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Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project

India India
Area Of Operation
Water and Sanitation Water and Sanitation

Quick Facts

Financing Approval Date
18 July 2022
Current Limit of NDB Financing
USD 70.27 million
The Republic of India
Project Entity
Government of Manipur

More About This Project

The Lamphelpat area, in the west part of Imphal – the capital city of Manipur, faces the problem of urban floods during the rainy season due to reduction in detention capacity of the Lamphelpat waterbody. Coping measures undertaken in the form of pumping to drain water during rainy days are not adequate and the area remains waterlogged for many days every year. The annual floods result in loss of property, infrastructure, and damage to human health while negatively impacting the biodiversity in the area. Thus, there is an urgent need to enhance the water detention capacity of Lamphelpat waterbody and restore the stormwater drainage system and channels / streams in the catchment area to prevent flooding.

The Project will develop Lamphelpat waterbody to increase its water detention capacity, restore stormwater drainage system and channels / streams in the catchment area, improve water security in Imphal by utilization of stored water in Lamphelpat waterbody as additional source of drinking water, and construct green spaces, arc bridge, biodiversity zone and tourism facilities around Lamphelpat waterbody to develop tourism potential of the area. The Project will also enhance environmental and flood management capacity in Imphal through operationalization of real time flood management system with a command center.

The Project will contribute to improved quality of life and urban sustainability in Imphal city through prevention of floods, improvement of water security, enhancement of environmental situation, and promotion of eco-tourism. The Project is expected to contribute primarily to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 Climate Action, specifically target 13.1 (Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries). It could also directly contribute to the achievement of SDG 11 Sustainable cities and Communities, and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.

The Project is estimated to be implemented over 5 years. Government of Manipur will be the Project Entity and will implement the Project through its Water Resources Department. Contractors for the Project will be selected through a competitive and transparent bidding process.

The Project has been classified as Category B in accordance with the NDB Environment and Social Framework. Key environmental and social (E&S) impacts are associated with dredging of marshy areas of the existing waterbody, resettlement of land users in the vicinity of the Project, disposal of dredged material, and occupational health and safety. Adherence to country systems and implementation of E&S management plans, including the E&S Impact Management Plan will minimize and mitigate these impacts.

Source of Fund Amount
USD 70.27 million
Government of Manipur
INR 1,300 million
NDB Borrower Project Entity
Public Sector Department

Garvit Sah

Ministry of Finance of Government of India Name

Prasanna V Salian

Government of Manipur

Irom Royal