Waste to wealth in Manipur Hunt on for bio-energy in Loktak lake’s invasive plants

IMPHAL, Jan 8 :Scientists in Manipur — which dominates the media discourse on insurgency — are on an aggressive hunt for bioenergy sourced from alien plant invaders of the iconic Loktak lake, aiming to showcase the “Jewel of India” as a top bio-entrepreneurship destination.

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IMPHAL, Jan 8 :Scientists in Manipur — which dominates the media discourse on insurgency — are on an aggressive hunt for bioenergy sourced from alien plant invaders of the iconic Loktak lake, aiming to showcase the “Jewel of India” as a top bio-entrepreneurship destination.

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Stern Action Against Those Threatening Loktak And Its Environment: Minister Shyamkumar

Imphal, Jan 4: Forests and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar said his department is keeping a strict vigil to safeguard the Loktak Lake, including the wildlife. He said the department will take stern action against those who are found hunting and trapping of the migratory birds. He also warned the fishermen to refrain from fishing […]

Imphal, Jan 4: Forests and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar said his department is keeping a strict vigil to safeguard the Loktak Lake, including the wildlife. He said the department will take stern action against those who are found hunting and trapping of the migratory birds. He also warned the fishermen to refrain from fishing […]

Japanese Delegates Called on the Governor of Manipur

Manipur had an Emotional Relationship with Japan – Governor Imphal, December 13, 2017 (DIPR): A team of 10 member Buddhist delegation led by Mr. Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura, Japan called on the Hon’ble Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan, today. Sharing her experiences on her visits to Asian countries, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla […]

Manipur had an Emotional Relationship with Japan – Governor Imphal, December 13, 2017 (DIPR): A team of 10 member Buddhist delegation led by Mr. Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura, Japan called on the Hon’ble Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan, today. Sharing her experiences on her visits to Asian countries, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla […]

Selling Manipur

There can be no dispute that the Sangai Festival this time is much more elaborate. It is for one spread over several venues, including at the Keibul Lamjao at Moirang in the Bishenpur district. Indications are, it will expand even farther from next year, when the newly introduced Cherry Blossom Festival of the Maos will […]

There can be no dispute that the Sangai Festival this time is much more elaborate. It is for one spread over several venues, including at the Keibul Lamjao at Moirang in the Bishenpur district. Indications are, it will expand even farther from next year, when the newly introduced Cherry Blossom Festival of the Maos will […]

‘Conducive situation for growth of tourism in the state’ – Karam Shyam

Imphal, November 23 2017: Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam said the overall situation in the State has improved which is conducive for growth of Tourism. The Minister was speaking during the Lakeview Cultural show at Takmu, Loktak as part of Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 . He said the State has witnessed […]

Imphal, November 23 2017: Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam said the overall situation in the State has improved which is conducive for growth of Tourism. The Minister was speaking during the Lakeview Cultural show at Takmu, Loktak as part of Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 . He said the State has witnessed […]

Loktak: Who’s Lake, Who’s Tourism?

By Kalpana Thaoroijam Every visitor to Manipur wishes to visit Loktak pat or reminisces a visit to Sendra hillock, a boat-ride in local-made canoes, few clicks and poses, foods and drinks, and leave behind unwanted dumps.Earlier people visited Loktak area during Lai-haraoba (festivals of Meitei sylvan gods) of the local Thangjing deities. People and their […]

By Kalpana Thaoroijam Every visitor to Manipur wishes to visit Loktak pat or reminisces a visit to Sendra hillock, a boat-ride in local-made canoes, few clicks and poses, foods and drinks, and leave behind unwanted dumps.Earlier people visited Loktak area during Lai-haraoba (festivals of Meitei sylvan gods) of the local Thangjing deities. People and their […]

Manipur to host 1st North East Development Summit

Imphal, Nov. 19 (EMN): Manipur is all set to host the first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 in Imphal from November 21-22. NEDS 2017 which will be jointly organised by state government in collaboration with Union commerce ministry and India Foundation will be also formally inaugurated by the President of India Ram Nath […]

Imphal, Nov. 19 (EMN): Manipur is all set to host the first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 in Imphal from November 21-22. NEDS 2017 which will be jointly organised by state government in collaboration with Union commerce ministry and India Foundation will be also formally inaugurated by the President of India Ram Nath […]

Bad roads a boon

 Who profits from bad roads? One answer aside from the motor repair workshops would be obviously the contractors! The mechanics would be obviously happy as they would have ample business from the broken down vehicles, the contractors would earn an annual amount from blacktopping a particular stretch. So, when the rains wash away the tar […]

 Who profits from bad roads? One answer aside from the motor repair workshops would be obviously the contractors! The mechanics would be obviously happy as they would have ample business from the broken down vehicles, the contractors would earn an annual amount from blacktopping a particular stretch. So, when the rains wash away the tar […]

Can’t the Brow Antlered deer be saved from extinction?

