KOHIMA: Parliamentary secretary, social welfare and women development Chotisüh Sazo said people of Chokri area were still lacking in many aspects.
He opined that the customary rice cultivation was not an economically sustainable practice and asked the people to stress for more productive pursuits and to have entrepreneurial creativity and proper money management.
He was addressing the Chokri area public organization at a seminar conducted recently at Chetheba Town hall on socio-economic development, where 120 public leaders attended.
He advised leaders to preserve the bio-diversity, to maintain ecological balance and asked them to encourage the young generation to work hard and not to seek easy money.
Secretary urban development, Norman Putsüre stated the greatest gift to man by God was land and its resources, and that Tenyimias were proficient agriculturists but it was no longer economically viable.
He said Chokri area people needed to embark on other fields such as bee keeping, rubber tree plantation, fishery etc.
Among of agriculture department highlighted the different schemes pertaining to the people in the area while S& WC deputy director Vengota Nakro, spoke on conservation of bio-diversity.
Dr. Vilatuo Krutsa, highlighted the benefit of piggery farming.
Vizonyü Meyase also addressed the seminar and stressed on the importance of honesty, humility, politeness etc. The seminar resolved to totally ban hunting (birds, wild animals and fish) all year round in the entire CAPO jurisdiction till further notice.
The organisation cautioned that any person violating the order, arms and hunting equipments would be seized and a fine of `1000 would be imposed.
It further resolved that every household in the entire CAPO jurisdiction would plant at least 10 tree saplings.