Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 23, 20212021-10-23T19:55:21+05:30 2021-10-23T19:55:21+05:30In: GENERAL Tell us about Chinese dam on Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra? Chinese dam on Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra. current affairsinternational relations Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-23T20:08:15+05:30Added an answer on October 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm Context: China is planning to build a huge dam on the river Brahmaputra, which has raised concern in downstream countries – India and Bangladesh. Yarlung Zangbo The Brahmaputra (called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China) is one of the longest rivers in the world. The trans-border Yarlung Zangbo originates from the Majieyangzom glacier in the southwest of the Tibetan Plateau and flows into Arunachal Pradesh where it is called the Siang and then to Assam as the Brahmaputra before flowing into Bangladesh. Of the total 2,880 kilometers (km) length of the Yarlung Tsangpo/ Brahmaputra Tibet (2,880 km): 1,625 km flows through the Tibetan plateau with the name the Yarlung Tsangpo India (918 km): It assumes the names of Siang, Dihang, and the Brahmaputra in its 918 kilometers in India Bangladesh (337 km): the rest of the 337 kilometers in Bangladesh is named the Jamuna till its confluence with the Ganges near Goalando. China’s plans The dam is to be built on the river in Medog county, where it drops by 2,000 meters, making it an ideal place to harness hydropower. This region is located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, governed by China. In 2010, China began construction of small dams along the mainstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo, two of them have already been completed and at least three are under construction. The proposed one is the largest of them all. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?
China is planning to build a huge dam on the river Brahmaputra, which has raised concern in downstream countries – India and Bangladesh.