Manipur CM expresses concern over drinking water scarcity in districts
Imphal, June 4 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday expressed concern over drinking water scarcity in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts of Manipur.
He urged the people to practice rain water harvesting to ease water shortage problem during lean season.
The chief minister expressed his concerned while attending a joint review meeting held at Ukhrul town, 84 km north of Imphal.
The meeting was held to review various developmental projects taken up by different departments in Kamjong and Ukhrul districts.
He lamented over the lack of progress in road developmental works in Ukhrul district.
Heads of PHED, Medical, IT, BRTF, MOBC, PMGSY and others presented the activities of the department.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the chief minister said that a similar review meeting was held during his last visit to the district.
He said that today’s meeting was conducted to review the progress of works presented in the last meeting.
Stating that a people’s government needs to go together with the public, he said that they should be made known what the Government is doing.
Observing that delegation of power to the Autonomous District Councils (ADC) is very much needed and the government is trying its best to improve and empower ADCs in the State, he said that cabinet will take decision regarding hike in honorium of ADC members and manpower.
He also said that although for various water supply schemes with a total cost of INR 2600 crore had been approved by the Centre, a newly revised detailed project report amounting INR 3200 crore had been prepared and submitted to the New Development Bank to ensure tap water to all the households of the state by 2022.
The Chief Minister also met ADC members, organising committee of Shirui Lily Festival, community leaders, civil society organisation representatives, village authorities and prominent personalities of Ukhrul and Kamjong districts.