NVCO on World Environment Day
Dimapur, June 4: The Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO), on the occasion of the World Environment Day, reminded people about the importance of nature and action for the protection of the environment.
NVCO President Kezhokhoto Savi stated that the ‘World Environment Day’ is celebrated across the globe to tell people that nature should not be taken for granted and must be respected for its values.
Savi further stated that the time has come for citizens to develop a sense of urgent need to protect the environment
He stated that it was disheartening Nagaland was among ‘the worst performing States and UTs’ as per the assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index and Dashboard 2020-21 which is tabulated annually by NITI Aayog in order to evaluate the progress of States and Union Territories on the basis of social, economic and environment criteria.
Savi said that “we are failing on our part in replacing the trees that we have cut or cleared the thick forest/jungle around us either for development or construction of roads and in order to fight for the menace of global warming, vigorous efforts should be made such as to discourage activities or development or business such as stone quarry, stone crusher, etc. which caused damages to environment”.
He called for the protection of rivers and their related ecosystems as well as searching for new sources of water, even in the form of preserving trees in the jungle and rocks in the rivers. (Page News Service)