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EoIs for ports: Experts sound Joshimath alarm for Great Nicobar Island

Both Joshimath and the Great Nicobar come under the high-risk seismic zone V category

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Ports  | Uttarakhand

Nitin Kumar & Dhruvaksh Saha  |  New Delhi 



Andaman and Nicobar
Experts believe any development could not only lead to reversing the impact of India’s efforts towards adaptation to climate change, but will also make the islands more vulnerable to Joshimath-like disasters.

Even as hundreds of people have been evacuated from Joshimath, a Himalayan town slowly sinking, questions have been raised on years of unchecked construction, hydropower projects, and the lack of a proper drainage system. Local anger has been directed at a government-owned power company, whose ongoing hydropower project, they allege, is tunnelling through the fragile ecosystem.

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First Published: Sun, January 29 2023. 23:59 IST

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