Brahmaputra dries up in Arunachal Pradesh

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is our idiot govt doing about this ? Are they even aware ? With satellite imagery and other technical advances they should be able to pinpoint what is happening here.

     
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  3. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    The idiots are ignoring another factor about the Mighty river Brahmaputra as well, its devastating power.
     
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    The chinese are blocking the passage of the river into INDIA by building a DAM and diverting the river inside china.
     
  5. indian_sukhoi

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    The most uprising thing is, The Bangladesh gives a blind eye over this issue even when they are the one who are mostly affected by this.
     
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    Let them be without water for one year and then we will see them trying to quench their thirst...........
     
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    Bangladesh is receiving tanks, corvettes, destroyers, fast attack boats, infantry vehicles from china... This may be the deal for drying up Yarlung to warm india...
     
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    Brahmaputra dries up in Arunachal Pradesh; China’s hand suspected - iSikkim

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    Itanagar: March 1, 2012

    The Siang ( Brahmaputra) river originating from Tibet was suddenly found to have almost dried up in Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a state government spokesman said on Wednesday night.

    People of Pasighat town in East Siang district found the water level of the river receded so much on Wednesday that it almost dried, Tako Dabi said. Dabi, also the political adviser to CM Nabam Tuki, expressed apprehension that China could have diverted the water of the river, which is known as Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibet, or there could be some artificial blockade due to which this has happened.

    On June 9, 2000, the water level of Siang rose suddenly by 30 metre and inundated almost the entire township causing widespread destruction to property besides claiming seven lives following the collapse of a hydropower dam in Tibet, said Dabi, who himself inspected the dried bed of the river. Dabi suggested that the Centre and its agencies should immediately conduct a study to find the problem.

    Video footage from the scene shows the Siang — which is several kilometres (miles) wide at Pasighat, according to Dabi — reduced to flowing in several narrow channels in the large sandy riverbed.

    The panic of the people can’t be brushed off, he said. Yarlung Tsangpo, the highest river in the world, is a water course that originates at Tamlung Tso Lake in western Tibet, southeast of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. It later forms South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, before entering India at Tuting in Arunachal.

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    Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh is a part of the great Brahmaputra. Siang River enters India in the Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. The River is known to have its origin in China and offers one of the premium wilderness expeditions in the world.

    Siang River valleys and tributaries are the home of the Adi people of Arunachal Pradesh. The Siang River offers ample opportunities for adventure sports like river rafting, angling, and trekking. A hanging bridge on the Siang River is an interesting sight to be seen. The bridge made of cane and bamboo is around 60 to 70m long, connecting the hill tribal settlements. The river Siang is known as Brahmaputra in Assam. The Brahmaputra is the confluence of Siang and Lohit rivers of Arunachal Pradesh.

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    http://isikkim.com/2012-03-brahmaputra-dries-up-in-arunachal-pradesh-chinas-hand-suspected-01-4/
     
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    Brahmaputra dries up Arunachal! China responsible?
    Last updated on: March 1, 2012 03:33 IST

    The Siang (Brahmaputra) river originating from Tibet was suddenly found to have almost dried up at a town in Arunachal Pradesh, a state government spokesman said on Wednesday night.

    People of century-old Pasighat town in East Siang district found that the water level of the river receded so much on Wednesday evening that it almost dried, Tako Dabi said.

    Dabi, also the political advisor to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, expressed apprehension that China could have diverted the water of the river, which is known as Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibet, or there could be some artificial blockade due to which this has happened.

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    BSF soldiers patrol on a boat in the waters of river Brahmaputra in Assam

    On June 9, 2000, the water level of Siang rose suddenly by 30 m and inundated almost the entire township causing widespread destruction to property besides claiming seven lives following the collapse of a hydropower dam in Tibet, said Dabi, who himself inspected the dried bed of the river.

    Dabi suggested that the Centre and its agencies like the Central Water Commission should immediately conduct a study in collaboration with the state government to find the crux of the problem.

    The panic of the people cannot be simply brushed off, he said.

