Manipur, June 16 -- Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Awangbow Newmai on Tuesday called for active participation of the public in the conservation efforts undertaken by the government.

Newmai was speaking on the sidelines of inspection of the periphery of Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sendra, ongoing projects at the vicinity and to examine the feasibility of upcoming projects in the near future.

The minister said that the state is fortunate to have a water body like the Loktak Lake, which is the largest freshwater lake in the entire North East region.

Stating that people of Manipur have tremendously benefited from the Loktak Lake, he stressed on the need to save the lake with collective efforts. He said that t...