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Villagers Pledge To Cut Off Water Supply Line

IMPHAL, May 7: Intensifying its lingering protest against shoddy and ‘distracting’ plan of water supply line, Thungcheng villagers of Chandel district have reaffirmed and pledged to cut off the NLCPR water supply line from Thungcheng village to Khambathel village. The decision was taken in a plenary... 

MANIREDA Left In The Dark In Solar Project Payment

IMPHAL, May 4: A project related to installation of solar street lighting system in Gram Panchayat areas that had been entrusted to MA-NIREDA after a joint meeting attended by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh himself was found to have been handed over to a private firm and the fund already sanctioned by... 

LPG Agencies Charge Extra Money

IMPHAL, Apr 17: LPG agencies have reportedly been charging extra money higher than the price fixed by the IOC for enrolment of new customers. Gas agencies have been charging Rs 4500 to Rs 5800 inclusive of the price of a gas stove and one cylinder for enrolment of a new customer. However, these prices... 

Private Schools, Power Department At The Receiving End Of Consumers’ Ire

IMPHAL, Apr 12: All Manipur Power Consumers’ Association has accused the Electricity Department of charging more than the due amount of power bill from the consumers and yet not ensuring regular or proper power supply. On the other hand, some private schools are allegedly imposing Electricity fees... 

Great Sham: Electrified On paper, But No Power Supply, Pinewood The Only Source Of Light, Ukhrul Village Literally Lives In The Dark Age

Officially electrified, but children of Zingshui have to study under the light of burning pine wood. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. ZINGSHUI (Indo-Myanmar Border), Mar 13: The Government of India’s bold initiative to electrify every nook and cranny of the country by 2012 has turned out to be an unsavory... 

Tadubi JAC Warns Of Agitation

IMPHAL, Feb 23: Complaining that villagers have not received the benefit even after an amount of Rs 145 lakhs for laying the pipeline under the Renovation of Old Water Supply Scheme at Tadubi had been sanctioned six years ago, the Joint Action Committee for Renovation of Old Tadubi Water Supply Scheme... 

MANIREDA Takes Light Of Civilization To Chamu, Electric Bulbs Make Its Debut

MANIREDA team and students studying under the solar bulb. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. CHAMU (Indo-Myanmar Border), Feb 13 : “For the first time in my life, I can read under electric light”, said Ningshila Kasar, a class VIII student reading in Chamu Junior High School located along the Indo-Myanmar... 

Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Under its village electrification program, Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) today inaugurated yet another wind-solar power project at Dollangkhunou (Khoiraok) village in Sadar Hills of Senapati district. The installed capacity of the newly inaugurated hybrid power... 

MANIREDA Lights Up Police Stations

A solar lamp being installed at City Police by MANIREDA IMPHAL, Jan 24: After electrifying more than 200 remote villages in the hill districts with renewable energy sources, MANIREDA has started electrifying police stations by tapping solar energy. MANIREDA has already set a target of electrifying all... 

Fuel Lying Unused At This Time Of Scarcity

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Although the Government has cracked down seized unauthorized petrol and other petroleum products found hoarded from the fuel sharks, during drives conducted by various agencies, public distribution of the seized items is found to have been restricted without the permission of Ministry... 

MLA Shocked Over ‘˜Missing’ Water Project

IMPHAL, Jan 7: Expressing resentment over absence water supply facility in Shangkumai village although the Government has claimed that such facility had already been provided on the paper some years back, MLA of Tadubi A/C K Raina has directed all concerned to investigate into the matter. The matter... 

First Meaningful Step Taken To Address Power Woes

IMPHAL, Jan 6: A public discussion session on ‘˜Crisis of electricity in Manipur : Is there a way out?’ held here today has demanded the Government of Manipur to come out with a white paper on how the electric power is being supplied, utilized and managed in Manipur. Organized under the... 

Manipur’s Tingkai Village Electrified By Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Rooftop wind turbine and solar hybrid... Photo: windenergy7.com TINGKAI (Manipur), Dec 22: The authorities have electrified Tingkai village in Manipur’s Senapati District through a solar-wind hybrid project after five years of its resettlement in 2001. The wind-solar hybrid project has been an...