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The Ajodhya hills are alive with the sound of resistance

Updated : June 20, 2019 05:26 PM IST

New hydropower projects planned in the Ajodhya hills area in West Bengal threaten to put biodiversity in danger while increasing the risk of natural disasters.
The upcoming Turga Pumped Storage Project (TPSP) is said to take up 292 hectares of forest land. The indigenous Santal community is likely to be severely affected as it depends on the forest for livelihood and medicinal herbs.
The community alleges that the erstwhile government went back on its promises of jobs and free electricity when the earlier hydropower project on river Bamni was commissioned in 2008.
The Ajodhya hills are alive with the sound of resistance

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