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ACT writes to Ramesh on hydel projects in north Sikkim

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 9, 2009

Gangtok, July 8: The Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT) – a forum spearheading agitation against hydel projects in Sikkim – has written to Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for not granting environment clearance to hydel projects located around the ‘ecologically-fragile’ region of Chungthang in North Sikkim.

In pursuance to the report of the Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies of Mountains and hill Environment (CISME), New Delhi, which had expressed reservation about more power projects along the course of the main river, the minister should reject the applications for the environment clearance to at least six hydel projects in North Sikkim, ACT Vice-President Tseten Lepcha said in a letter sent to him yesterday.

– (Agencies)

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