Siang River Becomes Unfit for Human Consumption, SWQTL Indicates

Human Consumption

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  • The water sample of the river was sent to the laboratory by the Water Resources Department
  • CM reportedly referred the matter to the local authority

Itanagar: Siang river has become a topic of discussion. Another sensational report has come to the light. Arunachal Pradesh’s State Water Quality Testing Laboratory (SWQTL) has indicated that water from the Siang river is currently unfit for human consumption, the report said.

The laboratory is operating under the Arunachal Pradesh PublicHealth Engineering and Water Supply Department has finally released a report indicating that the Siang River, which has turned dark and muddy, has become unfit for human consumption.

Siang River, which flows as the Yarlung Tsangpo from southern Tibet, becomes Brahmaputra River in Assam. The Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) content of the water sample was beyond consumable limits at 482. The water sample of the river was sent to the laboratory by the Water Resources Department, on November 29.

Also Read: Arunachal: Siang River Turns Muddy, CM into Action

Earlier, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh took stock of the state of the Siang River on 2nd Saturday, 2017 and realized that the river had turned muddy right after the post-monsoon season. Khandu reportedly referred the matter to the local authority for them to submit a detailed report on the situation.

Brahmaputra river, locally known as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh, India; it gives its name to the following districts: East Siang district. West Siang district.

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