Post Mortem

Climate Change: Everyone’s responsibility

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 6/29/2019 12:17:27 PM IST

 Nagaland is blessed with rich natural resources and has rich vegetation. Its resources has not yet fully been utilized nor exploited. But sadly, Nagaland is also a victim of global climate change and has been witnessing its effect over the recent years in different parts of the state like late monsoon shower, drought, flood, rise in temperature,unseasonable rain etc. Of recent, once it is known for most suitable city, Chennai is facing acute water shortage for the past few weeks. The major water reservoirs are dried up which once feeds the entire city. It is alarming and a grave concern that if the government do not take extreme measure to tackle the crisis, it will be a mass holocaust some day. This entire crisis has been blamed for the late monsoon rain and the state government is being questioned for failing to tackle the crisis, but the reason in best known to everyone, Climate Change. It is an eye opener for the state like Nagaland to comprehend and take a preventive measure before the same fate is encountered in future.  Nagaland, being a developing state, depends widely on natural resources and agriculture however it is the responsibility of the Government to give due importance to sustainable development and protecting the environment side by side. The global climate change will not compromise any state or region if extreme measure is not taken at present.

The state capital is one example where half the citizen does not get sufficient water supply although the state has enough fresh river water to feed the entire populace. It is because the state lacks modern mechanism and water management policies. The citizens are compelled to suffer artificial water crisis in all the major district headquarters of the state.  Along with other developmental activities, the Government should give priority in conserving and harvesting rain water and water management policies. Focus should also be made on the construction of water reservoir in every district in order to avert future water crisis. By formulating such policies and programs the citizens should at least enjoy their basic rights and not hamper their developmental activities. The rich natural resources will one day be depleted in not use judiciously. Climate change is a global concern now. It is not only the government alone but a join responsibility of every citizen and various stakeholders who should come forward by imposing moral responsibility in protecting the environment. I am neither an environmentalist nor an activist, as a concern citizen of the state, urging every responsible citizen to combat climate change ‘if you care for your tomorrow’.

Yimau Konyak, 

(yimaukonyak7@gmail.com)

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