Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday informed about various initiatives to be taken by the central government to develop Brahmaputra and Barak rivers.
The Minister said, “We are going to take various initiatives to develop Brahmaputra and Barak rivers. These are the two major rivers we have in the entire northeast which are economically viable waterways of the country.”
It is to be mentioned that during the first phase of Assembly elections, the people of Assam had expressed apprehension over reports of the Chinese government constructing a dam on the river Brahmaputra.
Over 56 per cent of the Brahmaputra, also known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, which is a trans-Himalayan river, flows in Chinese territory. As the river crosses the Himalayan Crestline, it receives an annual rainfall of about 2,000 to 2,100 mm, resulting in swelling of the river line while entering India.