NSCN-IM bans firecrackers, felling of trees

To protect the fauna from avoidable extinction, the sale of wild animals will be restricted throughout Nagalim, it stated.

 

In view of the exigency to preserve the natural resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the ministry of forest and environment of GPRN has appealed to the Naga people to maintain certain rules.

The GPRN stated in a release that with the COVID-19 having penetrated in Nagalim in a menacing manner, use of fire crackers and other fireworks will be strictly banned to protect the health of the people and the environment. It also banned logging and random cutting down of trees in reserved forest and community protected forest areas.

It also said that the unethical method of fishing and hunting using poisonous chemicals, dynamo and explosives should be replaced by traditional methods of hunting and fishing.

To protect the fauna from avoidable extinction, the sale of wild animals will be restricted throughout Nagalim, it added.

With the advent of the winter season, there is a tendency to go for reckless burning of the forest by individuals and villages. This should be rationalised as the burning of forest affects the environment directly which subsequently affects the ecology, the release said.

It is noticed that there is random excavation of local sands, boulders and gravels from river beds and this should be stopped forthwith as it is damaging the environment, it said.

It further said that the general public is also informed 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. This has necessitated proper monitoring by the concerned ministry to see that the concerned agencies undertaking the projects adhere to the law of environment.

First Published:Nov. 13, 2020, 8:42 p.m.

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