Flood prevention and mitigation should be all through the season

Ninglun Hanghal India is highly vulnerable to floods. Floods cause huge loss of lives and damage to livelihood systems, property, infrastructure and public utilities. In north-east India, particularly in Assam and Manipur as soon as monsoon sets in, it is immediately followed by floods. Every year floods continue to ravages the region. Each year the […]

2 more Senapati villages reel under flood

Kangpokpi, September 08 2017: Heavy downpour, flash flood and landslide hit Senapati district once again on August 30 after the devastating flood of August 24 which inundated several parts of the district causing extremely hard time to the people. The heavy downpour that caused devastating flash flood and landslide on August 30 struck Sorbung village […]

Biswajit inaugurates Makokching Iril river bailey bridge

Imphal, September 01 2017: Works Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today inaugurated the Makokching Iril River bailey bridge spanning 190 feet over the Iril River and said the bridge has been completed two months ahead of its stipulated date of completion which is in October . Dedicating the bridge to the people of the area in […]

State Govt frames water policy

Imphal, August 23 2017: With a view on the global climate change and scarcity of water in the State during dry season, the State Government has formulated a water policy which would focus on harvesting rain water and protection of catchment areas. Draft copies of the water policy formulated by the Directorate of Environment have […]

Marijuana, Mahadev and Maneka

Free Thinker A few days back the Union minister of Women and Child Development, Manekaji suggested legalization of Ganja (marijuana) for medical purposes. She made her suggestion in a meeting of a group of ministers (GOM) on drugs demand reduction policy. The GOM was chaired by Rajnathji Union Home minister (wishing him a quick recuperation […]

Pull them up, demands MPP

Imphal, July 16 2017: The Manipur People’s Party has demanded strict action against the contractors and PWD engineers concerned who have failed to maintain quality works regarding the construction of Khewa bridge over the Iril river at Top Moirang Kampu . A press release issued by the working president (Administration) of MPP stated that MPP leaders […]

Water levels rise, rivers overflow, many areas flooded

Imphal, July 12 2017: Even though water levels of Imphal River, Kongba River, Nambul River and Thoubal River receded a little, the water levels have started rising slowly again because of the rainfall which lashed the State yesterday . With the water levels once again rising steadily, most rivers are flowing at the same level […]

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 […]

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drinkā€¦ 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 […]

IFCD Minister, officials swing into action to tackle flood

IMPHAL, May 31(DIPR): In the wake of sudden overflowing of river water at some places triggered by downpour over the past few days, Irrigation and Flood Control Department Minister Letpao Haokip, along with the Department’s officials, today inspected several places along different river banks passing through Imphal to monitor the situation. At the same time, […]

IFCD Minister, officials swing into action to tackle flood

IMPHAL, May 31(DIPR): In the wake of sudden overflowing of river water at some places triggered by downpour over the past few days, Irrigation and Flood Control Department Minister Letpao Haokip, along with the Department’s officials, today inspected several places along different river banks passing through Imphal to monitor the situation. At the same time, […]