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Manipur Loumi Lup blames government over scarcity of water

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Manipur Loumi Lup today blamed the state government over the water crisis faced by the farmer of the state. In a press meet held today at Irabot Bhavan, Ningthoujam Mangi, President of the Loumi Lup said that scarcity of rainfall has worried the farmers of the state. Manipur naturally received a total rainfall 1460 mm of rainfall per year but this year total rainfall received is only 340.99 mm which is very less. He said that the similar kind of problem has been faced by the farmers of the state and following that government has taken up some of the mega project to solve the water crisis by the farmers of the state. He said the Khuga Multipurpose project constructed with promises to provide water to 14,000 hectare of paddy field is not providing water as promised. The farmers still waited for rains as the only source of water. He also said that the same is with the Singda Dam, Loktak Project and Keithelmanbi Dam. All these projects do not serve its purpose.
The president of Loumi Lup drew the attention of the Central government regarding the failure of these mega Dam and urged for commissioning of a high level inquiry regarding the matter.
He also appealed the authority of the Minor Irrigation department and the Department  of Agriculture to provide the needy to the farmers of the state.

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