SKK undertakes plantation drive
Dimapur, May 22 (EMN): As part of the World Environment Day, Sümi Kiphimi Küqhakulu (SKK), in collaboration with the forest department, organised a plantation day at Yehemi village under Zunheboto district on May 21 on the theme “Our nature: our health, our wealth.”
All the residents including the village council, churches, students enthusiastically participated in the plantation drive.
In a short programme, keynote address was presented by Shikavi Kinimi, Forester-1, Aghunato. He has highlighted on the threat and consequences as a result of deforestation and alarming global warming coupled with the negative effect on preservation of bio- diversity, ecology, flora and fauna, health, nature, water soil etc.
Speaking on the enormous impact of deforestation, he urged the gathering to immediately adopt certain measures to avert the looming threats. He also encouraged the villagers to undertake such programme annually so as yield positive result.
In a short speech, H Kaito Chophy, headman of Yehemi, enlightened the gathering on the initiative undertaken by the village in 2001 to conserve environment. He stated that Yehemi village has reserved two agro land and large area of non-cultivation forest to conserve flora and fauna. He added that the village had imposed total ban on fishing and stated that defaulters are penalised as per the council resolution even to the extent of expulsion.
SKK president, Atokiho Sümi, appreciated Yehimi for coming forward with constructive idea by setting example through human values and resources utilisation. He hoped that the initiative and project would benefit the upcoming generations.
He also appealed the concerned department to tie up with stakeholders who are truly dedicated toward fulfilling the desired objectives. He further urged the forest department to adopt Yehemi village as reforestation and conservation region of flora and fauna.