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Programme to check pollution in Loktak
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 4:
Published on 5 Mar. 2010 12:27 AM IST
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Under total sanitation programme, the Loktak Development Authority will construct a total of 3500 low cost toilets for people residing at the periphery of Loktak Lake. Dumping of waste products by the people residing in the periphery of the lake covering an area 340 square kilometer, according to Survey of India report in 1970, official of the Loktak Development Authority (LDA) said. The construction of the 3500 low cost latrine costing Rs 10,000 each is to be constructed under first phase of the total sanitation programme of the LDA. The ground implementation work will be begin shortly, the source added. Pollution of water of the lake is among other problems and issue ahead of the conservation of the biggest fresh water lake of the northeast which is also home to the Sangai deer. Analysis of ecological and socioeconomic features of the wetlands integrating catchments and institutional arrangement revealed the key issues which need to be addressed in the plan conservation and management of Loktak lake are enhanced soil erosion, reduction in water holding capacity, flooding in peripheral areas above the deterioration of water quality due to inflow of sewage from urbanization and peripheral area.

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