Imphal, India: The Loktak Development Authority (LDA) in India announced to map exact area of Loktak, the biggest fresh water lake in north-east India. The announcement was made by the LDA Chairman and Manipur’s Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.
When Loktak Lake was first declared as Ramsar site in 1990, its area was said to be 266 square Kilometres. However, it was reported that the area of Loktak Lake has shrunk to 236 square Kilometres in the last 20 years.
This report prompted the Manipur state government to measure its exact area. After ascertaining the exact boundary of Loktak Lake by using GPS, poles indicating boundary of the lake would be erected. This would be followed by re-acquisition of lost areas by the state’s Revenue Department.
Source: The Sangai Express