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State initiates flood control schemes
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, May 05 2016: The Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD), Manipur is committed to development of irrigation in the State by construction of major and medium Irrigation (MMI), multipurpose projects and management of flood problems in the State by taking up flood control schemes.

The main objective of the department under MMI in the 10th, 11th , and 12th FY Plans is completion of three ongoing projects namely, Khuga Multipurpose Project, Thoubal Multipurpose Pro-ject and Dolaithabi Barrage Project.

These projects, on completion, would provide 57,470 hectares of annual irrigation, 15 million gallons a day (MGD) of water supply and 7.5 megawatt electricity.

The Khuga Multipurpose Project was sanctioned by the Planning Commission in July 1980.On completion, the project would provide 5 million gallons of drinking water along with enhancing irrigation network to cover 14,760 hectares of cultivation sites and will generate 1.5 megawatt electricity.

Thoubal Multipurpose Project, built over Thoubal River, at Maphou Kuki village was approved by the Planning Commission in 1980.The whole components of the project are targeted for completion by March, 2017.On completion, the project would provide 10 MGD of drinking water to Imphal residents along with creating 35,160 hectares of annual irrigation and generate 7.5 megawatt electricity.

The Dolaithabi Barrage Project situated at Dolaithabi in Imphal district was approved by the Planning Commission in 1992.The project is planned to divert Iril river to create an irrigation potential of 7,545 hectares in the district.

The whole components including the canals are targeted to be completed by March, 2017 .

The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has taken up a number of schemes to tackle the problems of flood in the State in a comprehensive manner.

So far, 22 schemes under Flood Management Programme (FMP) of the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) have been implemented at a total cost of Rs 109.09 crore.

Construction of retaining wall along Nambul River is one such scheme.

Under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) of NABARD, five schemes have been sanctioned during 2011-12 for major rivers with a total cost of Rs 99.73 crore.

The schemes are physically completed and the expenditure up to January 2016 is Rs 81 crore.

Under NEC, seven schemes have been sanctioned and are being implemented with a total cost of Rs 27.85 crore.

Construction of retaining wall along Waishel stream is one such scheme.

75 per cent of construction work has been completed and the work is targeted to be fully completed by March, 2017 .


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