IMPHAL: The Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh released a 20 minute documentary film on Friday on “Wetlands of Manipur” produced by Forest Department, Manipur under Nature Learning Centre, National Mission on Himalayan Studies, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India.
The film was released in presence of Dr. Suhel Akhtar, Addl. Chief Secretary, Kereilhouvi Angami, PCCF & HoFF, Anurag Bajpai, Addl. PCCF and Ms. Waikhom Romabai, DCF/ Research, Silviculture & Training Division, Government of Manipur.
The film focussed on the major wetlands of Manipur both in hills and valley region namely, Loktak, Zaimeng, Zeilad, Pumlen, Ikop, Waithou, Lamjao, Karung Pat, Yaral Pat, etc. It also highlighted the present conditions of the wetland, role played by the wetlands in maintaining the ecosystem equilibrium and supporting livelihood, bio-diversity and threats being faced by the wetlands. The film also emphasized the socio-cultural relationship of wetlands with the Manipuri society.