MAHUD Minister Yumnam Khemchand on Tuesday said drains are not dustbins and people should not misuse drains to avoid flash floods. He told the media during his visit at the cleaning of drains from Singjamei to Kakwa along the national highway.
Drains are not dustbin: Khemchand
MAHUD Minister Yumnam Khemchand on Tuesday urged people to stop disposing of solid waste in drains to avoid flash floods.
Updated 25 May 2022, 3:22 am
Khemchand said one of the most important factors for blockage of drains is due to disposal of solid waste in the drains and suggested that people should stop disposing of solid waste in drains immediately.
Many households use to pile construction materials and with the coming of rain the construction materials cause blockage of drainage systems which is the reason people at the surrounding areas of Kakwa face artificial flash floods frequently, he added.
During his visit many plastic bottles, cement bags were found embedded in the drain. Cleaning of drains has been continuing since Monday by the Imphal Municipal Corporation.
First published:25 May 2022, 3:22 am