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All houses on Loktak Lake to be removed by 1st August

The exponential rise in the number of Athaphum, houses (homestays) and huts constructed on phumdi have put the lake a t risk impact the natural environment adversely

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Imphal: The Manipur government has directed all concerned to remove all Athaphum, hut or houses on Phumdi (homestay) within the premises of Loktak Lake by 1 August, 2022.

The exponential rise in the number of Athaphum, houses (homestays) and huts constructed on phumdi have put the lake at risk impacting the natural environment adversely, said a statement by Loktak Development Authority (LDA) here on Monday. 

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Such homestays have also become a social issue as these are operated without proper regulations, it observed, adding that the state government was striving hard to rejuvenate the ecological condition of the Loktak Lake and delist it from Montreux Record. 

The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference. Nearly four dozen wetland sites in India including Manipur’s Loktak Lake are listed in the Montreux Record.

Therefore, looking into seriousness of the deteriorating ecological condition of the Lake and to bring improvement and restoration of its ecosystem, LDA has directed that all Athaphum, hut or house on Phumdi within the premises of Loktak Lake excluding Champu Khangpok shall be removed or dismantled by the concerned individual, person, society, etc within period of fifteen days from the date of publication of the notice. 

In case any of the concerned failed to comply with the notice, LDA shall take necessary action for removal of such unauthorised activities without further notice to save the lake from further deterioration, it warned. 

of such unauthorised structures without further notice to save the lake from further deterioration.

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