Community Forest Nursery established at Kidima


Dimapur, July 8: The Joint Forest Management Committee of Kidima village constructed a community forest nursery under the FDA programme wherein saplings of locally available tree species was raised. Some of the saplings were planted during the current year in the project side in Jhum areas.
The committee on Monitoring & Evaluation under the chairmanship of Senthil Kumar IFS and ex-officio member, Dr. Kenei IFS visited the project sites in presence of Rongsenlemla Imchen IFS DFO Kohima and the local functionaries on July 5.
The committee members appreciated the efforts of the JFMC and the village council for their efforts in raising the nursery and plantation. Both the officers gave technical advices to the JFMC with regard to sustainable maintenance of nurseries and the plantation.
DFO Kohima said that altogether 15 JFMC’s have raised nurseries in their respective areas in Kohima, Chiephobozou and Tseminyu Ranges under Kohima Division during the current year and plantations were done in the project site sourcing the saplings from the JFMC Nurseries.
She also said that the main objective to raised community nurseries is mainly to instil a sense of responsibility on the community towards environmental awareness and to decrease the pressure on seedling demand on range nurseries and also to bank time for the community.
During the tour, the committee members visited the community nursery, current year plantation site and previous year maintenance site.
(Page News Service)