Yes, Singda can be developed as a tourist spot. Singda continues to drag lots of local tourists every day. Students go to Singda as a part of study tour. A child can learn a lot by seeing the dam at the site. After seeing the dam one knows the Government is doing something for the people of the state. The spot is a treat to the eyes. Too many heroes and heroines of Manipuri films had their song sequence filmed atop the dam. If the spot is not beautiful would the director think of shooting films at the scenic spot? The happy news is that the state Government is continuing to provide serious attention on the improvement of the dam. Even the foundation stone for construction of a tourist gate near the dam was laid yesterday by the Chief Minister O. Ibobi. The dam continues to receive serious attention of the state Government, which is indicated by the fact that the Chief Minister visited the site repeatedly in the past two weeks. But these encroachers near the dam are playing spoilt sport. They have encroached upon the dam site. Even the standing trees had been felled down. There can be no human habitation near the dam. Human refuses cannot be dumped into the dam. In Maharashtra the Deputy Chief Minister Pawar representing NCP in the coalition Government led by Congress (I) almost lost his job for saying he would urinate into the dam. His statement was sacrilegious to the sanctity of the dam for the product of the dam is used for consumption. If these encroachers are not evicted albeit after paying compensation the desecration will become unmanageable. One alarming news is that the water storage capacity of the dam is reducing as the prolonged siltation had raised the bed of the dam. What causes siltation is known to all. As trees had been felled down the soil on the hill has been loosened and it slips like the mud. Naturally the mud that slips accumulates at the low lying areas. Chief Minister had warned the encroachers if necessary they will be evicted. Chief Minister upholds the philosophy “action is more important than words”. The eviction that had been done at Chingmeirong and Kabow Leikai shows that. Having ruled the state for more than 11 years Shri Ibobi thinks if not for serving the state and its people why should a Government exists. When the Government made announcement for expansion of Nagamapal road the dwellers at the road side knows what it means to them. They have done demarcation work by themselves without waiting for Government order. They know it is a matter of time eviction will be done. The Government action is shaped by people’s perception of ushering in development.
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