Kohima, November 30: In a beautiful move, the Vertical Garden National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) initiated by Kohima Forest Division (KFD) along the footpath from Classic Island to Box Cutting was inaugurated today.
A total of 600 pots with air purifier plants have been placed along this 750 metre footpath to provide better air quality in the capital town.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force, Department of Forests, Environment & Climate Change, Nagaland, Dharmendra Prakash officially inaugurated the Vertical Garden and also launched the QR code by pasting it on the plaque.
In his address, Prakash appreciated the KFD for the initiative also providing a beautiful ambience and better air quality to the people of the capital town.
He affirmed that the department is working to try to improve the environment and provide fresh air to the people to breathe.
On the maintenance of the Garden, he suggested that DFO Kohima should talk with the Kohima Municipal Council and Kohima Smart City Development Limited.
Meanwhile, the department officials lamented that even as the work was in progress for setting up of the Vertical Garden, unknown miscreants have already stolen several pots with flower, some have left the pot and taken the manure & flower while several flowers were damaged.
In this, the PCCF expressed hope that people would desist from indulging in such activities but continue to protect the flowers and also plant more air purifier plants to eliminate the air pollutants.
The programme was chaired by DFO, Kohima Forest Division, Chisayi while pastor of Viswema Baptist Church, Rev. Lodiho Thapo offered the prayer.
(Page News Service)