Project of Rs 25.58 crores approved for Development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in Manipur

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The Ministry of Shipping have given approval for the development of Loktak Inland Water ways improvement project in Manipur under the central sector scheme.

 The estimated cost of the project is Rs 25.58 crores. The Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in North east located at Moirang in Manipur.

 The project will develop the Inland water transport connectivity in North East States and give boost to the tourism sector.

Know! about Loktak Lake

Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it.

The lake is located at Moirang in Manipur state, India.

Located on this phumdi, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world.

 The park is the last natural refuge of the endangered Sangai deer (state animal)