Pumletnpat is a small lake situated about 68 km south of Imphal, the capital of Manipur, and about 45 km from Thoubal. This fresh-water lake is the second largest in the state after Loktak Lake. People situated around this lake depend on fishery products for their livelihood. The lake plays an important role in lives of the towns nearby. There are plenty of small islands on this lake; people started settling on these islands, and the lake is now on the verge of extinction due to human encroachment.