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Plastic free community nursery inaugurated at Kijumetouma village

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/27/2019 11:53:41 AM IST

A plastic free community nursery constructed at Kijumetouma by the village community and sponsored by Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Kohima Forest Division, was inaugurated during a routine inspection by department officials on June 27. 

According to DIPR report, DFO Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen appreciated the community for their cooperation in forest conservation and also for raising the first plastic free community nursery in the entire district. 

She said successful implementation of a plastic free nursery in a village was a step forward in fulfilling the objective of the department to reduce the single use plastic footprint. 

Pezaneino, Forest Ranger highlighted on the technical aspect of sapling transplantation on the field with regard to minimizing transplantation shock and proper management of nursery saplings. 

The village community has raised around 5000 saplings of flowering and fruiting species in cloth bags and biodegradable containers. A plantation drive programme will take place in next few days sourcing the plastic free saplings from the nursery.

 

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