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Power Min concern on China plan to dam water

Written by: Staff

Shillong, Oct 28: Union Power Secretary R V Shahi has expressed concern over China's reported plan to build a dam on the Brahmaputra river and divert 200 billion cubic metres of water annually to feed its ageing Yellow river.

"We have taken up the matter with the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Water Resources to deal with the issue", Mr Shahi told reporters after a review meeting of the North Eastern states on power, here last night.

Both the MEA and Water Resources ministry have been seized of the matter and diplomatic channels were opened to sort out the issue, the Union Power Secretary said.

Mr Shahi added that the issue would be sorted out as per international convention.


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