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Khonoma declared ‘green practice village’

Khonoma declared ‘green practice village’
Kovi Meyase addressing the gathering. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 6 (NPN): | Publish Date: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, Khonoma village has been declared as “green practice village” on June 5.

The declaration was announced by CEO, Kohima Smart City Development Ltd & Administrator, Kovi Meyase at the programme held at Community hall, Terhuotsiese.

It may be recalled that Khonoma Students’ Union (KSU) has decided to ban all the materials made of plastics. 

The  decision was taken on April 22, 2019 after KSU held a meeting with 15 village organizations to discuss ways on beautification and to maintain ‘green’ environment in the village.

Speaking on the occasion, the CEO hoped that the initiative will result in usage of CFL bulbs and managing one’s own wastes efficiently in the village. 

He called upon various organizations to contribute towards the initiative to make it a reality.

He added that the ‘green practice’ was to compliment the already existing protection of flora and fauna, while recalling how the village was recognized by the government in 2005 for its conservation efforts, notably the Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS), which was  later termed it as the first Green Village in Asia.

Meyase hope that the initiative will make youngsters carry the task laid by their forefathers in establishing the village for protection of its resources.

President KSU, Kelhoukholie Khate said the task for ‘Green Practice’ will be undertaken by the student body. While admitting that the task will be “immense”, he was confident that the various organizations will work together for the common goal. 

The president added that the practice will not just limited to banning plastic, but also to continue to protect and preserve wildlife and fauna. 

Khate stated that the Green Practice rules and regulations will be overseen by the KSU, Water and Sanitation (WATSAN), Ecotourism Management Committee (ETMC), Khonoma Youth Organisation (KYO), Village Development Board (VDB), Bio Diversity Management Committee (BMC).

Village Council Chairman Khonoma, Nisamezo Pier acknowledged the union for their contribution in keeping the village clean.

Khonoma Gazetted Officers’ Krotho, Nichükholie Vüprü also spoke at the programme.

Earlier, the programme chaired by Neikedolie Hiekha, chairman ETMC was attended by Green Team Kohima and Thangi Mannen, (Rtd. IAS) and environmentalist. 


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