Uttarakhand CM calls for review of eco zone
Despite the Centre's recent clarification the eco-sensitive zone along Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi district will not affect development, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today asked it to review the decision.
The Centre had recently issued a gazette notification declaring a 100-km stretch between Gomukh and Uttarkashi along the Bhagirathi river as an eco-sensitive zone. But the measure triggered widespread protests in the region over the development issue. The chief minister had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling for review of the measure, with a plea that it would affect hydel projects with a capacity of 1,743 Mw.