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Cycle rally against Tipaimukh Dam held in Kakching

Monday, February 20, 2012

/ Published by Simon L Infimate
IMPHAL, Feb 18: Students and club members of Kakching Khunou and Umathel areas in Thoubal district under the aegis of Social Action Development Organisation, took out a cycle rally today against construction of Tipaimukh Dam.

The cycle rally was part of agitation taken out in Assam, Bangladesh and Manipur against the construction of a 500 metre high Tipaimukh dam at the confluence of Tuivai and Tuirial Rivers in Churachandpur district.

The cycle rally started at Kakching Khunou College campus and touched places like Junior Navodya School, Kakching Khunou Bazar, Angom Thong, Hijam Leikai, Chesapat, Kakching Khunou, Umathel, and it finally ended at Kakching Khunou College campus.

Students of Hijam Irabot Memorial School, and Kakching Khunou Chesa-pat High School, and mem- bers of Progressive Youth Club, United Youth Club, and youths of Kakching Khunou and Umathel have participated in the cycle rally.

Placards like ‘Don’t kill people by big dam,’ ‘Take uniform consent,’ ‘Nothing can compensate the loss of 78 lac of trees and bamboos,’ ‘Nothing can compensate the loss of 25,822 hectares of community forest land,’ etc were displayed by the rallyists. Memorandum to the to the Prime Minister of India, Power Minister, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment and Forest, Government of India and Chief Minister of Manipur was sent through fax after the rally.

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