A senior official of the Union Water Resources Ministry said it was an unprecedented situation on the Chinese side where Tsangpo broke a 150-year record with swollen waters and hence China has shared the information with India.
As per reports, three huge artificial lakes, whose size and volume of water in them are yet to be estimated, were formed in the Brahmaputra river, known locally as the Yarlung Tsangpo, due to landslide after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Tibet last month.
China had last month rejected as "false and untrue" a media report that it was planning to build a 1,000-km long tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region.
Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.