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Nagaland selected for ‘Sustainable land and ecosystem management’
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Published on 18 Sep. 2010 12:55 AM IST
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Global Environment Facility (GEF) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has selected Nagaland for ‘Sustainable land and Ecosystem Management’ in shifting cultivation areas of Nagaland for ecological and livelihood security”. In order to salvage and meet livelihood of Jhumia families as well as to control the existing method of shifting cultivation and restore the degraded eco-system, the Government of Nagaland, department of soil and water conservation in collaboration with UNDP, New Delhi, India earmarked three districts of Nagaland on the basis of frequent intensity of Jhum cycle viz: Mon, Wokha and Mokokchung as GEF-UNDP pilot project for three (2010-2013). The agri and allied departments are involved in the project. As the world gather with the United Nations for MDGs Summit in 2000, the world leaders agreed to achieve the eight MDGs in order to eradicate extreme poverty and its root cause by the year 2015. The citizens around the world expect on these commitments, made evident and audible throughout 2010 and mobilize in the “Stand Up 2010” event from September 17 to 19.

 
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