Future will be dark: Ex-Assam CM says China diverting Brahmaputra water

File photo: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Guwahati, Assam, India Mar 28, 2018, 11.30 AM (IST)

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that China is diverting Arunachal Pradesh's Brahmaputra water to Xinjiang region.

Talking to ANI, Gogoi said that China has already been diverting Brahmaputra water with a dam which will create water shortage for us. 

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The artificial rainwater harvesting plan of them will create even more danger. 

PM Narendra Modi should take it seriously or our future will be in dark.

China has been building major dams on Brahmaputra river to generate hydel power. It operationalised Zangmu hydroelectric project in October, 2015 and three more are under construction.

While dams raised concerns of water shortages in India and Bangladesh, which are lower riparian states of Brahmaputra river, China said its dams were aimed at generating power and not storing water.

According to officials, the data shared by upper riparian state, China, to lower riparian states, India and Bangladesh is essential every monsoon to allow anticipation of the flow of the water and take necessary measures to deal with flooding in India's north eastern states.