Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, in collaboration with Loktak Development Authority (LDA) and the state government has called for a joint meeting of all stakeholders on Friday, recognising the sentiments of populations in the state regarding the impact of the Loktak Hydro Electric Project (LHEP) and its consequences on communities, submergence of agricultural land, socio-economic impact and alterations to the ecosystem.
The meeting will delve into the modernisation plan proposed by the National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) for the Loktak Hydro Electric Project.
The meeting is likely to be attended by the concerned ministers, MLAs, chairman LDA, chief secretary and administrative secretaries and the head of department concerned etc.
Key issues such as environmental degradation, community displacement, socio-economic changes (especially sustaining livelihoods) and alterations to the local ecosystem will be central topics of discussion. The meeting is poised to provide a platform for stakeholders to express their concerns and explore sustainable alternatives.
The move came after a high-level meeting in New Delhi, where LDA and state government officials, emphasised the critical issues associated with the modernisation plan of Loktak Hydro Electric Project.