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Khuga Dam JAC Knocks At Delhi’s Door Again

NEW DELHI, Jun 20: Six months after its inauguration, the Joint Action Committee on Khuga Dam is back in Delhi to pursue its demand for an expert team to investigate the execution of the project. In petitions submitted to the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Union Minister... 

JAC Negates IFC Minister On Two Counts

LAMKA, Mar 26: Accusing the IFC minister of misleading the house when responding to a question pertaining to the breaching of Khuga Dam’s western canal, the JAC of Khuga Dam raised certain posers negating the minister’s assertion. A statement issued by the chairman and in-charge secretary of the... 

Khuga Dam: Conceptualized With Inherent Flaws

Khuga Dam : Seeds of flaws and defects sown at first stage. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 25: There were flaws in the design of the Khuga Multi-purpose Project from the very initial stage. On the other hand, a power component of 1.5 MW incorporated into the project’s design has been scrapped... 
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Khuga Canal Fiasco Takes A ‘Sabotage Turn’, Biren Points Out Technical Flaws

IMPHAL, Mar 18: Referring to the news report about breaching of the Khuga Dam’s left canal for a length of about 50 feet, MLA O Joy raised a point of order today at the Assembly session seeking explanation from the Irrigation and Flood Control Minister. O Joy pointed out that Khuga Dam is yet to give... 

CPI MLA Points Out The Vulnerable Areas In Case Of A Japan Like Disaster, Mangi Stresses On The Need For Preparedness

IMPHAL, Mar 17: It is time to learn a lesson or two from the tragedy that quake-hit Japan is going through today and necessary pre-cautionary measures should be taken up in States like Manipur which fall within one of the five seismic zones, MLA N Mangi of CPI observed in the Assembly today. The earthquake... 

Khuga Dam: Boon Or Bane?

THE groundwork for the Khuga multipurpose project was initiated way back in the early 1980s, Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi presided over its inauguration in a 10-minute ceremony in November 2010 and completion took all of 29 years, an unenviable record of sorts. Located near Mata village some 10... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 07, 2011

Rickshaw driver held for cheating student PUNE, Mar 7: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested on Saturday for cheating a student from Manipur. The driver, Chandrakant Prahlad Kharat (34) of Parvati Darshan, had allegedly charged D Kojikholi Dayko Rs 5,800 to take him from Swargate to a housing society... 

JAC Raises Khuga Dam Issue In Delhi

LAMKA, Mar 2: The JAC of Khuga Dam has met several National leaders in New Delhi and raised the contentious issue surrounding the dam despite its inauguration, a source from the committee said. “We have briefed a good number of Central leaders with regard to the incomplete components of the project... 

Thoubal Dam: Biren Sets December 2011 Deadline

IMPHAL, Dec 4: Main dam of the Thoubal Multi-purpose Project would be commissioned by December 2011, declared IFCD Minister N Biren today. Speaking to media persons during a spot assessment of the project along with top officials of IFCD today, N Biren conceded that though Thoubal Multi-Purpose Project... 

Manipur’s Developmental Projects Get A Boost With Sonia Gandhi’s November Visit

Last month’s visit to Manipur by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given a boost to the state and the northeast region’s developmental projects. Socio-economic development of the northeast region is on top of the government agenda. In line with this goal, many government-run developmental... 

Khuga JAC Raps Government

LAMKA, Oct 7: The JAC of Khuga dam once again rapped the State Government over alleged failure to address their grievance despite the Chief Minister giving them tall promises on a couple of occasions. As the second deadline of the JAC extended after the Chief Minister met them here on November 2 expired... 
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Khuga Dam: A Living Paradox

There is always a certain level of sentimental attachment, when one looks back at the years gone by and the changes that time brings. Nostalgia is perhaps an apt word to describe this sentiment and despite the modern amenities and the convenience the three all women market complexes may offer to the... 
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CM Visits Khuga Dam; JAC Takes CM’s Words, Bandh Off

LAMKA, Nov 2: A day after the IFC Chief Engineer briefed the local media on the preparedness of Khuga dam for inauguration, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh today visited the dam site to take stock of the preparation as well as to negotiate with the striking JAC. Immediately after arriving at the dam site,... 
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