National Bio-resources and Sustainable Development Summit 2015
IMPHAL, February 19
The state government has been extending maximum help and support not only to the National institutions but the National projects in the state.
Informing this while speaking at the at the inaugural function of the first National Bio-resources and Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Takyelpat in Imphal today, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said that the state government has been providing required land for the development for the National projects- National Institute of Technology (332 acres), Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (300 acres),Airport Authority of India for airport expansion(600 acres), in the state.
Regarding the IBSD’s demand for land for the further expansion of the institute, he said we’re not neglecting the institute. The formal allotment of land the institute had already been made years back, he said.The land which initially belongs to Manireda (Manipur renewable energy development agency-12.5 acres) and Cipet(central institute of plastic and engineering technology-6.5acres) at Takyelpat have already allotted to IBSD.But due to encroachment, the government is compelled to vacate the land. He also appeal to the locals to leave (or vacate) the land otherwise the government has no alternative but to take action.The government will extend possible help and support as the state is expected to get 90 percent of its benefits.
IBSD which currently occupies just 3.5 acres of land requires about 15-20 acres of land for its expansion for sustainable bioresource development and other scientific studies in the state. The state works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar and Director IBSD Imphal Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo also spoke on the occasion.In his speech Prof Sahoo promised to convert IBSD complex as a role model for Bioresources in the country, by conserving and displaying all the ethnic bio-resources available in the state.
Besides in an effort to showcase a brand Manipur, the save Sangai, Save Shirui Lily and save Loktak lake campaigns were also simultaneously launched by releasing related coffee cups and coffee mugs.
Prior to the formal inauguration of the summit which was attended by around 200 delegates mostly scientists and researchers from the state and various parts of the country, the state Chief Minister also inaugurated the Bioresource theme park inside their campus. The summit will to continue till tomorrow.