Yarlung Tsangpo- Dam Construction
The Yarlung Tsangpo is a major international river shared between Tibet/China, India and Bangladesh. It stretches over a total length of 2880km flowing from west to east on the Tibetan Plateau from its sources near the sacred Mt. Kailash then turning north to take a sharp U-turn (known as the Great Bend) to flow south into India. The Yarlung Tsangpo enters India via the Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, as the Siang River. It is joined by the Dihang and Lohit rivers when enters Assam and is called the Brahmaputra. Upon flowing into Bangladesh, the river joins the Ganga and then merges with the Meghna from where it is known as the Jamuna and finally dividing into hundreds of channels to form a vast delta flowing into the Bay of Bengal.[Detail]
*Lobsang Yangtso is a Ph.D. candidate at JNU, and she interned in TPI during summer.