Biren inspects Nambul river project
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday inspected the work-in-progress under the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Nambul River project at different locations along the Nambul river.
Biren told reporters that the first phase of the project would be undertaken in the polluted stretch of the Nambul river i.e. Iroisemba to Heirangoithong area. He mentioned that a sum of Rs. 97 crores has been approved for the said project.
A sewage pipeline would be constructed along the both sides of the Nambul river. The urban waste would be treated by using latest technology at the Water Treatment Plant to be constructed at Mongsangei area, he added. Similar projects would be taken up in different rivers of the state, he added.
A door to door garbage collection would be started soon by Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) so as to prevent from polluting the river, the chief minister said. He appealed the people residing along the river banks to stop littering the garbage into the Nambul river.
Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh, consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Karam Shyam, agriculture minister V. Hangkhanlian, MLA Ksh. Biren Singh, chief secretary, officials of department of environment and IMC accompanied the chief minister during the inspection.