Bokang-Baling Hydroelectric Project

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Bokang-Baling Hydroelectric Project

News: Residents of Pithoragarh district’s Dharchula town recently staged a protest against the proposed BokangBaling Hydroelectric Project.

About:
 It is a proposed hydroelectric project on river Dhauliganga in the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.
 It has a proposed installed capacity of 165 MW.
 The project involves the construction of a concrete gravity dam of 65 m from river bed level and an underground Power House.

About Dhauliganga River:
 It rises in the vicinity of the Niti Pass in the border regions between Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and southwestern Tibet and is one of the important tributaries of Alaknanda.
 It meets the Alaknanda River at Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand.
 Tapovan, which is famous for its hot springs, is located on the banks of Dhauliganga.

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