Dr AK Chishti The Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai as known locally is a very rare and beautiful subspecies found only in Manipur. Its antler and biological niche are really unique. Unfortunately, however its beauty has become its own enemy. Hunters, whose passion for killing, dies hard, never spared this charming animal. Because of this, […]

Dr AK Chishti The Brow Antlered Deer or Sangai as known locally is a very rare and beautiful subspecies found only in Manipur. Its antler and biological niche are really unique. Unfortunately, however its beauty has become its own enemy. Hunters, whose passion for killing, dies hard, never spared this charming animal. Because of this, […]

Najma for decommissioning Ithai Barrage

Imphal, September 19 2017: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has today assured that she would pursue the Government to decommission the Ithai Barrage in order to maintain ecological balance in the State . She was speaking as the chief guest at the launching programme of “Anthropogenic impact & their management options in the different ecosystems of […]

Imphal, September 19 2017: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla has today assured that she would pursue the Government to decommission the Ithai Barrage in order to maintain ecological balance in the State . She was speaking as the chief guest at the launching programme of “Anthropogenic impact & their management options in the different ecosystems of […]

FIR against former CM Ibobi in MDS scam: Dawn of transparent governance and new Manipur

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

FIR against former CM Ibobi in MDS scam: Dawn of transparent governance and new Manipur

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

In what is seen as a bold move and a sign of the beginning of transparent governance and new Manipur, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by Planning Department against former chief minister and now opposition leader, O Ibobi Singh, and five others on September 1, 2017 in connection with the alleged Manipur Development […]

Manipur asks for a review after the ruling BJP wants Loktak hydroelectricity project broken down

This is the first time a party in power in a northeastern state has asked for a dam to be decommissioned. The Manipur BJP leadership has requested the Union government that the 105 megawatts Loktak hydroelectric project be broken down or, to use the technical term, decommissioned. Following up on the political call from the […]

This is the first time a party in power in a northeastern state has asked for a dam to be decommissioned. The Manipur BJP leadership has requested the Union government that the 105 megawatts Loktak hydroelectric project be broken down or, to use the technical term, decommissioned. Following up on the political call from the […]

Biren calls for conservation of precious biodiversity

Imphal, August 30 2017: Chief Minister N Biren has called for exploring scientific means to conserve the precious biodiversity wealth of the State including rare Shirui Lily and Sangai . He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the 7th Review and Monitoring cum Mentoring Meeting of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), […]

Imphal, August 30 2017: Chief Minister N Biren has called for exploring scientific means to conserve the precious biodiversity wealth of the State including rare Shirui Lily and Sangai . He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the 7th Review and Monitoring cum Mentoring Meeting of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), […]

Loktak Downstream Project in jeopardy

Imphal, August 22 2017: With many quarters demanding decommissioning of Ithai Barrage on account of its adverse impacts on the ecology of Loktak Lake and surrounding areas, the Loktak Downstream Project is now staring at an uncertain future. Loktak Downstream Project whose total installed power generation capacity is 66 MW was supposed to be taken […]

Imphal, August 22 2017: With many quarters demanding decommissioning of Ithai Barrage on account of its adverse impacts on the ecology of Loktak Lake and surrounding areas, the Loktak Downstream Project is now staring at an uncertain future. Loktak Downstream Project whose total installed power generation capacity is 66 MW was supposed to be taken […]

Loktak Lake and Manipur in ecological disaster

M Asnikumar Singh Presently, Manipur is facing one of the worst man made ecological disasters in its history. Loktak lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in the North East with variable size and reaching upto 35*13 kilometres during rainy season. Being highly productive and rich in bio-diversity, the lake has been the cradle […]

M Asnikumar Singh Presently, Manipur is facing one of the worst man made ecological disasters in its history. Loktak lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in the North East with variable size and reaching upto 35*13 kilometres during rainy season. Being highly productive and rich in bio-diversity, the lake has been the cradle […]

The Fate of Loktak Lake, India

Khwairakpam Gajananda 25 September 2001 India [Loktak Lake was designated for the List of Wetlands of International Importance in March 1990, and in June 1993 it was inscribed in the Montreux Record of sites whose ecological character has changed, is changing, or is about to change as a result of human interference. In this article, […]

Khwairakpam Gajananda 25 September 2001 India [Loktak Lake was designated for the List of Wetlands of International Importance in March 1990, and in June 1993 it was inscribed in the Montreux Record of sites whose ecological character has changed, is changing, or is about to change as a result of human interference. In this article, […]

When will India’s first cashless island go truly cashless?

Sunzu Bachaspatimayum If you google the name of a tiny lake island of Manipur called Karang, the results would all point to one thing – how Karang is the first cashless island of India. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology made this announcement under its Digital India programme in January 2017. The Quint […]

Sunzu Bachaspatimayum If you google the name of a tiny lake island of Manipur called Karang, the results would all point to one thing – how Karang is the first cashless island of India. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology made this announcement under its Digital India programme in January 2017. The Quint […]

Scientist bats for Kombirei protection

IMPHAL, Apr 25 : Kombirei is one variety of flower which is closely associated with the history of Manipur but it is on the verge of complete disappearance from the soil of Manipur, according to CSIR-NEIST Principal Scientist Dr Huidrom Birkumar. Speaking to media persons at their Lamphelpat office yesterday, Dr Birkumar underscored the growing […]

IMPHAL, Apr 25 : Kombirei is one variety of flower which is closely associated with the history of Manipur but it is on the verge of complete disappearance from the soil of Manipur, according to CSIR-NEIST Principal Scientist Dr Huidrom Birkumar. Speaking to media persons at their Lamphelpat office yesterday, Dr Birkumar underscored the growing […]