Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said the Centre is closely monitoring the development related to the pollution of Brahmaputra river.
“Government is examining the situation,” said Union Minister of State for Home Rijiju.
“It’s (Brahmaputra) not a drain, water of which could be diverted easily…nobody should comment without getting the right information,” he added.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said he has requested New Delhi to take immediate action regarding the situation.
“I am personally monitoring the situation,” Khandu said.
The Chief Minister said he had inspected the Siang River near Yingkiong, whose water has turned muddy and black – making it unfit for drinking and aquatic life.
“…Have asked the local administration to furnish detailed report on the situation,” he said.
Khandu has informed the matter to PMO, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of External Affairs.
The Siang River is the constituent river of the Brahmaputra, which flows from a 1,600 kilometre stretch in southern Tibet, known as Yarlung Tsangpo before it enters Indian territory.
“I have asked the local administration to furnish detailed report on the situation,” Khandu said.