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‘Gangajal medicine’ casts shadow over key hydel projects

31 May 2012

NEW DELHI: A study by the National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI) claiming that water in the Ganga has unique “anti-bacterial” properties has put a question mark on at least three important hydel projects on the Alaknanda in Uttarakhand. And forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depute an official emissary to explain matters to environmentalist and former IIT professor G D Agrawal — later rechristened as Swami Gyanswaroop Sanand — of the Ganga Seva Abhiyanam who claims that the river will lose these properties if hydel projects come up on its upper reaches…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gangajal-medicine-casts-shadow-over-key-hydel-projects/955932/

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Written by csirindia

June 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Posted in NEERI

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