Dimapur, November 11 (MExN): The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) has reiterated its commitment to the preservation and protection of natural bio-diversity and its flora and fauna.
To that end, the AYO Presidential Council had adopted a resolution on September 30, 2017 which reaffirmed an earlier resolution passed on August 7, 2010, with regard to protection of environment.
Reproducing the resolution for the information of the general public, the AYO in a press release by its President Neinguvotuo Krose and Environment Secretary Mhiesirieto Punyü informed that the resolution “shall be implemented effective immediately in every Angami area/jurisdiction.”
Among others, the resolution strictly prohibited the burning of jungle and also imposed a total blanket ban on usage of air gun.
The sales of pellets for air gun are also totally discouraged, the resolution said.
It further advised all the stone crushers, quarries, car wash and vehicle repair workshops to maintain maximum distance from the main highway and roads.
“Relaxation of hunting period is strictly a prerogative of the concerned village and youth organizations in the event of any life threatening and livelihood matters,” it added.
The AYO further cautioned that “the defaulters shall be sternly panelised and penalisation shall be effected by the concerned unit/range youth organisations.”