Playing Chinese Checkers with India’s Hydro Sector

Both India and China are aggressively exploring hydropower projects with their eye on the same source: Water from the Brahmaputra. China intends to more extensively tap into resources from its water rich southern region to meet its burgeoning water and power needs in the population-dense northern and eastern regions. China’s plans for two megahydro projects in the south would divert water from its natural course during construction and eventually hold up substantial flow downstream, impacting the ambitious hydro development plans in India’s northeastern region, including Arunachal Pradesh. In this article for India’s PowerWatchGirish Shirodkar of Strategic Decisions Group outlines the roadblocks for India’s hydro plans, including control issues in the region, international financing challenges and the lack of a water treaty or resource sharing agreement.

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