Seminar on ‘Adopting Sustainable Land Management Practices’ held at Lirmen
Dimapur, February 15
In commemoration of National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) 2014-15, Humane Touch organized a seminar on the theme, “Adopting Sustainable Land Management Practices on February 14 at Lirmen Village, Mokokchung where Anik Langu, Assistant Horticulture Officer, who was the resource person, spoke on the adverse and uneconomical effects of Jhum cultivation which needs to be followed by some land management practices such as contour bunding, bench terracing, afforestation etc for reclaiming the soil as well as sustaining the productivity of the land.
Meren Imchen, Scientist ‘B’, Nagaland Pollution Control Board sensitized the villagers on the topic “cleanliness & etiquettes”. In a community, maintaining a clean environment is very much important both in rural and urban areas. Littering of waste is not only an eyesore to the passerby but it also degrades environment and pollutes water bodies, which can also spread various water borne diseases, he added.
Imcha Longkumer, Treasurer HT & Social Activist also spoke on the occasion where he mentioned about the pioneers from Lirmen village who have brought laurels and honour to the village in different fields. He opined the need for retrospection and to learn from the life of past leaders for the advance and betterment of the society.
The programme was chaired by Lima Longchar, invocation by Rev. Mar. Pastor, Lirmen Baptist Church. Vote of thanks was proposed by Peter Longkumer, Joint Secretary, Humane Touch. A joint meeting of Lirmen Village Council and Humane Touch was held where issue pertaining to the village was discussed.
The society acknowledged the Regional Resource Agency (RRA)- Nagaland Pollution Control Board for the technical, logistic as well as financial support.