Loktak fishers welcome CM`s assurance

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    IMPHAL, August 7: The all Loktak Lake area Fishermen’s Union, Manipur has welcome the statement of the Chief Minister assuring to rectify the Loktak Lake (protection) Act, 2006. It further draws the attention of the authority concerned to rectify the clauses of the article 19, 20 and 31 in the interest of the fishermen and the people of the state, to ensure peaceful fishing and rearing of fish as usual. It asserted that the fishermen will not accept any form of alternative livelihood schemes until the Loktak Lake (Protection) act, 2006, is rectified to the convenience of the fishermen of the Loktak area. It alleged that the list of hut dweller compiled by the Loktak Development Authority (LDA) has less genuine dweller and urged the authority to introduce a separate act for the fishermen.

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