Manipur: Emergency meeting held on water scarcity in Imphal



Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, on Tuesday ,chaired an emergency meeting to review the problem of water scarcity in urban areas of Imphal arising out of repairing works taken up in the Singda Dam and the drying up of other sources.

During the meeting, it was decided that a Sub-Committee would be constituted which would be headed by the Administrative Secretary (Water Resources) with PCCF, Administrative Secretary (PHED), Engineer-in-Chief (Water Resources), Chief Engineer (Water Resources), Chief Engineer (PHED), Director (MAHUD) Executive Engineer (PHED-Maintenance Division-II) and DIG Range I as members.

The Committee would conduct a survey and recommend steps to solve the arising problem.

It was also decided that the Imphal barrage would be shut down until the situation improves, water from Dolaithabi Barrage would be released to the Iril river and dredging of riverbeds/dams would be taken up by Water Resources Department.

Chief Minister Biren Singh further instructed all concerned departments to take up the matter on top priority.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar; Minister (PHE) Losii Dikho, Chief Secretary and senior officers of Water Resources and Public Health Engineering Department.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)


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