Discuss the role played by the construction of dams in the recent floods in Uttarakhand. 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/dams-and-damages/article33795426.ece
  • In the intro, mention the recent mishap in Uttarakhand that due to flash floods.
  • In the body, discuss the impact of dams-use of explosive while constructing the dam, Chopra Committees report which cited the damage exacerbated by the dams, impact on climate change, ignoring of the threat of earthquake etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to take into account the connection of construction activity in the region and its connection with the disasters.
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