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No fund for Nambul River released due to inappropriate project submitted

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 24: The lone Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur K. Bhabananda in an unstarred question to the Parliament today asked the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr, Harsh Vardhan whether the National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) has any programmes for the rivers in Manipur and if so questions the programme being taken for the Nambul river which is highly polluted.
Replying to the MP , Harsh Vardhan said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with respective State Pollution Control Board is regularly monitoring the surface water quality and has drawn up list of 302 polluted rivers stretches in the country base on Bio-chemical , Oxygen Demand (BOB) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution . Among the rivers include Nambul River from Singda  Dam to Bishnupur in Manipur which is polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage from Imphal and other towns, with BOD levels ranging from 4.3-23.7 mg/l in this stretch.
The Minister however said  that a conceptual project report for “Water Treatment & Clean-up in Nambul and Waishel Maril Basins, Manipur amounting to Rs. 452.44 crore  was received from the government of Manipur in May 2015 but the project was return back to the state government in the month itself as it was not prepared as per the guidelines of NRCP. So no fund has been released for cleaning Nambul River.

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