Difference between hydroelectricity and thermal electricity:
1. Hydroelectricity uses running water to generate electricity while thermal electricity is made by burning fuels like coal and petroleum.
2. Hydroelectricity has a renewable source of energy while thermal electricity has a non-renewable source of energy.
3. Example of hydroelectric project in India: Bhakra Nangal
Example of thermal power plant in India: Neyveli
Values: Hydroelectricity uses a renewable source of energy and the dams built to generate it are multi-purpose dams.
Explanation: India has had both hydroelectric and thermal power plants for a long time but hydroelectricity is better suited for sustainable development.
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