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Manipur announces Loktak lake ‘clean up’; locals fear loss of fishing commons

On grounds of rejuvenating the Loktak lake in Manipur, the Loktak Development Authority (LDA), on July 18, issued a 15-day ultimatum to remove homestays, huts, and athaphums (artificial structures of biomass used for aquaculture). Following the notification, conflict emerged between the authority and the local community, including fishers and homestay owner/operators, that stands to be impacted by this move. […]