Mabja Zangbo River
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Why in news?
- China is constructing a new dam on the Mabja Zangbo river in Tibet, close to the tri-junction of India, Nepal and Tibet, raising concerns.
More about the news:
- The development comes in the wake of China unveiling plans in 2021 to build a massive dam on the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo (Brahmaputra) to generate up to 70 GW of power, three times that of the country’s Three Gorges dam, which is the world’s largest hydropower plant in terms of installed capacity.
About Mabja Zanbo River and the dam:
- Mabja Zangbo or Mabja Tsangpo is a river in Tibet Autonomous Region, China.
- The upper portion of the Karnali River is called Mabja Zangbo river in China.
- It further joins River Ghaghara (Karnali) in Nepal and eventually flows into Ganges River
- It passes through the tri-junction on Nepal’s border with India and China
- The new dam is located around 16 km north of the tri-junction and is opposite the Kalapani area of Uttarakhand.
- The dam is on the Mabja Zangbo river. It is a tributary of the Ganga.
Which of the following statements are correct regarding Mabja Zangbo River, recently seen in news?
1. It passes through the tri-junction on Nepal’s border with India and China
2. It is a tributary of Brahmaputra
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2