Dimapur, January 7: Deputy Commissioner & Chairman DDMA Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A IAS has reiterated that the ban on burning of jungles is still in force in Kohima District till further directions.
In an order, the DC directed all village councils under Kohima District jurisdiction to inform and warn the public to refrain from burning of jungles which leads to serious loss of public property and also disturbs the ecological balance.
Any individual/village found violating the order shall be strictly penalized under relevant sections of law and shall be liable to payment of fines. The VDB grant to the village shall also be withheld till such fines are paid, the order said.
(Page News Service)