Deforestation in the Brahmaputra basin has resulted in increased siltation levels in the river, flash floods and soil erosion. Massive flooding causes huge losses to crops, life, and property.
Spiritual & Cultural Significance
The Brahmaputra basin is dotted with a number of ancient temples as well as other sacred artifacts. The Kamakhya temple, one of the Shakti Peethas, is along its banks.
The Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib is located along the river’s banks in Dhubri, Assam. Guru Nanak visited this area in 1505, and the Gurudwara was built about 160 years later by Guru Teg Bahadur.
Most rivers in India are considered feminine. The Brahmaputra is one of the few rivers that is considered masculine.