State government is considering Tuli-Changki- Sanis- Nuiland road as an economically important road for the three district of Mokokchung, Mon and Longleng to connect Dimapur without passing through Assam.
In a written reply to I. Imkong, MLA, minister for road and brides G. Kaito Aye said Rs.727 lakhs were already spent under E & I Scheme 2001-02 for this important road for up-gradation and connectivity.
The minister also disclosed that Rs.229 lakhs has been provided under different road sectors in 29th Jangpetkong assembly constituency during 2003-09 and 2009-10.
Minister for forest M.C Konyak said Nagaland was also affected by climate changes by it being part of the global world. The evidence was un-seasonal rains, drought or failure of monsoon/scanty rains, increase in local weather temperature and altitudinal incidence of insects. The extreme weather unpredictabilities being observed over the last four years is definitely attributed to climate change.
Replying to MLA, C. Apok Jamir, the minister said steps such as afforestation in jhumlands, protection and preservation of the existing natural forests, awareness creation of alternative sources of energy for cooking, heating, lightning, improved method of using fire wood to address the global warming phenomena and its climatic impacts were taken.
The minister also said that state environment policy was being drafted. Community biodiversity conservation, betel nut leaf vine tree, projects would be implemented during 2009-10, Nagaland Pollution Control Board will be strengthened with infrastructure, funding, JICA funding was being accessed for rural livelihood issues, afforestation etc. The steps taken would be used to address vulnerability of rural people of Nagaland. Nagaland intend to contribute in the global effort against global warming by maintaining the existing forest cover at 82.75 % of its geographical area and also increase the productivity of the dense and moderate dense forest cover.