Manipur govt. started the Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project in Imphal with a cost of ₹ 650 Crore

Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project
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The government of Manipur has started the Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project from today in Lamphelpat area of Imphal.

With a budget of Rs 650 crore rupees, the Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project is set to address urban flooding issues in the area. The project aims to enhance the quality of life and promote urban sustainability in Imphal city. It will achieve this by preventing floods, improving water security, enhancing the environment and fostering eco-tourism. It will also provide sustainable water sources for the people living in the area.

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Making the announcement on X, CM N. Biren Singh said, “Delighted to attend the groundbreaking of Rejuvenating of Lamphelpat Waterbody of Alleviate Urban Flooding in providing sustainable water sources for Imphal City and Promoting Eco-Tourism at Lamphelpat.

With a total cost of Rs 650 Crore, the project aims to alleviate urban flooding and provide sustainable water sources for the people. By restoring Lamphelpat Water Body, we not only mitigate the risks of flooding but also create a space for eco-tourism, bringing economic opportunities and showcasing the beauty of our region.”

The Lamphelpat area in the western part of Imphal grapples with urban flooding issues during the rainy season. This problem arises due to a decrease in the Lamphelpat waterbody’s ability to hold water. The current measures in place, such as pumping out excess water on rainy days, prove insufficient, leading to prolonged waterlogging in the area every year. These annual floods cause damage to property, infrastructure, and human health, while also having a detrimental impact on the local biodiversity.

The Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project aims to increase the water storage capacity, restore drainage systems, improve water security, and create green spaces, bridges, biodiversity zones, and tourism facilities around Lamphelpat. Additionally, it will enhance environmental and flood management by implementing a real-time flood management system with a command center.

The Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project is expected to contribute primarily to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 Climate Action. It could also contribute to the achievement of SDG 11 Sustainable cities and Communities, and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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