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India to check if China's dams will affect its rivers

26-Nov-2014
New Delhi

Posted 01 Feb 2013

India Friday said it will look into how much water will be lost from its rivers because of dams being built by China on the Brahmaputra river.

"The Ministry of Water Resources will advise us whether these dams are just run-of-the-river dams or storage dams. Our understanding is that these are run-of-the-river dams, in which case we would not be affected," External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters here.

"We also have to get expert advice on what is the downstream impact and how much water is likely to be removed. We have indicated (to China) that we have downstream concerns," he added.

India had Thursday urged China to ensure its plans to construct upstream dams on Brahmaputra river do not harm interests of lower riparian states.

"As a lower riparian state with considerable established user rights to the waters of the river, India has conveyed its views and concerns to the Chinese authorities, including at the highest levels of the government of the People's Republic of China," an external affairs ministry spokesperson had said.

The Brahmaputra originates in the Tibet Autonomous Region and flows into India in Arunachal Pradesh. - IANS
 



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