CM Biren inspects Phumlen
Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh gave green signal for continuation of conservation and development works of the Pumlen Pat and make it clean by August and attract more tourists.
Biren also assured various developments in the area including completion of the road stretch from Ithai Barrage and completion of a bridge construction under PMGSY, etc.
He was addressing a public meeting at Tokpaching, Kakching.
The government is here for the public, the chief minister said and tressed on various schemes implemented in the state including the CMHT, Har Ghar Jal, Ayushman Bharat, CMST, etc.
Biren accompanied by MLA Dr Y. Radheshyam, Loktak Development Authority chairman M. Asnikumar and others on the inspection visit of the area.
The chief minister mainly inspected the Pumlen Pat surrounding area and Mondum Mahadev temple.
Highlighting that the area has several historically relevant sites including Mondum Mahadev, Khuman Pokpa, Moirang Kangleirol, Pumlen Pat, etc., Biren said he came to bring development to the area and further highlighted several development works taken up by the government in recent times including the Chivu Chandrakirti Park at Behiang, Marjing Polo Complex, Manipur Heritage Park, Sangai Ethnic Park, Olympian Park, etc.
Regarding settlement in the area and the fear among the inhabitants of eviction, the chief minister said if the settlement were there from before the notification of Reserved Forest Area, they could be exempted and provided pattas. He urged against constructing structures on the water bodies to preserve the lake.