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Miscreants set fire on plantation area at Molokum
Published on 2 Mar. 2011 12:38 AM IST
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Unidentified miscreants February 27 set on fire a vast stretch of cultivated land and plantation area inside Molokum village under Niuland Sub-division, Dimapur district, it has been reported.
According to information made available, the fire destroyed both timber and food crops of the village. Luckily no human settlement was destroyed in the fire.
The latest incident of fire comes in the backdrop of efforts being made to restrict hunting and burning of jungles by almost all the village councils in Nagaland. Even the Naga political groups have issued strict orders to prevent jungle burning and hunting. Secretary of Molokum Village Chubanukshi has cautioned against such indiscriminate burning of jungles in the village area.
The Molokum village Secretary strongly warned that violators would be sternly dealt with befitting punishment.
The Nagaland government has also issued ban on burning of jungles under any village. Defaulters are liable to pay a fine of Rs.10,000.
The Village Councils concerned have been directed to find out or detect the culprits in order to pay the imposed fine to the government. If the culprit is not detected by the village concerned, under whose jurisdiction jungle burning has taken place, a sum of Rs.10,000/- will be deducted from the development fund for that particular year.
The concerned village functionaries are also directed to give wide publicity in their respective village jurisdiction and town for compliance to this order.

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