Ring road around Loktak proposed

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BISHNUPUR, Dec 22: The Fish Farmers’ Society has today organised a public meeting at Khoijuman Yangoi Ningthou Community hall regarding the construction of a ring road around Loktak Lake from Ishok to Sendra.

During the meeting, Thounaojam Chaoba, ex union minister and president BJP Manipur Pradesh, N Ibopishak, pradhan of the Khoijuman Kwasiphai GP and CRA secretary Jiten Yumnam, environmentalist Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Human Rights Initiative director W Joykumar, senior wrestling coach W Chaobalal attended the public meeting as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.

The meeting was participated by the land holding dwellers from Ishok to Sendra who will be evacuated due to the construction of the ring road.

The meeting further discussed the grievances that will be faced by the people dwelling around the lake.

Five resolutions including that the ring road be constructed considering the grievances of the people, and enough compensation was provided to the affected families, the formation of a farmers’ body and submission of a memorandum to the concerned authorities to review the construction of the ring road were passed during the meeting.

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