Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Mokokchung forest division organises awareness programme

Mokokchung Forest Division and Mill owners of Tuli Industrial Zone jointly organised an awareness programme at Tuli range office June 22.
At the programme, Ailong Phom, range officer, Tuli, in his keynote address said Tuli area was one of the most potential areas in the state as it was blessed with natural resources, geographical convenience and easy accessibility.
Pointing out that every good blessing came with responsibility, he opined that using natural resources and conservation should go hand in hand. In his speech, Green Belt Committee president, Raju Lahoti said the Mill Owners’s Association had full confidence in the programmes and initiatives of the Forest department and assured full support in the effort towards conservation and enhancement of livelihood. Meanwhile, divisional forest officer, Dr. Sentitula stated that it was the responsibility of all the stakeholders to plant more trees to restore and replenish and at the same time to sustain livelihood.
She informed that the Green Belt Committee was formed under the division in collaboration with mill owners of the Industrial Zones under the district. Dr. Sentitula said the committee has been working towards forest conservation and enhancement of livelihood in the area. She further informed that the committee has also been assisting tree farmers in plantation works and the activity of the committee for this year was best farmer award, based on overall performance of the plantation.
At the programme, 10000 tree saplings of fast and mixed species of Melia, Bogipoma, Titachapa and Khokon were handed over to the tree farmers.
The programme was attended by all ward union, village council chairmen, secretaries and village council members of the villages surrounding Tuli and Milak Industrial Zone—Wameken, Merangkong, Kangtsung, Luyong, Chubarongpang, Aopenzu.

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