Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday inaugurated Spring Water Harvesting, Sustainable Water and Forest Conservation project at Heingang, Kameng and Lamdeng in a solemn function held at the chief minister’s secretariat.
The project was jointly undertaken by Central Forest Division, forest department, Manipur and ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.
Preservation and protection of forest areas is the need of the hour. The state government has undertaken various programmes and schemes for the conservation of forest in the state. To address the issues of global warming, climate change and environmental degradation, the government has successfully implemented Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission in the state, Biren said.
He added that mass tree plantations have been started in different parts of the state recently.
Appreciating such initiative of the ICICI Foundation for providing potable water to the public, Biren expressed his satisfaction over the project which would benefit thousands of household in the state. He also suggested the foundation to initiate reforestation projects in the hill areas of the state.