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Dolaithabi Barrage fails: farmers decry as paddy field remain dry

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Imphal, July 19,

Khundrakpam Kendra Youths Organisation(KHUKYO) has alleged that the Dolaithabi Barrage which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other project has failed and officials now absconded when villagers tried to meet them.

Talking to Imphal Times, I. Tony, Secretary, Information and Publicity, KHUKYO, said that after Manipur face scarcity of water due to lack of proper rainfall the KHUKYO has been requesting the authority of the Dolaithabi Barrage to open the dam so that farmers could start cultivation from the dam water. However, the plea of the KHUKYO and the villagers were not listened by the Dam authority. Moreover the negligence of the Waters Resources department, CADA and Miner Irrigation department has made the thousands hectors of paddy field dry in the area.

Tony said that the reason for the absconding of the Dam authority may be because of the failure of the Dam. He said lack of proper quality may be the reason for the failure of the dam and the KHUKYO will go to the law court to punish all those responsible.

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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