Insights into Editorial: Why are hydropower projects in the Himalayas risky?

      Context: The Environment Ministry, in an affidavit placed in the Supreme Court earlier this month, has disclosed that it has permitted seven hydroelectric power projects, which are reportedly in advanced stages of construction, to go ahead. One of them is the 512 MW Tapovan Vishnugadh project, in Joshimath, Uttarakhand that was recently …

Analyse the various risks posed by hydropower projects in the Himalayan region? Highlight the impact of climate change on further exacerbating the existing risks. Suggest measures needed to mitigate it.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. Analyse the various risks posed by hydropower projects in the Himalayan region? Highlight the impact of climate change on further exacerbating the existing risks. Suggest measures needed to mitigate it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Environment Ministry told the …