Green norms for green energy: small hydro power

The small hydro power sector is not as 'green' as it is painted out to be finds this new study released by CSE. Says that this sector desperately needs to have proper environmental norms & also calls for proper implementation of the existing norms.

In India, small hydro power plants – those plants which have a generating capacity of below 25 megawatt (MW) – have been categorized as ‘green’ and ‘renewable’ by the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). A new analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), says that the small hydro power sector is not as ‘green’ as it is painted out to be. It exerts significant impacts on environment, say CSE researchers.

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