680 dams on river Ganga, tributaries?

Does the ministry of water resources plans to construct 680 big and small dams on the Ganga and its tributaries? An RTI filed by water activist Bharat Jhunjhunwala in 2010 revealed that the Uttarakhand government planned to construct 557 dams across the Ganga and its tributaries. The website of the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (UJVNL) reveals plans to construct another 290 dams. While going through these two lists, Dr Ravi Chopra, director of the Dehra Dun-based People’s Science Institute, said, “One hundred and thirteen dams were common in both lists while another 117 dams that were in the pipeline had not been listed in the RTI.”

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