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CM Chang attends state forest ministers’ conference

CM Chang attends state forest ministers’ conference
CM Chang attending the video conference along with department officials.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/17/2020 1:26:27 PM IST

CM Chang, minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Nagaland represented the state at the state forest ministers’ conference on August 17 through video conference. 

In a press release by divisional forest officer and DMU head, NFMP Kohima, Rajkumar M stated that, union minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar chaired the conference which was attended by forest ministers of various states including chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.  Union minister welcomed forest ministers of the states and briefed about various new schemes by central government including the newly announced “project lion” and “project dolphin”.

During the conference, CM Chang said that Nagaland was one of the smallest states in the country but had one of the highest forest covers. He expressed satisfaction over union ministry for taking up new initiatives towards conservation and development of forest resources. He also said that Nagaland had proposed to establish three Nagar Vans under Nagar Van Yojana, two under Kohima municipality and one under Tuensang township. 

He suggested that school nursery scheme can be extended to colleges and universities and under 20 point programme, whereby plantation targets given to the state will be achieved.

Under rejuvenation of 13 major rivers, the minister mentioned that Nagaland was a part of Brahmaputra rejuvenation plan and stakeholder’s consultation had already taken place jointly by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat and state’s Environment, Forest & Climate Change department. He mentioned that Nagaland was ready for implementation in an integrated manner. 

Highlighting about the use of LiDAR technology for project preparation for soil moisture conservation, the minister said that the process was already underway in Nagaland with project site in Mon district identified for the project, for which department had conveyed details about the identified area to FSI and ministry.

Further, CM Chang expressed joy to learn about the launch of national transit portal and assured that the department would initiate preparatory steps for transitioning to national transit pass system.

Meanwhile, Dharmendra Prakash, PCCF & HoFF, Nagaland, Rajkumar M, DFO Kohima and Khelen Samom, WPO were also present during the video conference. 

 

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