State Forest Ministers’ conference held

CM changDimapur, August 17: The State Forest Ministers’ conference was held on Monday through video conference under the chairmanship of Union Forest Minister, Prakash Javadekar. Nagaland Forest Minister, CM Chang represented Nagaland in the conference.
In the conference, the union minister mentioned about the various new schemes initiated by the Central Government including the newly announced ‘Project Lion’ and ‘Project Dolphin’.
In the conference, CM Chang mentioned that Nagaland is one of the smallest states in the country but has one of the highest forest cover among the states. He expressed happiness that the union ministry is taking up new initiatives towards conservation and development of forest resources.
The minister said that Nagaland has proposed to establish three Nagar Vans under Nagar Van Yojana – two under Kohima municipality and one under Tuensang township. He also suggested that school nursery scheme can be extended to colleges and universities also.
Under the 20-Point programme, the minister said that the plantation targets given to the State will be achieved. Under rejuvenation of 13 major rivers, the minister mentioned that Nagaland is a part of the Brahmaputra Rejuvenation Plan and stakeholder’s consultation has already taken place jointly by the Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat and the State’s Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department.
Highlighting the use of LiDAR technology for project preparation for soil moisture conservation, Chang said that the process is already underway in Nagaland with project site in Mon district being identified for the project, for which the Department has already conveyed the details about the identified area to FSI and the ministry.
Chang further expressed happiness to learn about the launch of National Transit Portal and assured that the department will initiate preparatory steps for transitioning to the National Transit Pass System.
PCCF & HoFF, Nagaland, Dharmendra Prakash; DFO Kohima, Rajkumar M and WPO, Khelen Samom, were also present during the video conference. (Page News Service)