Imphal: Sagolband MLA RK Imo Saturday inspected and toured by boat the Bijoy Govinda Thangapat which will be developed as one historic water body of the state under a project of the Government of Manipur, one of the many, virtually inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah last Thursday.
The other historical water bodies to be developed and restored under this initiative of the State Government include the inner and outer moats of Kangla Fort, Ningthem Pukhri and Yaiskul Thangapat.
The restoration process of these historic water bodies entails cleaning floating debris, removing algae and algal growth, improving water clarity and improving dissolved oxygen level of water.
The aim of this initiative is to bring about sustained improvement in the ecological health of the water bodies, enhance overall aesthetics of the water bodies to encourage tourism and improve the health of flora, fauna, fish and other aquatic organisms.
The project also envisages installing water purification plants to provide drinking water to visitors, pilgrims and tourists.
RK Imo during his visit stated that repair work, erection of fencing, plantation of trees have been initiated in Bijoy Govind Thangapat and with the initiation of the restoration project “this historic place will regain its past glory”.