Take up dam issue with China: Gogoi again urges PM

Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday once again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with China the issue of its constructing big dams on the Brahmaputra river.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Gogoi expressed serious concern over Modi’s silence on the issue and said the dams will adversely affect downstream areas of Assam and the northeast.

“In spite of the knowledge of the government of India regarding construction of large dams by China on the Brahmaputra, I fail to comprehend why the government is not taking the matter seriously,” he said.

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