Minister Awangbow inspects river banks to check encroachers

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Imphal:Minister for water resource and relief and disaster management Awangbow Newmai on Monday inspected the riverbanks from Kangpokpi to Koirengei.

The main objective of the inspection is pertaining to original application 673/2018 of National Green Tribunal. Steps will be taken up to evict illegal encroacher along the river, Awangbow said.

The minister also visited  Kangpokpi Ward no. 1,2,15 and 16 where waste dumping is taking place directly on the Imphal river.

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He said a committee will soon be formed to look into the matter and this committee will comprise of WR department, DC Kangpokpi and department of environment.

The Ministerial team was accompanied by Kengoo Zuringla, DC, Kangpokpi, chief engineer WRD, Songput N.Albert, DR.T.Brajakumar, joint director, environment, engineers of WR department, and other officials of the department, EO Kangpokpi ADC and secretary, Town Committee, Kangpokpi district.

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