Spotlight on Himalayan infrastructure projects

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Published on February 17, 2021 by

Environmentalists are questioning the viability of large infrastructure projects in the Himalayan mountains after part of a glacier collapsed onto a hydroelectric dam in northern India on February 7.
At least 58 people are dead and nearly 150 missing in the Rishiganga valley – most were working on hydroelectric power plants.
Activists say further development, coupled with climate change, could be a recipe for more disasters.

Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from Uttarakhand state, India.

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