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China's projects on Yarlung Tsangpo River to adversely impact India, Bangladesh: Report

ANI | Updated: Jul 27, 2021 10:30 IST

Beijing [China], July 27 (ANI): As China continues with hydropower projects on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, concerns are rising in the lower riparian nations regarding the impact of these projects on the river, which is one of the crucial sources of freshwater for India and Bangladesh.

Yarlung Tsangpo is a lifeline for a significant population in these countries. It originates at the southeast of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet and is the upper stream of the Brahmaputra river. It later flows through the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon before passing through the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India.

Finally, it flows down into Bangladesh where it is referred to as the Jamuna River. Lower riparian nations both India and Bangladesh are particularly dependent upon the river for power, fishing and irrigation purposes.

Experts believe that they are now under serious threat due to the many small and big hydropower projects rampantly being executed by China.

A Toronto-based think tank International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS) has argued that the construction of these hydropower dams without consideration of upstream and downstream ecosystems and landscapes has a significant economic and environmental bearing on the location of the project, the adjoining and far-away regions as well.

Experts say that the potential to have major political and environmental implications in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India, the states that are dependent on the Brahmaputra River, and in the country, Bangladesh.

The think tank said China also sees this hydropower project as an attempt to safeguard its national security and parochially retain its natural sources for its own disposal.

"Admittedly, the location of the hydropower project is such that it is prone to earthquakes and floods caused by landslides. Thus, the project is likely to further add on to the existing miseries of the people downstream of this river basin."

Furthermore, the aquatic species of the river which adds to the river's biodiversity are bound to affect by all these activities.

According to the experts, China is working towards its own advantage by exercising complete control and depriving the lower riparian countries, India and Bangladesh of their requisite water supply, particularly during the summers when the water is scarce.

The main issue of lower riparian nations is concern regarding floods. "It is pertinent to note that dams in China would also trap the sediments and deprive the Brahmaputra basin of the much needed silt which is responsible for making the plains in the region fertile. Silt also helps restrain the flow in a way that floods are less destructive and seemingly more controlled," the think tank said. (ANI)

 

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China's projects on Yarlung Tsangpo River to adversely impact India, Bangladesh: Report

ANI | Updated: Jul 27, 2021 10:30 IST

Beijing [China], July 27 (ANI): As China continues with hydropower projects on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, concerns are rising in the lower riparian nations regarding the impact of these projects on the river, which is one of the crucial sources of freshwater for India and Bangladesh.

Yarlung Tsangpo is a lifeline for a significant population in these countries. It originates at the southeast of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet and is the upper stream of the Brahmaputra river. It later flows through the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon before passing through the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India.

Finally, it flows down into Bangladesh where it is referred to as the Jamuna River. Lower riparian nations both India and Bangladesh are particularly dependent upon the river for power, fishing and irrigation purposes.

Experts believe that they are now under serious threat due to the many small and big hydropower projects rampantly being executed by China.

A Toronto-based think tank International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS) has argued that the construction of these hydropower dams without consideration of upstream and downstream ecosystems and landscapes has a significant economic and environmental bearing on the location of the project, the adjoining and far-away regions as well.

Experts say that the potential to have major political and environmental implications in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India, the states that are dependent on the Brahmaputra River, and in the country, Bangladesh.

The think tank said China also sees this hydropower project as an attempt to safeguard its national security and parochially retain its natural sources for its own disposal.

"Admittedly, the location of the hydropower project is such that it is prone to earthquakes and floods caused by landslides. Thus, the project is likely to further add on to the existing miseries of the people downstream of this river basin."

Furthermore, the aquatic species of the river which adds to the river's biodiversity are bound to affect by all these activities.

According to the experts, China is working towards its own advantage by exercising complete control and depriving the lower riparian countries, India and Bangladesh of their requisite water supply, particularly during the summers when the water is scarce.

The main issue of lower riparian nations is concern regarding floods. "It is pertinent to note that dams in China would also trap the sediments and deprive the Brahmaputra basin of the much needed silt which is responsible for making the plains in the region fertile. Silt also helps restrain the flow in a way that floods are less destructive and seemingly more controlled," the think tank said. (ANI)

Sanghis at https://www.aninews.in/ soiling their collective dhotis again. And drawing us into their dirty scheme.

Nowadays India withdraws maximum water in Assam and seven sisters in any case upstream, makes no difference for us. They are the ones who will get affected 90%.

Go China! :p: :lol:
 

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Sanghis at https://www.aninews.in/ soiling their collective dhotis again. And drawing us into their dirty scheme.

Nowadays India withdraws maximum water in Assam and seven sisters in any case upstream, makes no difference for us. They are the ones who will get affected 90%.

Go China! :p: :lol:
India has no friends , their last stronghold is in BD and they're losing it to China every second so of course they will keep coping with their BS.
 

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The Toronto report is full of lies and distortions. I could not find a single technical point to support its views except that in the case of a large earthquake it may cause great harm to the lower riparian country like Bangladesh.

In a normal situation, the dam will help BD from the curse of water overflow in the monsoon and provide more water than now during the winter crop season.

Had India built water reservoirs in Sikkim, Teesta water flows would not have had adverse effects. China will have to build reservoirs in the north of the Himalayas, the water from where will have to flow down also in winter to produce power in the dam.

For BD, it will be more water in winter and less water in the monsoon.
 

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India has no friends , their last stronghold is in BD and they're losing it to China every second so of course they will keep coping with their BS.
Well, India also has "friends". India has absolute control in Bhutan, so it can be said that Bhutan is a "friend" of India. India also has strong political influence in the Maldives, and can directly interfere in the Maldives' elections. The Maldives can also be said to be a friend of India.
 

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