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Irabot Foundation Manipur raises environment issues

Irabot Foundation Manipur (IFM) submitted a five-point memorandum to Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday urging for implementation of environmental policies.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 6 Jul 2024, 4:51 am

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Irabot Foundation Manipur (IFM) submitted a five-point memorandum to Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday urging for implementation of environmental policies.

The memorandum submitted by IFM president, Kh Gopen Luwang, highlighted five critical environmental and development issues reportedly requiring urgent policy intervention in the state.

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It urged the chief minister to initiate River Basin Planning Management with community participation under which river basin should be the planning unit of development; to include more wetlands of the state to the Ramsar convention list of India; to initiate land potential classification and zonation after systematic land use survey.

It also urged to bring out a white paper regarding the current losses due to the frequent and repeated floods in Manipur, provide compensation to those affected leaving no one behind and to constitute a High Power Expert Committee for the Floods and drought frequently occurring in Manipur.

It further appealed to take into consideration the recommendations made to fight such unwanted incidents in future. It exuded belief that the implementation of the said points will significantly constitute the sustainable development of Manipur, protect the natural resources and improve the quality of life of the citizens.

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It further mentioned that Irabot Foundation Manipur is one of the oldest Farmers’ Organisation in Manipur founded in 1996. It said that the foundation has been continuously encountering farmers’ related issues in terms of conversion of Agricultural land to non-agricultural land, flood, drought, welfare schemes of farmers etc in the recent past.

It noted that the arable lands are shrinking day by day, above the issue of natural calamities recently facing the state including flash flood, droughts, destroying houses as well as crops, animals, fishes. It also pointed out the aggravated situation in the state and impact of Global climate change, which has degraded the Forests, Agricultural lands, lakes and rivers etc. and sought intervention of the Chief Minister in initiating the environmental policies at the earliest.
 

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