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    Flood-affected people sit in a damaged hut as they wait for relief supplies after an embankment of river Brahmaputra broke in Arunachal


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    Manwan Dam

    Yarlung Tsangpo, the highest river in the world, is a watercourse that originates at Tamlung Tso Lake in western Tibet, southeast of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.

    It later forms the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, before entering India at Tuting in Arunachal as Siang, takes the name of Brahmaputra in Assam and enters Bangladesh and is known as Megna.

    In the Upper Mekong Basin in Yunnan Province, China has planned to construct eight cascade hydropower dams, the first of which, the Manwan Dam, was completed in 1996.

    Brahmaputra dries up Arunachal! China responsible? - Rediff.com News

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    Brahmaputra dries up in Arunachal Pradesh town! Is China responsible? - The Economic Times
     
  10. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Border or No border, Tibet or No Tibet but If the Chinese block water of Yarlung Tsangpo, there is going to be definite war between the two countries ! Bangladesh will go dry.
     
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    News from last year..

    Is the indian govt believing what china says.!. They may be fooling Krishna & laughing at our foolish govt... Krishna said our satellites have imagery upto
    some metres..

     
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    Another news saying water level is rising..:shocked:

    Brahmaputra water level rises marginally
    PTI | 02:03 PM,Mar 01,2012

    Itanagar, Mar 1 (PTI) A day after the Siang (Brahmaputra) river originating from Tibet was found almost dried up at Pasigha town in Arunachal Pradesh, the water level of the river rose slightly today. Though Pasighat deputy commissioner Talem Tapok said the rise in the water level could be because of heavy rainfall in the catchment areas last night, government officials said they would request the Centre to investigate the cause.

    A government spokesman, Tako Dabi, had said last night that people of the century-old Pasighat town in East Siang district had found that the water level of the river, known as the Brahmaputra in Assam and the Meghna in Bangladesh, receded so much that it almost dried. Dabi, who had inspected the spot last night, had expressed apprehension that China could have diverted the water of the river, which is known as Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibet, or there could be some artificial blockade due to which the water level had receded.

    The chief engineer of the Water Resources Development Department WRD), L Angu, told PTI this morning that there was nothing to worry about since for the last several years there was no consistency in the water flow in the river. Rajya Sabha Member from the state Mukut Mithi said all rivers in the state, including the Siang, recorded extremely low water level because of scanty rainfall this monsoon. WRD minister Newlai Tingkhatra said that he had alerted the district administration and the disaster management department to be in vigil for any eventuality.

    Yarlung Tsangpo, the highest river in the world, is a watercourse that originates at Tamlung Tso Lake in western Tibet, southeast of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. It later forms the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, before entering India at Tuting in Arunachal as Siang, takes the name of Brahmaputra in Assam and enters Bangladesh and is known as Megna. In the Upper Mekong Basin in Yunnan Province, China has planned to construct eight cascade hydropower dams, the first of which, the Manwan Dam, was completed in 1996.

    Brahmaputra water level rises marginally, IBN Live News
     
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    In a few years the whole Northeast and Bangladesh will turn into one big desert
     
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    If I am being told correctly, 5 tunnels have been dug up near siang river and preparation for 1-2 major dams underway.
     
  15. gogbot

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    Why is everyone jumping on the china train first chance they get ?

    Without any proper information , why blame China ?

    When they were building dams , it was said since there are tributaries on our side of the border that feed the river it would not be a problem.
    now we get one report from a single town that its water is low and all of sudden , that reasoning is tossed out the window.
    In favor of the lynch China mod.
     
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    UN and international laws states that waters shared by many nations should not be stolen by one,
    Stealing water is an act of war. There must have been important reasons for laws like this? But maybe we
    are just being paranoid and trust the chinese they would not lie(like they did in 1962) or do anything against
    Indian interests (like help Pakistan).
     
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    Only a mere 20 % water comes from YarlungTsangpo section to Brahmaputra.Most of the water in Brahmaputra are from rain waters of the himalayan range on this side of the Chinese dam.

    This water of brahmaputra every year causes massive floods and gets lost in the bay of bengal.

    The water shortage must be due to some blockage which is happening during construction of numerous hydro power projects in Arunachal... (from OM)
     

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