IFCD comes under scathing attack
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 07: Opposition MLA Dr Nimaichand Luwang fired pot shots at the IFCD over the shoulder of the encroachments witnessed everywhere in the capital city while Andro AC MLA S Chandro expressed deep resentment over the conduct of the IFCD in his constituency during the Assembly session today.

Taking part in the discussion for passing the demands of IFCD (Rs 71,18,50,000), Stationery and Printing (Rs 2,56,61,000), Art and Culture (Rs 5,33,47,000) and State Academy Training (Rs 65,56,000), Dr Nimaichand Luwang said that the IFCD is only obsessed with fighting the flood menace in Imphal which is caused by encroachment.

Taking pot shots at the administrative reports of the IFCD, Dr Nimaichand Luwang said that the Flood Control Department is only fixated with Merakhong, Waishel Maril and other minor projects while keeping aside major water ways such as Imphal river, Iril river and Thoubal river which caused havoc in the valley districts last year.

On the recurrent flood in Imphal, Dr Nimaichand Luwang said that main factor for the flood is nothing but due to rampant encroachment on public land which has dealt a death blow to the natural drainage system locally known as ‘khongbans’.

In a mocking tone, the MLA said Imphal should be allowed to remain submerged under water for some time.

Taking further digs at the IFCD, Dr Nimaichand Luwang said that IFCD Minister N Mangi is a good orator and may come out with some convincing explanations but the fact remains that the IFCD has failed on all front.

Andro AC MLA S Chandro however preferred to take recourse to some tongue lashing of the IFCD.

Going on the offensive, the MLA said that ever since he was elected to the Assembly ten years back he has not seen any IFCD project being completed successfully and added that till today Khuga project is yet to be completed.

The construction of the project has rendered all the roads at Andro unfit for human use, he said adding that Khuga project was taken up 20 years back but till today there is nothing to show that the work has progressed at all.

The MLA further said that the people of his constituency have had to face a lot of inconveniences due to the incomplete project.