Understanding the Governance of Micro and Mini Hydro Projects in Uttarakhand
13 Sep 2018

It is evident from IPCC report(IPCC 2014) that climate change is affecting human life on the earth from all the fronts; energy(especially hydro energy), resources (forests and rivers) and livelihood are getting affected. Indian Himalayan Region spread across 12 states (ENVIS Center on Himalayan Ecology GBPIHED n.d.) is also susceptible to climate change. In these Himalayan states, more than 65% of the area is under forest cover, and it acts as a primary source of income, livelihood for millions of locals and people staying downstream (INCAA 2010); but, this study will only focus on Uttarakhand.