Shipping Ministry approves Loktak Inland Waterways Project in Manipur
Union Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has approved long pending demand of Government of Manipur for development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in the north eastern state. The request for development of this project was made by L Susindro Meitei, Chairman of Loktak Development Authority and MLA Khurai in Manipur.
Government of India approved development of Loktak Inland Waterways improvement project under its objective of promoting the beautiful region Northeast which holds a lot of opportunity for tourism purposes. The project is approved under the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) at estimated cost of Rs.25.58 crore and will give a boost to development of inland water transport connectivity in North-eastern states and will also boost tourism sector there.
About Loktak Lake
It is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast. The lake is located at Moirang in Manipur. It is famous for phumdis floating over it which are formed naturally. Located on this phumdi, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world and is an integral part of Loktak Lake.
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