The Opposition MLA said in the House that the Forest and Environment department is not functioning efficiently.
Tamenglong district forest officer Kh Hitler Singh said that forest department alone cannot protect the forest.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said every Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) irrespective of the date of its commission, is under an obligation to release minimum water downstream.
The student federation threatens to shut down the forest department office.
Awangbou stressed that collective participation is needed for safeguarding the eco-system, which is also the basic principle of the forest department.
Environmentalists in Manipur, in conversation with IFP, pointed out the need to dig into the root cause of water problem, saying hill people are not responsible for degrading of forest areas that has destroyed water sources in the state.
In the dark and the rain, amidst the mocking frogs and the relentless night-bugs I prayed for morning light.