Posted by Doogoo doogii Posted on 10:17 PM with No comments
I studied hydroelectricity in science as reusable and one of the cleanest forms of energy. I would
have continued to believe, had I not started travelling and speaking to locals where such projects have been executed. The Himalayas in Uttarakhand are especially vulnerable because they are newly formed and hence unstable. When I visited Munsiyari, locals spoke of how much they had to fight to put on hold a hydroelectric power plant over “Gori Nadi”. That power plant would have destabilized the environment more than the electricity it would have produced.
Unlike Majuli Island in Assam, where the dam over Subansiri River has already destabilized the flow of Brahmaputra, the residents of Munsiyari were more privileged and took a stand for themselves.