Arunachal Pradesh CM seeks centre’s help: Siang River turns black
Posted December 7, 2017 at 11:26
It is believed the construction across the border in Tibet (China) is the culprit for Siang River turning black. The Arunachal Pradesh made headlines, which garnered a lot of mass attention.
There is surely a growing distress in locals in Arunachal Pradesh and a mass appeal, whose chief is NinongEring, Congress MP from the east constituency, urged the centre to interfere in the matter and take appropriate action. Even the Chief Minister Prema Khandu intervened and sought centre’s help on the worsening state of Siang River.
He was quoted as saying, that he personally monitored the condition of Siang River, and it is a matter of concern and the water body is badly polluted. Even the marine life is affected due to the water pollution. He also stated to have asked the Deputy Commissioners of the state to submit a report on it very soon. He already has forwarded his petition to the central government.
To know a little bit about Siang River, it is basically a constituent river of the Brahmaputra, which starts its course from Tibet, where it is called the Yarlung Tsangpo and travels down to Arunachal Pradesh from where it flows to Assam and comes across to be known as the Brahmaputra. It flows from a 1600km stretch in southern Tibet before entering India.