Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Raising concern over the issue of China building dam on the Brahmaputra River, former Assam Chief Minister on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take cognisance of the matter.
Interacting with media, the former chief minister said that the artificial rainwater harvesting plan of China will create even more danger for the North-eastern region.
"China has already been diverting Brahmaputra water with a dam which will create water shortage for us. The artificial rainwater harvesting plan of them (China) will create even more danger. The Prime Minister should take this matter seriously," Gogoi said.
Gogoi's statement came amid the reports of talks between India's Ministry of Water Resources with their Chinese counterparts on the cooperation of trans-border rivers.
The officials from both the side apparently met in China's Hangzhou city.
Both India and China have an agreement to provide flood season data, which was not provided by Beijing last year citing 'technical reasons'.
The contaminated water caused concern among people and authorities of the states.
The governments of both the states were suspecting that dam building activities in China could be a reason for the pollution.