NTPC to develop forest in memory of U'khand disaster victims

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Gopeshwar, Feb 19 (PTI) The NTPC will develop a forest in the memory of those killed at its Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site following a flash flood in the Dhauliganga river on February 7.

NTPC' Director (Project) U K Bhattacharya and other officials planted saplings on a piece of land spread over three hectares at the corporation's project township in Joshimath on Friday.

A condolence meeting was also held at the place where a memorial forest named, 'Smriti Van', is to be developed, an NTPC press release said.

The NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project where search and rescue operations are still under way suffered extensive damage in the calamity. PTI CORR ALM RDK RDK