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Chief Minister inspects Singda Dam, Marjing Complex and Amusement Park

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Apr 20:

The present government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in delivering to the public what has been promised, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said today.
Following inspection of the catchment areas of Singda Dam, ropeway site at Marjing Hill and ongoing construction works of Water and Amusement Park at Theng Ngu Chingjin, the Chief Minister said the present government has already inaugurated and delivered over several projects to the public in its first year like Kangla Nongpok Thong, Polo Statue at Marjing, Olympian Park among others.
Now, the government is planning to deliver various projects to the people in the next year, he said adding that the main priority is the issue of water.
N. Biren Singh said as Singda Dam has dried up we are facing water scarcity especially in Imphal. We are however managing now with water from Thoubal Project and some rain in recent times, he said.
Siltation caused by deforestation in the catchment area at Singda Dam has become a serious issue, and now the priority is to clear the silt, he said.
He said that other than stationing police personnel in the area, fencing and tree plantation drives will be taken up in the catchment area.
At Marjing Hill, construction of a ropeway is underway and we are targeting to complete it by December this year, the Chief Minister said.
N. Biren Singh further stressed on the importance of preserving forest covers and said we cannot blame nature for the destructions due to heavy storms and heat waves. It is all our own doing, he said making an appeal to the people for mass tree plantation.
Stating that the government will be taking up a mass tree plantation drive in the State, he appealed the people to support the effort to plant trees to counter climate change and said we can lessen the effects of climate change by some extent by planting more trees in our hills.
During the inspection at Singda Dam, the Chief Minister was accompanied by Water Resource Minister Awangbou Newmai, Public Health Engineering Minister L. Susindro Meitei and concerned officials. During the inspection at Marjing Hills and Amusement park, the Chief Minister was accompanied by Public Health Engineering Minister L. Susindro Meitei and Andro MLA Thounaojam Shyamkumar and concerned officials.

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