The valedictory programme on “Participatory Springshed Development” under Participatory Ground Water Management (PGWM) organized by department of land resources Nagaland in collaboration with people’s Science Institute (PSI) Dehradun was held at the conference hall of the directorate of Land Resources, Kohima on Tuesday. This was a culmination programme of the earlier workshop-cum-training held at Ziphenyu village from May 30 to June 4.
Secretary, Land Resources Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS, in his address said that such training programme would boost the department activities in serving the general public where a state like Nagaland needed to enhance the quantity and quality of water. He said though the department has less manpower it has achieved much, even to the extent of the ministry officials at the centre.
Encouraging the participants on the successful training, he urged them to deliver their best service with all the resources available. He said quality and effective delivery system was more important than the budget or fund allocated for the department. He reminded the gathering that with a humble beginning the department would improve the living standard of the people by enhancing the quantity and quality of water in the state.
The director, Land Resources, Mhathung Yanthan in his keynote address thanked the team from People Science Institute (PSI) Dehradun, for partnering with the department and enhancing the knowledge on Springshed development in the state. He congratulated the trainees saying that they were fortunate and privileged to be a part of this initiative and also urged them to leave a lasting legacy for the future generation through their active participation.
He also said that due to massive deforestation, climate change and various other factors the springs are drying and so the onus is on us to revive and rejuvenate the springs by specifically creating awareness. He further requested the department staff and all to understand the utmost importance of this very initiative.
Power point presentation was delivered by participants from all 11 (eleven) districts regarding the activities carried out by the trainees in the 11 selected villages. They highlighted the problems faced by the villagers and also identified the different springs and the measures to be taken to revive and rejuvenate the identified springs.
The programme was chaired by KhrolhiweuTsuhah, (PSI), Dehradun, welcome address was delivered by, dy. director, Land Resources Albert Ngullie while addl. director Land Resources Hoto Yeptho proposed vote of thanks.
Around 40 participants including DPOs/APOs, WDT (M) from all districts, the team members from PSI Dehradun and others participated at the culmination workshop cum training programme. Altogether 11 villages from each district were selected under this pilot project in the state.