Manipur : Unauthorized Homestays In Loktak Lake To Be Dismantled; Effort To Rejuvenate Its Ecological Condition 

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In an effort to rejuvenate the ecological condition of Loktak Lake and delist it from the Montreux Record, the Loktak Development Authority has decided to remove/dismantle the unauthorized homestays within the premises of this lake excluding Champu Khangpok within 15 days.

According to an official notification released on Monday, “it has been observed that exponential rise in the numbers of Athaphum, Houses (homestays) and huts constructed on Phumdi have put the lake at risk impacting the natural environment adversely. Such homestays have also become a social issue as these are operated without proper regulations.”

The steps are taken under the exercise of the powers conferred by section 4, 19, 20 of the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006 read with section 5 of the said Act; it stated.

“It is hereby notified to all the concerned that all Athaphum, hut or house on Phumdi (homestay) within the premises of Loktak Lake excluding Champu Khangpok shall be removed/dismantled by the concerned individual, person, society etc. within period of 15 days from the date of publication of the notice,” – the notification further reads.

“In case, any of the concerned failed to comply the notice, the Loktak Development Authority shall take necessary action for removal of such unauthorized activities without further notice to save the lake for further deterioration,” – informed the notification.

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