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State sets plan to begins plantations at River catchment area

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Imphal, July 6: The recent flash flood due to torrential rain in the state of Manipur has prompted serious concern to the state government. Talking to reporters at the Chief Minister Bungalow during a press conference held today Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the state government is working out a plan to plant trees at river catchment area of the state.
“The state government is considering taking up some measures for prevention of flood by safeguarding the river catchment area in consultation with various government department”, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said replaying to queries from the reporters.
Almost all government authorities related to environment had stated that the recent flash flood in the state of Manipur in few hours rain is due to the massive deforestation being taken place at the catchment area of rivers.
Almost all major rivers that are flowing in Imphal Valley have its root at Senapati and newly created Kangpokpi districts. In the year 2010-11 asum of Rs. 500 crore has been utilised by the Horticulture and Soil Conservation department under the the River valley Project and Flood Prone (RVP & FPR).
The main objective of the programme are Prevention of land degradation by adoption of a multi– disciplinary integrated approach of soil conservation & watershed management in catchment areas;Improvement of land capability and moisture regime in the watersheds; Promotion of land use to match land capability and Prevention of soil loss from the catchments to reduce siltation of multipurpose reservoirs & enhance the in-situ moisture conservation and surface rainwater storages in the catchments to reduce flood peaks & volume of runoff.

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