Imphal: Drains are not dustbins, people should not misuse drain to avoid flash flood, Manipur MAHUD minister Yumnam Khemchand tells people.
The minister was leading a team which cleaned drains along Singjamei to Kakwa, on Tuesday.
Khemchand said one of the most important factor on blockage of drains is due to disposal of solid waste on the drains and people should stop disposing solid waste to drains immediately.
Many households use to pile construction materials. In rainy season construction materials cause blockage of drainage system which is the reason people at the surrounding of Kakwa face artificial flash flood frequently, he added.
During his visit many plastic bottles, cement bags containing solid waste were found in the drain.
Imphal Municipal Corporation has been taking up cleaning of drains since Monday.