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NHPC & Dam builders blind to geo-hydrological risks

Dams in India chronically suffer from tendency to “cut corners” to make them appear cost effective and it is high time some thought is given to geological risks and hazards they pose. It is also necessary to put under the lenses the role of the central regulatory agencies like the Central Water Commission and the Central Electricity Authority that have refused to take any action against the dangerous negligence of the developers. It seems this is nobody’s baby, unlike in US, where the Federal Electricity Regularly Commission also regulates the safety of operations of the dams.

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