Dimapur, December 5: Along with the rest of the world, the Department of Soil and Water Conservation observed World Soil Day today in the Directorate conference hall to re-affirm its focussed attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate sustainable management of soil resources.
The day was formally observed as part of global awareness raising platform for sustainable development and reducing green house gas emission. It was observed to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of natural system and as a vital contributor to human being and other living beings.
Viliehu Nguzh?, Director, Department of Soil and Water Conservation in his short speech deliberated on how the observation of ‘World Soil Day’ came into being with the initiative of International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and value of soil and the role of the department in its protection and preservation.
Speaking on the theme of the day “Greening the Blue”. Zhekheto Awomi, Additional Director, reminded on the essence of soil not just for the agricultural sector but for the entire civilisation. He spoke on the imminent threat posed to the humanity due to soil & water pollution resulting in food insecurity and global climate change. He encouraged the officers and staff to be the solution to soil pollution.
The programme was chaired by Khekiho Shohe, Joint Director and vote of thanks was proposed by Rongsenlemzung, Deputy Director. (Page News Service)