Dimapur, July 1: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has reiterated the strict ban on jungle burning and deforestation in all Angami area/jurisdiction.
In a press release, AYO president Kekhrie Pfukha and secretary, environment, Neiba Bio reiterated the 16th June, 2017 AYO presidential council resolution comprising of all range and villages at Kisama, and as per the standing Government orders.
“We are committed towards the preservation and protection of our natural bio-diversity and its flora and fauna. We hold outmost importance today to save our fragile environment from further destruction. It is our sincere resolve to do the best we can to assist and contribute towards this endeavour,” it said while seeking cooperation from all to play an effective role in this initiative.
The youth organization also banned usage of air gun, and discouraged the sale of pellets.
On relaxation of hunting period, AYO said it is strictly a prerogative of the concerned village and youth organizations in the event of any life threatening and livelihood matters. However, it noted that this season is the most crucial period for wild animals and plants.
AYO also advised stone crushers, quarries, car wash and vehicle repair workshop to maintain maximum distance from the main highway and roads.
Warning that defaulters shall be sternly penalized and penalization shall be effected by the concerned unit or range youth organizations, the AYO said the resolution shall be implemented in every Angami area/jurisdiction. (Page News Service)