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Published on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 Both

IMPHAL, FEBUARY 13, 2018 (DIPR): During the Zero Hour today, Opposition MLAs Shri Surjakumar Okram and Shri K. Meghachandra Singh raised the issue of pollution of Thoubal river due to sand mining.

Shri Surjakumar Okram drew the attention of the House stating that a local daily today reported that 35 clubs of Thoubal are going to start agitation from February 16, 2018 due to over pollution of the Thoubal river. He said the locals of Thoubal earlier were using the water for domestic use but now it is unfit and creating water diseases. He said the people in the constituencies of Wangkhem, Lilong, Wabagai, Thoubal and Andro are facing the problem of water pollution. He reminded the House that he also raised the issue in the Starred Question No. 139 and appealed the Government for strict intervention.

Speaking on the same matter, Shri K. Meghachandra Singh said the State PWD has already declared use of red sand unfit for the construction purpose, yet the sand mining is continuing. Stating that it is a matter of great concern, he said the Water Resources Department, Forest & Environment Department and Manipur Pollution Control Board need to take the matter seriously.

In today’s discussion for demands for grants, Shri Th. Lokeshwar Singh, Shri K. Meghachandra Singh, Md. Abdul Nasir, Shri Kh. Joykishan Singh moved the policy cuts while Dr. Chaltolien Amo, Shri K. Govindas Singh and Shri K. Ranjit Singh gave their observations. (DIPR)