China has issued an alert to India, may release excess water in Brahmaputra

China has issued an alert to India, may release excess water in Brahmaputra

Courtesy : Agencies31/08/2018 22:11

Agencies/ China has issued an alert to India stating that it may release excess water into the Brahmaputra river (Tsangpo in Tibet) because of heavy rainfall in the river's upper reaches.

The central government has asked Arunachal Pradesh to remain on high alert and has forwarded details of the alert sent by China.

China's letter states that it will soon be releasing excess water as it has been raining heavily in the region.It is learnt that water level in Tsangpo has reached the highest mark in the past 50 years, forcing authorities to increase the discharge rate into the river.

Authorities have alerted people in Jarku, Paglek, Jarkong, Banskota, Berung and Namsing areas that are located adjacent to Siang river (a tributary of Brahmaputra) in Arunachal Pradesh. They have been asked to refrain from going to low-lying areas and not to venture into the river. However, despite the alert, the government says there is no need to panic but people must remain alert

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