Imphal: Kumbi Urban Development Committee has demanded the authority of Kumbi Municipal Council to form a management committee to supervise the supply of water to every household under Kumbi Hawwipokpi Water supply scheme.
To discuss the long lasting efforts of KUDC for availability of water supply in every household of Kumbi urban area, a meeting was held some time back at Bishnupur Division Conference Hall which was attended by former Kumbi MLA S Bira, councillors, staff of PHED, Bishnupur division EE among others, the committee informed in a press release.
During the meeting, under constitutional rights to ensure availability of water at urban areas the event of “Handing over and taking over for operation and maintenance of Kumbi Hawaipokpi water supply scheme” was established.
However, KUDC which claimed to be the apex body of local club/NGOs in the press release raised objection against the reluctance to form a committee to supervise the supply of water even though the permission has been granted by PHED Bishnupur Division. In the present circumstances, the committee reminded the councillors of Kumbi Municipal Council that the meeting held on 11th June, 2020 was meaningless.
KUDC has again demanded the formation of the Operation and Maintenance Management Committee before October 5, 2020. It announced its intentions to organize democratic agitation and to lock the Kumbi Municipal Council office as a protest from the following day if its demand is not heeded.