Issue Date: Sep 22, 2011
The Tehri Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand has entered a new phase of litigation. On Thursday, the Supreme Court declined to allow increase in Tehri dam's water level to 830 metres (mts) as sought by the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC). The order practically negates an earlier order of August 2010 which granted temporary permission for increasing the water level to 830 mts. The Additional Solicitor General of India, arguing for the THDC, had sought final order confirming the earlier permission.
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