Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 22, Sep 2018 04:30 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
‘Chinese spy’ arrested from Tibetan colony Majnu-ka-tilla in Delhi
Dalai Lama in Zurich captured by Veteran Tibetan Photo-journalist Norbu Wangyal
Activists coalition rally against “Xi-the-Pooh” at Un headquarters in NY
Dalai Lama to be honored with Gandhidarshan award
16th Tibetan parliament’s 6th session opens
No teacher is above the law, Dalai Lama tells alleged victims of sexual abuse
“The Tibetan struggle is not just political,” says Dalai Lama at Rotterdam
Dalai Lama wishes Indian PM Modi on his birthday
Dalai Lama to meet victims of alleged sexual abuse in Netherlands
Resilience in Tibetan community the goal at ‘Five and Fifty’ initiative’s third forum
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu expresses concern over ‘muddy Brahmaputra’
[Monday, December 04, 2017 17:46]
By Tenzin Monlam

DHARAMSHALA, December 4: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu has expressed his concern over Siang’s (Brahmaputra) unusable and inhabitable condition and the high content of Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) in the river.

Taking up this issue with the central government the CM tweeted, “Inspected the Siang river today near Yingkiong, whose water has turned muddy and black - making it unfit for drinking and aquatic life. Have asked the local administration to furnish detailed report on the situation.”

In order to bring more attention over the matter, he had tagged the PMO, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, BJP's national Twitter handle and the environment ministry.

The change in the river can be noticed soon after the river enters India from Geling in northern Upper Siang district. According to Central Water Commission (CWC) the ‘slag in the river comes from Chinese territory’.

CM Khandu also said that they are taking up the issue of ‘sudden change in water quality’, which is not normal post-monsoon season and which is also affecting the aquatic lives and livestock as well.

At the Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, a group of island in between the Siang and the Sibia, a haven for migratory birds, the contamination of the river has led to the fall in their number.

“You can say that the number of migratory birds at the sanctuary is nil. I had myself counted about 35 to 40 of these birds some time ago and now there are none," R Riba, Divisional Forest Officer said.

However, China refutes the allegation made by India. An editorial inThe Global Times,, mouthpiece of communist party, said that India should not point its finger at China on hydrological issues to ‘incite anti-China sentiment’.

“South Tibet is the territory of China, which has the duty to preserve local environment,” Global Times quoted a Chinese researcher, Hu Zhiyong.

The river enters into India after flowing for 1600 km through Tibet as Yarlung Tsangpo or Tsangpo. Brahmaputra is called Siang River in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan refugee traders hassled, accused of using profit against Indian interests
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu expresses concern over ‘muddy Brahmaputra’
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement