Lake Loktak In Manipur

August 22, 2011 India Write a Comment 6,395 Views

Fishing At Lake Loktak In Manipur, India.

Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in India, also called the only “Floating lake” Lake Loktak is also called the “floating lake” due to the floating phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matters at various stages of decomposition). The circular ones, called athapums, are artificially created for fishing.

It’s really interesting to watch the people fishing there. They are so calm and concentrated while waiting for their next catch.

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Working in the rice fields near Lake Loktak in Manipur.
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This ancient lake Loktak plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply.
Lake Loktak is also a source of livelihood for the rural fisherman who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis, also known as “phumshongs”.
Lake Loktak is also a source of livelihood for the rural fisherman who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis, also known as “phumshongs”.
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A fishing woman greeted us with a friendly smile.
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A local store right next to Lake Loktak offers all you need – fresh water & few snacks.
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