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/269715 Report: Taking a holistic approach to planning and developing hydropower www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/260781 Notification: Environmental impact assessment notification 2009 www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/265613 Report: Hydropower development in India: a sector assessment www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/260881 Report: Mountains of concrete: dam building in the Himalayas www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/264389

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