The Hindu: China gives green light for first downstream dams on Brahmaputra
Mon March, 2021, Age: 2 years
A preliminary draft of China’s Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), expected to be approved on March 11th, has given the go-ahead for dam construction on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river, as it is known in China, or the Brahmaputra, as it is known in Tibet. The river ultimately flows from Tibet into India. The draft of the Five-Year Plan was submitted at the National People’s Congress on March 5th and specifically mentions the construction of hydroelectric bases on the lower reaches of the river as a top energy project priority. There are concerns in India about how dam construction may impact the rivers flow into India, including the possibility of flooding.