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The flash flood in Manipur is manmade : Why should those responsible be let-free?
- Imphal Times Editorial :: July 12 2017 -



Manipur is reeling under serious crisis as Mother Nature shows itís furry in the last couple of months.

2017 is the year where countries across the globe showed serious concern to the drastic climate change that has been giving a threat to this planet.

The world body United Nations has been adopting certain measure to face the challenges of the climate changes.

Representatives of each countries presented strategy to face the climate change in the world platform but when it comes to their respective country except for some countries almost all developing countries remain dull doing nothing on ground to what has been discussed in the world highest platform.

Perhaps that is the reason for the United State to withdraw from attending such world meet in climate change at Paris last year.

There is no doubt, that Environment has no boundary, a massive deforestation that is taking place in neighbouring country Myanmar has severe impact to the climatic condition in India.

The rise in temperature and sudden changes in the natureís cycle particularly in the North East region of India is due to the massive deforestation that is taking place in Myanmar as well in this region of India.

Saying said so there are some reasons for the recent flash flood that has flooded Manipur Valley and the landslide that has been taking place at various part of Manipur hill districts.

Experts in the field are of the opinion that the recent flash flood and the landslide due to the torrential rain that has been causing suffering to the people of the state can be term as manmade disaster.

The landslide at Hill areas are cause due to the massive deforestation and the flash flood in a day rainfall in Manipur valley is cause by the degradation of the river catchment area.

Well when we talk about degradation of the River Catchment area in Manipur, we have reason to blame the government.

When somebody kills a person intentionally or unintentionally he is liable for punishment.

But when some groups responsible for creating massive devastation to wipe out human community from the state can be treated as a kind of well prepared genocidal mission.

This is said so because, the government of India has already sanction a sum of Rs. 500 lakhs for development of River Catchment area in Senapati area under River Valley Project and Flood Prone Scheme.

The scheme as per documents available with the Imphal Times was implemented by the state horticulture and Soil Conservation department in 20110-11.

Utilization certificate of the said project has been sent as per the documents with the Imphal Times, which means that plantations works and other project for preservation of the river catchment area has been completed.

The project was particularly for Laini river but also has parts for preservation of other river catchment area which had its origin at Senapati district.

Mention may be made that almost all major rivers which are now running above flood level have its origin at Senapati district.

Have the project been implemented at least 50% than the recent flash flood could have been reduced, even though we canít control Mother Nature.

So those responsible of implementing the River Valley Project are responsible for the present flash flood and breached of major rivers in Imphal Valley.

Why these persons should be let free for the crime they have committed?.

Imphal Times considers the act as a crime as it is equal to a genocidal mission to wipe out the entire community of Imphal Valley.

There are also other reason suggested by the experts for the cause of the flood.

But this one which Imphal Times is bringing up is also another serious matter and government need to check, investigate and punish those responsible in the making of the present flood.



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