NEW DELHI: Days after Modi’s announcement to declare water war on Pakistan, China reportedly stopped water flow of River Brahmaputra into India, which will affect water supply to five large states of India.
Indian media reported that China stopped flow of Brahmaputra River for construction of a major hydro power project in Tibet.
According to the reports, the move will result in 26 percent cut in water supply to five large states of India. The Lalhu Hydro power project, being built at a cost of 9.5 billion yuan, is the largest hydro power project of China viz a viz its cost.
The Indian media is outraged at China’s plan to divert the Brahmaputra from its upper reaches, and dubbing it as a direct affront to India. As per the report, once the construction of dam is complete, the control on the water of Brahmaputra will be in the hands of China.
It said as the Brahmaputra is the lifeline of North East India, the life and environment in the region will be adversely affected by this development.