Imphal: Water resources minister Awangbow Newmai on Thursday inaugurated seven pumps which were renovated and installed at Pump House-1, Bishnupur of Loktak Lift Irrigation Project (LLIP).
The pumps were inaugurated in presence of works and YAS minister Govindas Konthoujam, PHED minister L.Sushindro Meitei and MLA Thongam Shanti Singh.
Awangbow said the revival of the state’s major water irrigation project is one way of pushing the agricultural lands for self-sufficiency in food grain production.
The Phase II of LLIP for giving irrigation water to Imphal High Level Canal and Moirang High Level Canal is under process and is expected to be completed very soon. The department is trying its best level to supply Irrigation water through High Canals in the next season, he added.
Awangbow said the problems faced by the farmers regarding water shortage have been solved now.
Govindas said that the problems of water faced by the people of Bishnupur AC, Part of Moirang AC and Part of Oinam AC will now be solved with the installation of Pump House-1. If the irrigation system is good, the economy of the state will improve.
P.H.E.D. minister L.Sushindro said the project is the most important and valuable project. Under the initiative of CM N.Biren Singh, the remaining work of the project will be taken up at the earliest. The water shortage faced by the farmer has been solved and believed that food production will now be increased in the state, he added.
Shanti believed that under the initiative of the CM there will be mass production of food grain in the state with the installation of the pumps.