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Approval of the long-pending demand for development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project

Approval of the long-pending demand for development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project

Union Ministry of Shipping has approved the long pending demand of Government of Manipur for development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in the northeastern state. The request for the development of this project was made by L Susindro Meitei the Chairman of Loktak Development Authority and MLA Khurai in Manipur.

Key Points:

  • The Government of India approved the development of Loktak Inland Waterways improvement project under its objective of promoting the beautiful region Northeast, which holds many opportunities for tourism purposes. 
  • The project is approved under the Central Sector Scheme at an estimated cost of Rs.25.58 crore.
  • This project will boost the development of inland water transport connectivity in the North-eastern states and will also the tourism sector.

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