Dimapur, November 13: In view of the exigency connected with the necessity to preserve natural resources in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, the NSCN (IM) has strictly banned the use of fire crackers and other fireworks as normally seen during the festive season of Diwali as it matters the health of people and the environment.
It also banned logging and random cutting down of trees in the Reserved Forest and community protected forest.
Viewing the unethical method of fishing and hunting using poisonous chemicals, dynamo and explosives seriously, the NSCN (IM) said traditional methods of hunting and fishing should be applied as this prevents excessive killing and thereby wastage.
It also restricted sale of wild animals throughout Nagalim to protect our fauna from avoidable extinction.
It said with the advent of winter season there is tendency to go for reckless burning of forest by individuals and villages and added this should be rationalized as burning of forest affect our environment directly which subsequently unbalance our ecological system.
The NSCN (IM) also prohibited random excavation of local sands, boulders and gravels from river beds as it is damaging the environment, according to a press release issued by Salem Yang Gangmei, Kilonser, Ministry of Forest & Environment.
The organization further informed the general public that in the name of taking up development projects, there is random exploitation of rivers, forests and lands in large scale in towns and villages, which has necessitated proper monitoring by the concerned ministry to see that the concerned agencies undertaking the projects adhere to the law of environment. (Page News Service)