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Wetlands Day Observed

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Pledges to preserve and protect the Loktak Lake marked the 40th World Wetlands Day observance held today at moral Guidance School, Komlakhong. Under the sponsorship of Environment and Ecology Wing (Govt of Manipur), the observance function was co-hosted by Indian national Trust for Art... 

Bottled Water Producers Give Their Side Of The Story

Package water in the middle of a storm. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 27: Reacting to the news report ‘˜Doubts galore over quality of packaged water in Manipur: Norms, standards by-passed blatantly’ published on the January 26 edition of this paper, proprietors of four packaged... 

Conserving Siroy Water Sources Tops Center’s Agenda

Siroy Hills where the source of the water is found and the Lily (inset). Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 12: With conservation of Siroy water sources topping the list of priorities, a list of recommendations, made following the development seminar held in October last year under the joint... 

Tribal Forest And Its Implementation In Manipur

Introduction: The State of Manipur can be broadly divided into two regions’”Hill and Plain and its physical area is 22.327 sq. km. The hill regions measure 90% of the total physical area and is exclusively inhibited by tribals. The State is consist of (nine) districts of which 5 (five) are hill... 

Small But Significant Gestures To Siroy Lily And Its Abode

UKHRUL Oct 15: Giving a boost to development of Shirui Peak, the abode of the world-famed Siroy Lily, the State flower of Manipur, as a tourist spot, a water reservoir has been constructed in the middle of the majestic Peak recently. Meant mainly for the visitors, the water supply scheme/water reservoir... 

Construction Of Three Market Complexes, Ranjit Leads To Meet Deadline

IMPHAL, Oct 15: In view of the scheduled inauguration of the three newly constructed market complexes of Khwairamband Keithel, Works Minister K Ranjit has been stationing himself together with engineers concerned to ensure that the market complexes are fully completed ahead of the inauguration. Talking... 

Women Vendors Digest Zero Garbage Message

IMPHAL, Sep 26: With women vendors selling vegetables and other eatable items along Nagamapal road stretch starting to dispose off garbage generated from their respective plots at proper places, the filth and grime that used to be the ubiquitous character of Nagamapal Road is steadily becoming a thing... 

CoPTAM Piles Pressure On Hill MLAs, Ministers

LAMKA, Sep 20: Demonstrating their disillusionment with the State Government‘s alleged anti-tribal policy; CoPTAM today demanded that the present tribal Ministers and MLAs in the State Assembly should publicly declare their stance on the issue on or before October 1. CoPTAM’s demand from... 

International Year Of Biodiversity ‘”State Level Seminar on ‘˜Tourism and Biodiversity’

Image by planeta via Flickr As the world comes together to celebrate 2010 as ‘International Year of Biodiversity‘ the United Nation World Tourism Organization is happy to announce that 31st World Tourism Day (WTD) celebration is hosted officially this year at Guangdong province in... 

Jhum: Shifting Opinions

Over three decades ago, P.D. Stracey listed a number of problems caused by slash-and-burn shifting cultivation or jhum as commonly practised by indigenous tribes in North East India. This ‘˜primitive’ form of agriculture, according to him, resulted in serious environmental problems: loss... 

Bio-resources As Economic Growth Of North-East India: With Special Reference To Manipur

‘Biological diversity cures our ills. It also feeds us and provides raw materials for industry’ – WWF International The North-East India (located between 87°32’E to 97°52’E latitude and 21° 34′ N to 29°50’N latitude) is a genetic treasure house of plant,... 

Sustainability Of Land Environment ‘” Where The Economy Of Manipur Lies?

Land is the first asset that God has given us. Expanding human requirements and economic activities are placing ever-increasing pressure on land resources, creating competition and conflicts, in some cases resulting in unproductive or destructive use of land resources. The economic status of a region... 

Manipur And Its Mountains: Issues Of Development

This year is the International Year of Mountains. This observance has got two basic objectives. First it aims to raise the place value of mountains by evolving a sustainable development of these regions. Secondly, it endeavors to ensure a higher welfare of both mountain and lowland communities. Accordingly,...