As we think about histories and traditions around holidays, including this one, it is good to see hydropower, a very old source of electricity, continuing to add capacity to our systems. However, as we see here in China, bordering India, the damning of rivers is still controversial and potentially causes more environmental harm than it creates clean energy
Also, as here in New England, there's opposition to long transmission lines, which very much disturbs the natural landscape.
Hydro can be a very good, consistent form of power. The industry supports good jobs, too. Our hope is the technology is good and the dam does not change the flow of the river into needed agricultural areas in India. It is hard to undo a 1,6b (US) project.