Imphal: In continuation of “Clean Imphal River Campaign” launched at Kangpokpi town on September 29, Kangpokpi Forest department along with district police and Kangpokpi CSOs organised a clean up activity along Koubru Laikha stretch of Imphal river.
Around 25 people from Forest, Police and CSO members participated the campaign. The spot was selected as it is a popular picnic spot and one can see a lot of littering around the area. The litter were collected, heaped and disposed off.
N. Ganesh, divisional forest officer, Kangpokpi Forest Division highlighted the importance played by rivers in the state. He stated that Imphal valley is entirely dependent on rivers flowing from the hills. Thus, it becomes very important that these rivers be given proper attention to prevent future water scarcity. Also, protected rivers improve water quality, providing a safe place for recreation, and clean sources of drinking water. By improving safe access to local rivers, communities are also able to experience the benefits of recreation.
He appealed the public not to throw garbage or litter river banks and to be responsible picnickers. It is the duty of everyone to look after earth’s resources, he said.