Water level rising, major rivers in spate

Imphal, October 22 2017: On account of the heavy rain which lashed the State since yesterday, all major rivers of the State are in spate, while the banks of Imphal River have sunk at different places . With the water levels rising dramatically overnight, all the major rivers are now flowing at flood level . […]

Fish production at fish fair pegged at 90 thousand Kgs

Imphal, October 20 2017: Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh today said that the Government is trying to develop water bodies as a measure to control flood and to develop fisheries in the State . Incidentally the total fish production at the fish fair was 90 thousand kilos . He said this while speaking at […]

Crop failure : Lilong farmers stare at grim prospect

Imphal, October 19 2017: Farmers of Lilong area are staring at a grim prospect as a result of the floods that ravaged many agriculture land this year. About 4500 acres of paddy fields in Lilong Assembly Constituency have failed. Besides, most of the standing crops failed to yield. The area has been affected by flood […]

22 killed in Manipur floods this monsoon season: CM

Imphal, October 8 (IANS): A total of 22 persons died in Manipur in the five rounds of devastating floods the state experienced in the past few months, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday. He said the floods also destroyed properties “worth a whopping amount” apart from crops, incurring heavy losses for the farmers, […]

Recent flood claimed 19 lives: Biren informs Assembly

Imphal, July 20 2017: Cyclone Mora and the subsequent flood in the State claimed 19 lives in addition to ravaging around 20,000 houses of 268 villages, Chief Minister N Biren stated today in the Manipur Legislative Assembly . As the budget session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly was opened today, Speaker Y Khemchand directed […]

Water recedes, disease outbreak looms larg

Imphal, July 16 2017: Even though water level has started receding gradually in many areas of Imphal East district as flood water started flowing out into Imphal River and Kongba River through Nandeibam Uku and Bashikhong Kachipat Uku, many people at different locations have been infected by several water borne and common diseases like flu, diarrhoea […]

Over 1000 houses flooded as river bank breaches

Imphal, July 13 2017: Consequent upon breaching of a 200 feet long section of Imphal River bank between Khaidem and Laiphrakpam within Wangoi AC, more than 1000 houses have been flooded and a large number of people have been left homeless . Notably, a large number of people belonging to different localities of Wangoi and […]

Many areas in Imphal remain inundated

Imphal, July 11 2017: The current spell of flood is the severest in the last 20 years and the rainfall recorded this monsoon is the heaviest during the same period . Usually, Manipur faces flood situation when rainfall rate in catchment areas reaches 30 mm but the rainfall rate recorded this year in catchment areas […]

Flood at Kongba Nandeibam Leikai, Khongman Mangjil

Sudden rise of water level in Kongba  Nandeibam Leikai, Khongman Mangjil and its surrounding areas has led to man-made flood affecting hundreds of houses. Many of the local roadways (leikai gi leirak) have been totally submerged under the flood water. Many families affected by the flood are taking shelter at the nearby high ground safer […]

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink… Amid flood, drinking water scarcity hits valley

IMPHAL, Jul 6: Amidst the flood that hit the State following torrential rain, scarcity of drinking water has surfaced as people of the State particularly the valley districts are facing an acute shortage of clean water supply. Meanwhile, officials of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) have appealed to all to use drinking water thriftily. Talking […]

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink… Amid flood, drinking water scarcity hits valley

IMPHAL, Jul 6: Amidst the flood that hit the State following torrential rain, scarcity of drinking water has surfaced as people of the State particularly the valley districts are facing an acute shortage of clean water supply.

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Disaster filled two months : Declaring State calamity

State calamity. Of severe nature. The losses incurred are yet to be officially calculated, but it is only right that the State Government should go ahead and declare the present flood situation in the State as a calamity. The series of natural calamities that have struck the State in the last two months all had […]