A selection of reports and documents on hydropower development at Uttarakhand


Havoc in the Himalaya, CSE, 01/01/1996

Download and read this chapter from the CSE report "floods, flood plains and environmental myths” that broke many myths about floods in the Himalaya.


CWCDraft Model Bill for Flood Plain Zoning, Central Water Commission  (CWC) 1975

River Bhagirathi from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi as Eco-sensitive Zone, Notification, 18/12/2012

Draft Notification on river Bhagirathi, MoEF, 17/06/2011

MoEF order to Alaknanda Hydro Power Company for causing pollution of river Alaknanda & surrounding environment , MoEF,  01/07/2011

WP (PIL) No. 137 of 2009 by Shri Ram Lal and others vs. Union of India in the High Court of Uttrakhand at Nainital regarding Environmental Clearance to M/s Alaknanda Hydro Power Company for Srinagar Hydroelectric Project - Clarification , MoEF, 03/08/2011


CAGPerformance Audit Report of Hydropower Development Through Private Sector Participation, Uttarakhand for the Year 2008-2009

Report of working group on flood management and region specific issues for XII Plan, Planning Commission

Environmental impact and management plan for Alaknanda H.E. Project, Uttarakhand: executive summary, CIHMSE, 01/01/2007

Assessment of cumulative impacts of hydroelectric projects on aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi basins, Uttarakhand , WII, 01/04/2012

Report of the site visit to Srinagar 330 MW hydropower project of Alaknanda Hydro Power Company Limited , MoEF,  01/06/2011

Study on assessment of cumulative impact of hydropower projects in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi basins up to Devprayag , Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 01/03/2011

Report to assess the status of environment & forests clearances of hydropower projects on river Mandakini , MoEF. 01/06/2010

Report of the committee to ascertain the status of environmental clearances of Loharinag Pala Hydro Power Project on Bhagirathi, MoEF, 01/02/2010

Taking a holistic approach to planning and developing hydropower: lessons from two river basin case studies in India , The World Bank, 01/08/2008

Hydropower development in India: a sector assessment, ADB, 01/01/2007

Srinagar hydroelectric power project: report, MoEF, 21/06/2011


Training engineers, not Ganga

Ganga saga part II: redesign dams, not rivers

Sustainable hydro power policy for himalayan states, 01/01/2009


Turn down the heat, June 2013


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