Manipur: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inspects IWAI Jetty at Loktak Lake

Loktak is the Soul of Manipur, said Minister.

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  • Govt of India will give 100 per cent support for the promotion and development of Loktak Lake- Minister

IMPHAL-   Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal inspected the Inland Waterways of India (IWAI) Jetty at the iconic Loktak Lake in Manipur today. The Union Minister also took a boat tour of the lake.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said spoke highly of the beauty of Loktak Lake and the immense potential it holds in terms of tourism and allied activities. “Loktak is one of the largest water bodies in Asia and its beauty, greenery, marine life, surrounded by blue mountains stand out. We have to promote and develop this lake, and make it one of the most important tourist destinations of the globe.”

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Highlighting the focus on North East given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Minister said, “ PM  Modi is the first Prime Minister who has given heart and soul for the North East. His stress on connectivity, infrastructure, youth & farmer development has transformed the region. PM Modi is a true friend of the North East and the ideal PM,” he added.

“Today, I am here on the direction of the PM. We will extend full support to Govt of Manipur in the sector of inland waterway development and Ayush. My sincere respect for Manipur CM N Biren Singh, who, under the guidance of PM Modi has rendered great service and a lot of exemplary growth has taken place in the state.

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The Union Minister also spoke on the development of Loktak lake. He stated, “I assure you that whatever support will be required for promotion and development of Loktak, Govt of India will give 100 per cent support. Any plans for development, please forward them to us, we will support them. Loktak is not only the beauty of Manipur, but of North East and India. Let’s consider Loktak as the soul of Manipur. We will jointly take steps to make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.”

Union MoS RK Ranjan Singh, MLA P Sharatchandra Singh, Chairman Loktak Development Authority L Sushendra Meitei and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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