No fall in water flow in Siang River: govt

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:13

New Delhi: The government on Monday said there was no reduction in the quantity of water flowing into the country into the Siang River from Yarlung Tsangpo in
Tibet.

"Based on the available river data, it is stated that there is no fall in Siang river flows near the point of entry of river Siang in India," Vincent Pala, Minister of State for Water Resources, said.
"The analysis of Siang river flows at Tuting for January and February months of preceding five years (2007-2011) shows that the average monthly flows in January or February, 2012 are at least 50 to 150 percent higher than the corresponding average monthly flows during the previous years," Pala said.

Pala said the government keeps a constant watch on all developments in China having bearing on India’s interest and takes necessary measures to protect them.
This information was given by Pala in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:13

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