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Published on Sat, 18 Mar, 2023 Both

Imphal, 17th March, 2023(DIPR):Water Resource and Relief & Disaster Management Minister Shri Awangbow Newmai along with PHED and CAF & PD Minister Shri L.Susindro, PWD and Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Shri Govindas Konthoujam, and Education, Law & Legislative Affairs Shri Th.Basantakumar Singh today inspected the canals at Heigrujam and Oinam.

  Speaking on the sideline, the Minister said that the Singda Dam has run dry and inspection was carried outin an effort to find a temporary solution to the current water crisis in Manipur. The Minister also said thatsince potable water cannot be supplied at Imphal area as most of the river has run dry and the only alternative left is to bring the water fromThoubal to Chingkhei Ching and in that way potable water could be supplied to some part of Imphal area for few days.

Minister Shri Awangbow informed that water will be lifted from the Loktak Lift Irrigation and will be supplied to the Imphal area until another alternative solution is found.

The cabinet team was also accompanied byOfficials and other concerned staffs of the Department. (DIPR)