India glacier disaster: Spotlight on Himalayan infrastructure projects
Al Jazeera, 17 Feb 2021
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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