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Community fishing at Doyang river
Correspondent DOYANG, APR 16 (NPN)
Published on 17 Apr. 2010 12:18 AM IST
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Minister for Roads & Bridges Kaito Aye on Friday made a clarion appeal for preservation of state’s rich ecology and bio-diversity. The minister said the state’s flora and fauna witnessed a decreasing trend due to the lack of knowledge on preserving the nature and the advantages it held for the entire human race.
Speaking to villagers of Longidang, under Wokha district and Shena, under Zunheboto district which organized a joint indigenous community fishing at Doyang river, Kaito said the DAN government was committed towards all round development of the state in all sectors and sought cooperation of all sections of people towards achieving this.
Lauding the two villages for maintaining the tradition of holding joint community fishing programme since its establishment, the minister further urged the villagers to set an example to other Naga tribes and maintain peaceful co-existence between the two villages.
The minister expressed regret that even after two years of government’s approval to set up an EAC headquarter at Saptiqa, there was still delay in inaugurating the EAC office. He however said any differences arising due to constituency-administration factors in that area should be resolved for the betterment of the people belonging to the area.
The minister donated two lakh rupees to Tapu Union who in turn submitted a memorandum to the minister asking for construction of a bridge over the newly inaugurated agri link road and its maintenance.
Short speech was delivered by minister for planning T. R. Zeliang Y. Patton and parliamentary secretary, irrigation and flood control. Additional Commissioner, Nagaland K. N. Ngullie chaired the programme while Kuputo Achumi acted as secretary.
Earlier in the morning, upon his arrival at the river, the minister inaugurated Longidang-Shena Agri link road constructed under NREGA. Later, Kaito, accompanied by minister for Planning T. R. Zeliang and host of parliamentary secretaries and MLAs took part in the indigenous community fishing programme.
Over one thousand villagers, both young and old, from both Shena and Longidang village thronged river for fishing after over two hundred men pounded barks of a plant called “aitsu” or “aichi” in Sumi language in unison.

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