Training -cum- workshop on “Participatory Springshed Development” under the aegis of land resources department Nagaland in collaboration with People’s Science Institute (PSI) Dehradun was held at Ziphenyu village under Tseminyu sub division of Kohima district on June 3.
Representative from 11 districts of the state attended the workshop. Field visit was also part of the workshop. The workshop will culminate on June 4.
Parliamentary secretary for PWD (housing), Er. Levi Rengma who visited the training programme along with the government officials of Tseminyu sub-division appreciated the initiative and optimistic that the concept of springshed development would be very helpful to the state.
He said due to random deforestation and increase in human habitation, water scarcity has been one of the worse affected and water scarcity has been reported in every districts of the state. He stressed on the urgent need to conserve water by developing natural water sources and rain water harvesting structures.
He was optimistic that the concept of springshed development would fetch a huge impact to the declaration of the year 2016 as the “Year of rain water conservation” under Tseminyu division.
Topics being covered at the ongoing workshop at Ziphenyu includes; groundwater and its significance, basis scientific concepts of springs, ground water storage, hydrogeological mapping, community mobilization and participation, participatory planning process and principles, springshed planning & management, water quality testing etc. etc.
The resource persons of the workshop were water quality expert, Aukit Saxena-, Vargish Bamola, geologist, Sreedip Ghosh- geologist, all from People’s Science Institute (PSI) Dehradun.
Earlier, the function was chaired by Northeast Coordinator PSI, Khrolhiweu Tsuhah.