Rail-in-Tibet-1020x69721 March 2016: China plans more dams and mega infrastructure in TibetThe Third Pole

China’s new Five Year Plan calls for a fresh wave of hydropower and major infrastructure projects on a Tibetan plateau already hit by desertification and climate change.  China’s just-released 13th Five Year Plan — which sets out the country’s economic and social blueprint — promises to be the greenest yet. It articulates the leadership’s aim to shift the vast economy away from fossil fuels and heavy industry and towards renewable energy and green growth. Read More



14 March 2016: China Invests heavily in Tibet’s water projects Economic Times

China has invested nearly $3.5 billion in water conservancy infrastructure in the past five years in Tibet, where it is also building a series of dams over Himalayan rivers like the Brahmaputra raising concerns of water shortage in lower-riparian states like India and Bangladesh. Read More




WO-AF663_GORGES_G_2011052017383411 March 2016: Ensure Activity in Brahmaputra Doesn’t Harm Others: Centre to China, By North East Today

India has urged China to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activity in upstream areas of the Brahmaputra river, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat made the statement in reply to queries on whether China’s dam construction in upper Tibet area is causing a drop in water level in Brahmaputra in Assam and said the government “carefully” monitors all developments on the river. Read More