`Not aware if China building dam on Brahmaputra`

India on Sunday said it was not aware about any dam being constructed on the upper reach of Brahmapurtra by China.

Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 18:03 PM IST

Agartala: India on Sunday said it was not aware
about any dam being constructed on the upper reach of
Brahmapurtra by China.

"I have not been communicated by any quarter that China
was constructing dam on Brahmaputra. So there is no point to
react to it," Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde told
journalists here.

Shinde was reacting to reports in a section of media
that China was constructing a dam on the upper reach of
Brahmaputra in Tibet and diverting water.

Earlier addressing a seminar `Opportunities in Power
Sector`, the minister said the Centre was positively
considering the Tripura government`s request for connecting a
power transmission line from Tripura to Bangladesh.

Shinde also laid the foundation of a 52 mw power project
at Ramchandranagara near here.

He also meet Tripura Governor D Y Patil and Chief
Minister Manik Sarkar.

PTI