On July 8, 2020 Manipur Chief Minister(CM) N. Biren Singh inaugurates 5 Water Supply projects worth Rs 48.39 crore, which have a total capacity of more than 26.15 millions of liters per day(MLD) through video conferencing from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal. With addition to the projects one office building of Weight and Measures Department and Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre at Jiribam were also inaugurated.
- The New Development Bank has sanctioned Rs 3,000 crore to provide drinking water to every household of the state and work orders for the projects have been issued.
5 Water Supply Projects
i.The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-1(15.89 MLD) at Koirengei, is constructed with a project cost of Rs 8.58 crores. The project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2020.
ii.The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-1 i/c Pumping Station at Sangakpham(0.80 ML) is constructed with a project cost of Rs 4.44 crores. The project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2019.
iii.The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-1(9.08 MLD) at Canchipur was constructed at the project cost of Rs 6.10 crores. The project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2020.
iv.The Water Supply Scheme at Heingang Awang Leikai(0.384 MLD) was constructed at the project cost of Rs 5.88 crores. It was started in August 2018 and completed in March 2020.
v.The Water Supply distribution network for Churachandpur was constructed at the project cost of Rs 2339.36 Lakhs or Rs 23.3936 crores. It is to promote tourism under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS). It was started in February 2019 and completed in June 2020.
Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre
i.Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre will help in early detection of Coronavirus infection and quick diagnosis
ii.The testing facilities will also be made available to other districts of the state shortly.
iii.The state govt plans to open a COVID Care Centre in Jiribam district.
Office building of Weight and Measures Department
The office building of the Controller of Legal Metrology and Research and Development Centre, Lamphel was constructed at a project cost of Rs 2 crores during 2018-2019.
Key People– Minister for CAF&PD Karam Shyam, Minister of Agriculture V. Hangkhanlian, Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board S. Rajen Singh among others participated in the inauguration.
Governor– Najma Heptulla