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CM inspects
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, May 11 2020: Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip inspected the Loktak Lift Irrigation (LLI) system located at Ningthoukhong, Bishnupur district today.

During the inspection, the Chief Minister said that the Government was determined to make the LLI functional so that paddy fields would remain green in lean season too.

The functioning of such irrigation system would make double and triple cropping farming system easier in various areas of the State.

He mentioned that Central Government agencies like NABARD etc provided a sum of around Rs 47 crore for the revival of the LLI system at the insistence of the State Government to this effect.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the Government is committed to fulfil all the promises that have been made to the people of the State.

The Loktak Lift Irrigation (LLI) scheme is now functional after 14-15 years, he added.

Considering the impact of the current Nationwide lockdown on the economy, the State Government has decided to focus on agricultural and horticultural sectors.

The priority of the Government is to make Manipur a self-sustaining and self-sufficient State in food production.

A high level task force has also been constituted in this regard, Biren said.

Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip said that good irrigation system is a must to make the State self-sufficient in food production.

He also informed that the remaining six pumps of the LLI will be functional soon.

With an objective to provide irrigation to various parts of the State, the Loktak Lift Irrigation scheme was inaugurated in 1981 .

Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board L Radhakishore, Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly K Robindro, Chairman of Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board H Dingo, LDA Chairman L Susindro Meetei, DC and SP of Bishnupur district and officials of Water Resources Department were also present during the inspection.


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