Sonowal assures Centre support to upgrade Loktak

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Imphal: Union minster, ministry of port, shipping and waterways and Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, on Saturday visited Sendra, Bishnupur district, Manipur.

Sonowal assured that Government of India will extend full support for promotion and development of Loktak Lake to make it as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

A reception was organized by Loktak Development Authority (LDA).

Stating that Loktak is one of the largest lake in Asia with its greenery and marine lives surrounded by beautiful mountain, Sonowal said, “We have an important role to play for the development and promotion of Loktak lake as one of the most important tourist destination in the world.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always given emphasis for the speedy growth of NE states and he is the first PM in the last 75 years of Independence who has given his heart and soul for promotion and development of North East and has taken lots of initiatives in connection with communication and connectivity, infrastructural growth, growth of industry, the benefit to the poorest of poor, development of the youth, empowerment of women and also giving full support to the farmers, Sonowal said.

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He said his visit to the state is under the directive of PM, to extend full support to the government of Manipur in the sector of Inland Waterways development and also in the sector of Ayush.

The minister also extended his sincere respect to the chief minister of Manipur N.Biren Singh, with the guidance and support of PM, could render his service to the state. The minister also lauded the chairman of LDA for his hard work to develop the water body as a national and international tourist destination.

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Dr R.K. Ranjan Singh, Union minster of state for education and external afairs, L. Sushindro Meitei, chairman, Loktak Development Authority, P. Sharatchandra Singh, MLA, Moirang Assembly Constituency, officials and staffs of LDA took part in the programme.

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