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GRPC restricts quarrying, electric pulse fishing along Gundung river
Source: The Sangai Express

Kangpokpi, August 17 2017: The Gundung River Protection Committee (GRPC) has come up with stringent measures, today, in an attempt to preserve and protect the Gundung river and its ecosystem .

The committee said that as per the resolution adopted in a joint meeting of all village chiefs along the Gundung river labourers and the labourers working in the river at the residence of Mangkeng, (Chief of Sapormeina) on August 13, various restrictions will be imposed on numerous activities in the river.

It said that quarrying using JCB and electric pulse fishing on the Gundung river have been strictly prohibited with immediate effect and also warned the quarry labourers not to encroach or work near at the base of paddy field and the residential areas .



GRPC restricts quarrying, electric pulse fishing along Gundung river
GRPC restricts quarrying, electric pulse fishing along Gundung river


"Whosoever violates the restrictions adopted by the committee will be fined with a sum of Rs 30,000 by the GRPC", it said and added that the committee will strictly monitor all activities along the river .

It is worth mentioning that, quarry activities along Gundung river have become immensely popular, particularly from Keithelmanbi area to Luwangsangol via Motbung in Kangpokpi district, as it serves as one of the common livelihood source for many unemployed people .

However, the river has, at the same time, expanded in length and depth due to the activities and it is a commendable decision on the part of the Gundung River Protection Committee to come up with such restriction so as to ensure preservation and protection of the river .

It is also a common practice among denizens of Kangpokpi and even outside residents, to go to fishing along the Gundung river using electric current by means of dynamo which has gradually led to the extinction of a variety of fishes along the river.


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