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NTTU appreciates NSCNs
Published on 14 Aug. 2009 12:41 AM IST
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Nagaland Timber Traders Union (NTTU) has welcomed the recent order of “ministry of forest environment and minerals (FEM)” of NSCN (I-M) and the statement of “GPRN/NSCN ato kilonser” Kitovi Zhimomi, relating to streamlining and checking of rampant “taxation.” NTTU president Kevise Angami, vice president-cum- Dimapur district in-charge Husca Zhimo, Phek district timber association president Sanyi Dukru and Peren district timber trade union president N John Zeliang, said the assurance of ‘GRPN/NSCN’ ato kilonser that all young Naga entrepreneurs undertaking new business ventures would be exempted from “purview of taxes” to build up Naga economy, was a far-sighted statement and one that would usher in positive changes in Naga society. Zhimomi had recently assured the business community that the ‘GPRN/NSCN’ was taking measures to curb “anti-social elements” posing as national workers and intimidating public, especially the business fraternity. The joint statement also said the directive issued by FEM, NSCN (I-M), dated August 5, 2009, to “stop taxation against all forest products in an around Dimapur,” would go a long way in mitigating the plight of hundreds of families dependent on limited timber business. It may be mentioned earlier NTTU had earlier appealed the various Naga national governments to streamline their tax collection on the line of “one goods one tax.” NTTU said the various Naga national governments should heed to the voice of the public if they are really working in the interest of Naga people. Further, the NTTU has lauded all district unions and traders for extending cooperation to its suspension of timber transportation till the demand was fulfilled. Meanwhile, reiterating its demand to the State government for “one Forest check gate each for each district,” the NTTU and its district units have informed that suspension on transportation of timber with effect from July 5, would continue till this demand was fulfilled . NTTU reminded that the State Forest Minister, forest secretary and Forest department had on earlier occasions assured to look into the “demand” of the union.

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