Assam Minister Keshab Mahanta rushes to Delhi over Brahmaputra contamination

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Delhi Bureau

New Delhi, December 7: Assam Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta is in Delhi to urge the Central Government to find out the factual information regarding the unnatural phenomenon of the changing water quality of the mighty Brahmaputra. Mahanta was carrying a copy of the letter sent to the secretary at the union water resource ministry by the secretary of his department. Mahanta through the letter is apprehending some unnatural calamity or man made intervention which is leading to abnormal turbidity of Brahmaputra water.

Citing media reports the letter further says Central Water Commission has already tested the water collected from three different points; henceforth Mahanta has requested the CWC to share the report with government of Assam.

Meanwhile, Mahanta has also attached a test report done by Jorhat Engineering College. The test has been done to find the turbidity. Samples have been already sent to IIT Guwahati to find the chemical content in the water, the report ends.

Speaking to the press in New Delhi, Mahanta said water of Brahmaputra isn’t drinkable anymore. He did not rule out China’s hand in contaminating the water.