Warmwin­ter­might­cause­power short­age in Ut­tarak­hand, UP

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WARMER WIN­TER and less snow in the moun­tains might spell trou­ble for Ut­tarak­hand, Ut­tar Pradesh and neigh­bour­ing states, with ex­perts say­ing de­creased wa­ter lev­els might sharply hit elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion and sup­ply. Win­ter was un­sea­son­ably mild in Ut­tarak­hand and glaciers in the high Hi­malayas have recorded less than nor­mal lev­els of snow­fall. The re­sult, ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tists at the Wa­dia In­sti­tute of Hi­malayan Ge­ol­ogy, will be vis­i­ble in sum­mer when re­duced gla­cial melt­ing will lead to lower wa­ter lev­els in moun­tain rivers. year, it will af­fect power projects down­stream and a power cri­sis is

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