The Manipur High Court has ordered department of PHED, Manipur to publish the contact numbers of executive engineers concerned in local dailies within a week's time.
The state government has been directed to instruct the deputy commissioner of Imphal East to ensure availability of drinking water to the residents of Chalou Maning Leikai, Imphal East, which has been declared as a containment zone, at their own cost.
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The Manipur PHED minister said that even though awareness to educate people on the preservation and conservation of water has been taken up, it takes time to make the people understand the importance of harvesting water.
The Tamenglong drinking water project is likely to be inaugurated by the chief minister in the next month when he visits the district.
O Lukhoi informed that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh is committed to providing safe drinking water to every household.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, no one could afford to buy water due to lack of income.
The PHED minister said the major projects sponsored by the North East Special Infrastructure Development Schemes (NESIDS) in Churachandpur, Senapati, Tamenglong and Moreh are all in completion stage.
The water storage tank was inaugurated at Khudeikhullen village, Tengnoupal district on Thursday by vice-chairman of ADC Chandel, S Tongpao Mate.
Manipur experiences water scarcity due to lack of facilities to harvest rainwater and destruction of catchment areas, as per reports.
Drawing attention to the demand for drinking water by people, the state government held a meeting in June, 2019 declaring a drought like situation in the state.