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After Omicron detection, Manipur government readies new SOP

Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the state government will soon announce SOP for the preventive measures after thoroughly consulting with medical experts and officials.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 Dec 2021, 4:28 pm

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In view of the detection of the first Omicron variant in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the state government will soon announce SOP for the preventive measures after thoroughly consulting with medical experts and officials.

He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an inspection programme of the Loktak Lake in Bishnupur district by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Monday.

Biren said that state government has been taking up stringent precautionary measures since the detection of Omicron variant in other countries.

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Speaking on a welcome ceremony of the Union minister held at Sendra, Bishnupur district by the Loktak Development Authority (LDA), Biren said the state is blessed with unique natural beauty and various potentials. However, the people of Manipur have not explored it fully and use it as resource, which is unfortunate, he added.

In order to make Manipur self-reliant in resource, it is the mission of the BJP government to make Manipur an international tourist hot-spot, he informed. In this regards, the central government has already recommended the World Bank to sanction Rs 1,450 crore for improving the infrastructure of tourism in Manipur, added Biren. 

Bhupender in his speech informed that he will take the whole responsibility on behalf of the Central government to take up an "integrated management plan" for the development of the Loktak Lake.

The integrated management plan will help in the development of the lake without causing any harm to the biodiversity of the lake as well as the livelihood of the Loktak Lake community, said the Union minister.

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Stating that development is impossible without the locals support, he announced that a convention on the "integrated management plan" will be organised on January 3, 2022 in Manipur were the Loktak community will be invited to share the opinions. He himself along with officials from the ministry as well as from the state government will also attend the convention, added Bhupender.

The function was also attended by Forest and Environment Minister Awangbou Newmai, LDA chairman L Sushindro, Thanga MLA T Robindro, BJP Manipur in-charge Sambit Patra and other leaders of BJP Manipur. During the inspection, the Union minister visited the Keibul Lamjao National Park, Chaoba Ching, INA Museum and a boat tour at the lake.

 

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First published:27 Dec 2021, 1:03 pm

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