'I was against the ongoing hydropower project on Ganga and its tributaries': Uma Bharti

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Former river development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday expressed concern over the glacier breaking incident in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. He said that the tragedy caused by the breaking of the glacier is a matter of concern. Apart from this, it is also a warning. The BJP leader further said that as a minister she was against setting up hydropower projects on the Ganga and its main tributaries.


The former Union Minister said, 'The power project on the Rishi Ganga is severely broken due to the glacier slipping above the Pang Gao District Chamoli Uttarakhand 24 km from Joshimath and is moving ahead with devastation. I pray to Ganga Maia that mother protects everyone and protect the last.


He has tweeted several back to back. In one of his tweets, he said that the breaking of the glacier has damaged the hydroelectric project and caused a terrible tragedy. This tragedy in the Himalayan sage Ganga is a matter of concern as well as a warning.


He wrote, "In this regard, in my affidavit on behalf of my ministry regarding the dams of Himalayan Uttarakhand, it was requested that the Himalayas are a very sensitive place, so there is no hydroelectric project on Ganga and its main tributaries. Should be made. '

He said that the reduction in the power supply could be bridged by the national grid by that decision. Also, Uma Bharti informed that she was in North Kashi on Saturday and is currently in Haridwar.

He wrote in his next tweet, 'I am deeply saddened by this accident. Uttarakhand is Devbhoomi. The people there live very hard to stay alert to protect the borders with Tibet. I pray to God to protect them all. I appeal to my kindred people living in Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pauri districts to engage in protecting and serving people affected by this disaster. '