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4 Feb 2021 DELHI, India
Any attempt by China to build a mega dam upstream of the Brahmaputra River would be an “encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh,” the government of India has said. A 20 January statement released by the Jal Shakti Ministry (India’s ministry for water) and widely reported in the Indian media following a meeting of the nation’s Central Water Commission added that such a move would “adversely affect the availability of water in the Brahmaputra basin during the lean season”...
11 Aug 2020 ITANAGAR
An alert has been sounded all along the Siang river basin in Arunachal Pradesh after the Union Home Ministry in a report informed about the formation of an artificial lake on Yigong Tso river in Tibet, an official said. Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management director Atul Tayeng in a letter to deputy commissioners of Siang, Upper Siang, East Siang and West Siang recently asked them to remain alert and be prepared in case of an unlikely scenario of flood situation due to breach of the lake.
29 Oct 2018 PASIGHAT, India
Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream regions of India, forcing the evacuation of thousands.In response to two geological disasters in recent weeks, leaders of three federal units of All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) claimed that China has hatched a conspiracy against India and has created "man-made disasters" in Arunachal Pradesh and downstream Assam...
23 Oct 2018 BEIJING, China
Water levels were reported to be dropping October 20 after an overflow at a barrier lake in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region caused alarm in northeastern India provinces.The barrier lake was formed near a village in Menling County after landslides in the Yarlung Tsangpo River October 17 and 18 blocked the river's waterway...
31 Aug 2018 NEW DELHI
High discharge of water from China, the highest in 50 years, is threatening to submerge at least 12 villages flanking river Siang in Arunachal Pradesh. Hydrological experts said the “unusually high” discharge indicates sudden release of water from man-made barriers or a natural dam that was formed due to landslides caused by major earthquakes in the Tibetan region of China in November 2017.
22 Jul 2018 NEW DELHI
The India government has informed Parliament that India has raised the issue of contamination of water in Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh with the Chinese side on several occasions. "In this regard, Government has noted statements by Chinese authorities stating that the situation was caused by an earthquake in the region and was not a man-made incident," he added...
19 Jan 2018 NEW DELHI
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has brushed aside the apprehension of Member of Parliament Ninong Ering that the waters of the Siang turning black could be the result of Chinese handiwork.
7 Dec 2017 GUWAHATI
Congress in Assam attacked the NDA government in the Centre for not taking up the issue of high turbidity of Siang water in Arunachal Pradesh with China. Congress has stated that there are high chances of Brahmaputra River which is the lifeline of Assam getting polluted.
4 Dec 2017 NEW DELHI
A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river, which originates in southern Tibet and becomes the Brahmaputra upon entering Assam through Arunachal Pradesh, is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has said.
28 Nov 2017 GUWAHATI
China’s construction of a 1000-km tunnel to divert water of the Brahmaputra — Tsangpo in Tibet — has seriously affected water quality of the river, causing it to be thick, black, muddy and “cement-like” as it enters India, Arunachal Pradesh’s Congress MP Ninong Ering has said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought “immediate action”.
25 Feb 2014 TAIPEI
Executives from six electroplating factories in the central county of Changhua were charged Monday with illegally discharging polluted water into irrigation channels. Changhua prosecutors indicted 10 executives from the six companies for discharging waste water containing copper, nickel and other heavy metals into the irrigation channels, polluting fields and nearby rivers...
24 May 2012 NEW DELHI, India
The Indian federal government said it has no evidence that neighboring China is building dams that divert water from the Brahmaputra River to its parched northern regions. Cabinet Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told the Upper House of Parliament on May 21 that various government agencies, including the National Technical Research Organization and the National Remote Sensing Center, are continuously monitoring the river’s tributaries on the Chinese side...