AGP demands inquiry into turbid water

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 9: Feelings in Assam are turbid as is the water of the male and mighty Brahmaputra all throughout its course. The AGP wants Dispur to conduct a high-level inquiry into the incident so as to get to the core of the problem.
It is needless to say that the Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Aruchal Pradesh, Assam and Bangladesh where the riparian ethnicities are known for their own riparian cultures of diverse hues. Anything unusual to this lifeline always has its far-reaching ramifications in the riparian States and countries. It is suspected that the turbidity of the water of the river has been caused right from its source.
In a statement issued to the press on Saturday, AGP spokesperson Manoj Saikia said: “The water of the Brahmaputra being turbid is a direct threat to the biodiversity of the river, states and countries beside it. This is something that has worried riparian communities whose lives are synonymous with the might river. This is why we’ve requested the State Government to take up the matter seriously and conduct a high-level inquiry to ascertain the reasons behind the turbidity.”
The State Water Resources Department that tested the water samples of the river collected from its different stretches has said that the turbidity of the river water is much beyond the permissible limit of water to be used as potable water. State Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahta has taken up the matter with the Union Water Resources Minister, RD & GR, to investigate the matter. 
On his part, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal also took up the matter with the Centre so as to make the latter take up the matter with Chi. He also said that both Assam and Aruchal Pradesh governments had taken up the matter with the Union Exterl Affairs Minister.

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