Representative Image: A World Water Day awareness campaign by DC & DEO Zunheboto. (Photo courtesy: CEO Nagaland/Facebook)
Zunheboto, March 22 (MExN): The office of the District Soil Conservation Officer Zunheboto under the aegis of SLUB observed World Water Day under the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’ in availing safe fresh water on March 22 at the DSCO Zunheboto conference hall. The programme was held in collaboration with the allied water users departments i.e. Environment, Forests and Climate change, Public Health Engineering, Land Resources and water Resources Departments with the aim “to invoke greater awareness among the general public at the grass root levels.”
Various non-governmental organizations such as Sumi Hoho and ANPSA Zunheboto unit participated in the programme.
During the function, with the approval of the Deputy Commissioner of Zunheboto Shanavas C, IAS a committee constituting of members from various water users department was formed to formulate a strategic action plan on water resources of the district.
The Deputy Commissioner of Zunheboto Shanavas C, IAS in his, speech emphasized on the scarcity of water in the district and the state in general in spite of the fact that the north east region receives one of the highest rainfall in the world. He stressed on the need to sensitize the people at the grass root on the importance of water and ways and means to conserve it at the household level. He urged the departments to counteract the problems causing water scarcity, which according to him are, pollution, misuse of water and climate change. He further commented on the need to educate the students on the awareness of climate change and water usage.
A press release issued by Khekiho Shohe, DSCO & Joint Director Soil & Water Conservation Dept, Zunheboto stated that the programme was chaired by chaired by Liza S Yepthomi, followed by power point presentation on status of water in Zunheboto district by various water users departments and ended with vote of thanks from Tsuamki L Yimchunger, JSCO.