Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Forest officials from HP visit Nagaland

Officials from the department of Forest, Himachal Pradesh visited Nagaland on September 8 and 9 to study the best practices followed under the Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP) which is assisted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The officials were led by APCCF and CPD, JICA (PIHPFEM & L), Nagesh Kumar Guleria, APCCF (Management) Dr. Sushil Kumar Kapta and joint secretary to the government of Himachal Pradesh, Parveen Taak. In a press release, Kohima Forest Division media cell informed that the team held a meeting with Project Monitoring Unit on September 8 wherein, PCCF &HoFF, Dharmendra Prakash and project directors explained about the NFMP project.
The team also visited Terogvunyu village on September 9 accompanied by CF (NTC), Rongsenlemla Imchen, DFO Kohima Rajkumar M. and DMU team.
Upon their arrival at Terogvunyu, the DFO apprised the officials on the historical importance of Naga village gates, construction of which is ongoing under the project in the village as a part of “Entry Point Activity.”
During a brief interaction with Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC), Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and members of the village in the council hall, CF (NTC) expressed gratitude to the officials for visiting the village.
The officials also checked the registers maintained by JFMCs and encouraged them to keep up the good work.
Meanwhile, DFO highlighted how JICA assisted NFMP was making positive impact in the project villages and explained about the innovations done by Kohima division. The officials also visited Forestry Intervention Models area, followed by a brief halt at FMU office Tseminyu, after which, they proceeded to Wokha and Mokokchung accompanied by the CF (STC).