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World Forestry Day in Dimapur
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR
Published on 22 Mar. 2010 10:39 AM IST
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Keeping its motto to safeguard environment and ecological balance, Green Succession of Nagaland State (Green-SONS) joined the rest of the country in observing the World Forestry Day at Government College Dimapur here on Sunday.
Raising concern over deteriorating climate and its effects the Green-SONS planted trees in and around the college campus. The tree plantation was led by chief guest of the function, Divisional Forest Officer Dimapur, Kocha Meyase IFS and guest of honour, principal Kilenkaba Memorial College, Th. Sharat Singh.
Kocha Meyase said that protection of forest was the need of the hour and lauded the organizer for observing the programme in a befitting manner. On the occasion, he also brought to the notice about the government’s role, which included setting up of Eco Club in Government Primary and Middle Schools to spread importance on preserving the forest.
While stating that total geographical area should be covered at least by 60 percent of green forest but only 30 percent had been covered, Kocha Meyase lamented on the encroachment taking place at Zoological Park, Rangapahar.
Of the 476 hectares of land belonging to the forest department at Zoological park, the department was now left with only 176 hectares while the rest has been encroached. He called upon the Green-SONS to extend help in preserving the Zoological Park.He also assured that the department of forest will extend support to Green-SONS when they organise programme in future. Principal Kilenkaba Memorial College, Rh. Sharat Singh expressed view on the topics, “Forest averting climatic change”.

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