The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has constituted a panel of six reputed environmentalist and scientists to tackle the problem behind the increasing amount of harmful substances and pollutants present in the Brahmaputra and Siang rivers, especially during the months of November and December.
The panel of six people arrived at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday to carry out a series of tests and experiments of the atmospheric conditions and water resources to figure out a long term solution to the problem.
According to Tamyo Tatak, Depuy Commissioner of East Siang District, the panel of scientists has also been directed to determine a cause of the devastating floods that occurred last year that lead to the loss of life and property along the area.
It is to be noted that congress MP representing the Arunachal East constituency Ninong Ering, urged the Prime Minister to take up the issue of extreme pollution in the Siang river with the Chinese Government.
Various other officials have also sought to discuss the ongoing problem of extreme pollution in the respective rivers with the state government.
Water samples from the Brahmaputra River collected at different places, have also been sent for verification at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and various laboratories across the country.