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Fishermen Rolls Up Sleeves To Defy Act

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Contending that the provisions of Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 is a direct challenge to their rights, fishermen who depend on Loktak Lake for livelihood have threatened to launch intense agitation if the said Act is not abolished. A joint meeting of the fishermen held at... 

ZSU Cries Foul Against Sub-Standard Works

IMPHAL, Apr 15: Lack of quality control  and slow progress have been the alleged hallmarks of the developmental works taken up by the Government in areas falling within the jurisdiction of Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Southern Area, Manipur. Talking to The Sangai Express, secretary of Zeliangrong... 

Thanga Locals Raise Voice Against Loktak Act

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Raising strong voice against the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006, locals of Thanga Khunjao today set aflame of copies of the Act apart from taking out a protest rally. It may be mentioned that the State Government has taken up various measures, including displacement and rehabilitation... 

Rs 271cr Loan For Manipur

IMPHAL, Feb. 10: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has agreed to provide a loan of Rs 271 crores to the Manipur government for infrastructure development in the state. The Ibobi Singh government plans to utilize the loan on five anti-erosion and flood control projects,... 

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... 

Crack The Whip, It’s Not Too Late

It was interesting to see and hear the Chief Engineer of the Power Department coming out with guns blazing, and announcing for one and all to hear and read that from today (January 24, 2011), the Power Department will launch a crackdown and penalize all defaulters, unauthorized connections, tampering... 

Review Of The MoU On Tipaimukh Dam

A protest against the Tipaimukh Dam in the Northeast state of Manipur. Image Credit: International Rivers. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) made on the April 23, 2010 amongst the government of Manipur (GoM), the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited and the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation... 

Experts Find Holes In NHPC Claim On Dams

Lower Subansiri Dam site GUWAHATI, Dec. 13: The expert committee to study adverse downstream impacts of the proposed Lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project today accused the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation of trying to mislead the Centre by giving false and unscientific explanations about... 

The Trade-Off Between Food Security And Development

Most of Manipur‘s population, especially people in the valley area, depends on the lake’s fish and vegetation resources for their nutrition and food security. The Loktak hydropower project has given them a few hours of electricity every day, and better roads. What is that trade-off worth,...