LKNR to ban deforestation in Liangmai-inhabited areas

The resolution was taken on Wednesday during a mass campaign on forest conservation organised under the supervision of Liangmai Naga Council-Manipur (LNC-M) and Liangmai Pui Naga Ruangdi held at Tamei R Tale Market.


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In view of large-scale degradation of forest cover and environment in Tamei areas which has resulted in residents facing various negative impacts, the Liangmai Naga Katina Ruangdi (LNKR) has resolved to ban deforestation and poppy cultivation in Liangmai-inhabited areas.

The resolution was taken on Wednesday during a mass campaign on forest conservation organised under the supervision of Liangmai Naga Council-Manipur (LNC-M) and Liangmai Pui Naga Ruangdi held at Tamei R Tale Market.

The forest conservation campaign commenced with a mass rally which started from Tamei Police Station and ended at Tamei R Tale Market. Carrying the message of deforestation and its long term impacts to society, it will be the first-ever massive level campaign organised in Tamei.

Speaking at the event, president LNC-M, R Machundoubou stressed on the significance of forests and its ecology. “Over exploitation of forests and their resources would consequently lead people to face enormous challenges for survival in the future,” he said.

Pointing out that people of the Tamei region have started experiencing the impact of forest degradation, R Machundoubou stated that it is high time that pragmatic steps to control forest destruction or deforestation are taken up.

“Taking the campaign as an opportunity, the resolution to ban unchecked logging, poppy cultivation and deforestation was taken,” he said while also informing that no one will be allowed to carry away even a single pile of log after two weeks from today. “Stringent action will be taken up against those who violate the resolution by producing them in their customary court,” he said.

Even the school-going students taking part in the campaign appealed to the people of the region to completely stop deforestation. Mentioning that they have already started experiencing the negative impact of deforestation, the students warned that the conditions would only become severe if appropriate steps to conserve forests are not taken up at the earliest.

The event witnessed the attendance of commanding officer of 4th Bihar regiment, Tamei Post, colonel K Nishant Nair and president of LPNR, Th Priscilla who both presented speeches on the impact of forest degradation. 

First Published:April 14, 2021, 10:41 p.m.

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