Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tibetan blunder

China's dam plan will hit north-east, says Gogoi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday expressed concern at media reports of Beijing's plan to construct a dam on part of the Brahmaputra flowing in China and divert about 200 billion cubic metres of water to feed the Yellow River.

CBCNN refers to Brahmaputra flowing in Tibet as part of China. Cant really blame them when Government of India itself refuses to recognize Tibet autonomy here. Call it the legacy of the "useful idiot".

In a statement here, Mr. Gogoi said the Brahmaputra-Barak-Meghna river system contributed almost one-third of the total surface water resources of the country and any large-scale diversion would have serious repercussions for the northeast and the country as a whole.
One-third of the total surface water resource of the country is coming from Tibet. And we kept quiet when China invaded Tibet. Talk about short-sighted leaders.

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