Awareness seminar on JFMC held at Wokha

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Dimapur, April 15: The Forest Development Agency, Wokha organized a one day awareness seminar for Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC) & Frontline Personnel on National Afforestation Programme & Role of JFMC at Forest Colony Community Hall, Wokha on Friday.
DFO Wokha, Zuthunglo Patton, IFS while briefing on the salient features of National Afforestation Programme (NAP) said the purpose of organizing the event is to sensitize the community about the rehabilitation of degraded forests and other areas by institutionalizing participatory forest management and supplementing livelihood improvement. She mentioned about the active participation of the villagers in creation, management and protection plantation to achieve ecological needs with sustainable productivity of wood and other NTFP.
Patton also apprised the JFMC about proper maintenance of register like membership, cash nursery and assets for transparency. Alikhum JFMC and Longsachung JFMC were awarded the Best Performing Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC), while Merapani and Wokha Range were awarded the Best Performing Range respectively by the DFO.
RFO, Merapani, Punseni Khing highlighting on the role of JFMC said, villagers should actively participate in protection of forests, buffering layers, awareness, improvement rapport between people and department, timely information to department during emergencies, quality execution of work and social awakening. (Page News Service)