Ministers inspect canals

Imphal, Mar 17 (DIPR)
Water Resources and Relief & Disaster Management Minister Awangbow Newmai along with PHED and CAF & PD Minister L Susindro, PWD and Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam and Education, Law & Legislative Affairs  Th Basantakumar Singh today inspected canals at Heigrujam and Oinam.
Speaking on the sideline, Awangbow Newmai said that the Singda Dam has run dry and inspection was carried out in an effort to find a temporary solution to the current water crisis in Manipur.
Since potable water cannot be supplied at Imphal area as most of the river has run dry and  the only alternative left is to bring water from Thoubal Dam to Chingkhei Ching, potable water could be supplied to some parts of Imphal area for a few days in that way, he said.
Awangbow informed that water will be lifted from the Loktak Lift Irrigation and will be supplied to the Imphal area until another alternative solution is found.
The Ministerial team was accompanied by officials and other concerned staff of the department.