DFO Kohima and local community with plastic chairs and saplings distributed on June 11 at Kohima Range Office.
Kohima, June 11 (MExN): As a part of the ‘Livelihood Development & Plantation Program’, Kohima Forest Division organized awareness cum distribution programme on June 11 at Kohima Range Office. The awareness programme was mainly to strengthen local institutions, JFMCs and women societies (SHG) involved in natural resource management.
DFO Kohima Rongsenlemla Imchen appreciated the efforts of the local institutions and highlighted the importance of their role in protecting the forests and the environment sustainably in relation to livelihood security. The department, she said, is putting all its efforts to take initiatives in livelihood improvement as these are the challenges with regard to forest protection and conservation.
During the programme, plastic chairs and various economically valued species of saplings were distributed to the local institutions to build up their capacity as well as for their livelihood activities.
The local institutions and the SHGs appreciated the division and the department for the initiatives and said that they would give all their effort to satisfy the objectives of forest and environment conservation, according to a press release.
It reminded that the “livelihood development” programme is divided into several phases initiated by Kohima Forest Division.
The first phase was held in March 2018 wherein seed money were distributed to selected SHGs to raise nurseries and plantation and also to supplement their activities in raising organic crops for their livelihood.
The next phase will be held in the subsequent months depending on site inspection, progress and report.