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Minister Awangbow Newmai inspects pump house no. 2 of Loktak Lift Irrigation

Minister Awangbow informed that the restoration of Pump House No.2 will supply water to the Imphal High Level Canal having a length of 29 kms. from Tera Urak Keinou to Patsoi area then discharge into Nambul River.

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Imphal: Water Resource and Relief & Disaster Management Minister, Awangbow Newmai Friday inspected the Pump House No.2 of Loktak Lift Irrigation (LLI) site along with Engineer in Chief of Water Resources Department, G Robindro Sharma and other concerned officials.

Minister Awangbow informed that the restoration of Pump House No.2 will supply water to the Imphal High Level Canal having a length of 29 kms. from Tera Urak Keinou to Patsoi area then discharge into Nambul River.

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The revival of the state’s major water irrigation project is one way of pushing for self-sufficiency in food grain production post COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, he asserted.

It is also to be mentioned that Loktak Lift Irrigation Project (LLIP), located in Bishnupur district of Manipur, has been designed to pump water from Loktak Lake at three points Pump House no.1, Pump House no.2 and Pump House No.3. discharging water through five canals to cater to a Cultural Command Area (CCA) of 23400 Ha and an Annual Irrigation Potential (AIP) of 40000 Ha.

It was commissioned in the year 1986. Due to decline in the performance of the project, the ERM of LLIP was proposed for restoration of lost AIP of 17400 Ha (CCA 12600 Ha) in Phase-I. 

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