The deluge of storage dams constructed by hydropower developers in the tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal, bordering Tibet, has not only caused damage to the ecosystem, but also threatened the rich culture of tribals.

The century-old traditions and distinct cultural identity of tribal people which sustained the ecology and environment in spite of slow pace of development are at risk and “innocent and honest” tribals are becoming vulnerable to the influence |of big companies having plenty of money and other resources.