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Fuel leakage in Imphal river, Manipur government formed investigation committee


An FIR has been registered against Limakhong Power Station in Manipur and the area has been completely sealed by using force. An expert team has been formed under the leadership of ADGP Ashutosh Sinha to investigate this incident.

A large amount of fuel leaked from a power station in Manipur's Imphal Valley and mixed into the streams flowing near it. Officials said on Thursday that the incident took place at the Leimakhong power station in Kangpokpi district on Wednesday night. The leakage has affected the water streams passing through villages like Kanto Sabal and Sekmai. According to officials, these water streams flow into the Imphal River which is very important for the region.

An FIR has been registered against Limakhong Power Station and the area has been completely sealed by using force. An expert team has been formed under the leadership of ADGP Ashutosh Sinha to investigate this incident. Shailesh Kumar Chaurasia, Commissioner (Electricity) and M. Pradeep Singh Secretary (Home) have also been included in this team to find out the cause of the incident.

Immediate action to prevent disaster

The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) has directed the concerned departments to take immediate necessary action to prevent environmental disaster by utilizing all resources available in the form of machinery, manpower and experts. An official said that heavy machinery has been deployed to divert the flow of the affected water streams towards the plains.

Who carried out the incident?

He said that it is not yet known whether some mischievous element has carried out the incident or it is just an accident. Local people say that they use the water flowing in these streams for their daily work. Nongmai, a resident of Kanto Sabal, said that the fuel leak poses a major threat not only to aquatic life but also to the people who depend on it.

collecting water samples

Let us tell you that additional water samples are being collected by IIT Guwahati for evaluation. Besides, an expert team from IIT Guwahati is also visiting Imphal. During this period, the residents here have been asked to ensure the supply of drinking water. As an interim measure, Manipur has started providing potable water to the Limakhong area.

organizing committee

Also, the Public Health Engineering Department is forming a committee. Which is monitored to ensure whether potable water is safe for consumption as well as domestic use. The state government is taking full action to provide safe drinking water to the public and prevent any kind of pollution. As a precautionary measure, the general public has been requested not to use raw water from the stream from Limakhong to Lamdeng till then.

Helpline number released for drinking water

The general public is requested to cooperate with the government by immediately reporting any signs affecting aquatic life. Meanwhile, PHED, Manipur has temporarily closed the water supply schemes located there. It will be reopened after further testing results near water streams to provide drinking water. To provide free facility of drinking water tankers in the affected areas, these helpline numbers can be contacted 8794006422/7085922914.

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