‘Was against power projects on Ganga, main tributaries’: Uma Bharti after Uttarakhand disaster

BJP chief Uma Bharti Sunday mentioned the Uttarakhand flood tragedy triggered by a glacier burst is a matter of concern in addition to a warning, and added that as a minister she had spoken against having any power venture on the Ganga and its main tributaries.

Bharti was the minister of water sources, river growth and Ganga rejuvenation through the first time period of the Modi authorities.

In a sequence of tweets in Hindi, she mentioned the glacier breaking off had broken a power venture, triggering the huge disaster.

This tragedy that has occurred in Rishi Ganga within the Himalayas is a matter of issues in addition to a warning, she mentioned.

“After I was a minister, my ministry in its affidavit concerning the dams in Uttarakhand within the Himalayas had requested that it’s a very delicate area, and, subsequently, power projects shouldn’t be constructed on the Ganges and its main tributaries,” she mentioned.

She mentioned the electrical energy shortfall brought on by that call may have been met by the nationwide greed.

Bharti mentioned she was in Uttarkashi on Saturday and is now in Haridwar.

Part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, main to an enormous flood within the Dhauli Ganga river and inflicting large-scale devastation within the higher reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas.

Over 150 labourers working at a power venture in Tapovan-Reni are feared lifeless, an Indo Tibetan Border Police spokesperson mentioned whereas quoting the project-in cost. Three our bodies have been recovered.

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