Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday ordered the formation of a fact-finding committee to look into the cause of murkiness of the Kameng River. The river in the state’s East-Kameng district has reportedly turned muddy since Thursday night.
The Kameng River originates in Tawang from the glacial lake below the Gori Chen Mountain on India-Tibet border. It flows through West Kameng district in Arunachal and Sonitpur district in Assam before joining river Brahmaputra at Tezpur. In Assam, the river is called ‘Jiya Bharali’.
Thousands of fishes died due to it and were found floating in the river. The situation has not improved since, prompting the government to action.
Preliminary findings state that the cause of death of the fishes in the river is due to high TDS that creates low visibility and causes breathing problems in aquatic species.
Notably, in December 2017, the Siang River in Arunachal had also turned muddy at the point where it enters India from Tibet.