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Context: As India and China continue to grow demographically as well as economically amid increased consumption among its citizenry, both nations face water constraints and in a race to develop new projects in order to overcome them.
Scarcity of water in India and China
India is severely water-stressed as well.
Impact on downstream states
Challenges for India
There are now multiple operational dams in the Yarlung Tsangpo basin with more dams commissioned and under construction. These constructions present a unique challenge for Indian planners.
1) Dams will eventually lead to degradation of the entire basin:
2) The Brahmaputra basin is one of the world’s most ecologically sensitive zones.
3) The location of the dams in the Himalayas pose a risk.
4) Damming Brahmaputra would result in water security in an era of unprecedented shifting climate patterns.
By: Shubham Tiwari ProfileResourcesReport error
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