Some of those who voted YES had this to say:
• Yes Nagaland government is doing its best to reduce logging in our state. When we compare with situation before I think it has reduced drastically.
• Yes. The government is of the people and for the people and by the people and it is doing splendid job checking illegal logging.
Some of those who voted NO had this to say:
• Not at all. The forest cover in Nagaland is rapidly decreasing by the state government seems least bothered. Some radical measures need to be taken if not we will lose our natural resources because losing our forest to logging also means losing our biodiversity.
• No chance at all. I dont think its in their list of priority. We see the maximum logging come out of Peren district. What does that say?
• No land of khusi khusi….might is right…no rule of law in Nagaland…govt too busy making money from bogus projects on paper
• No the government is not serious about the illegal logging. All kind of stakeholders are involved in illegal logging from govt officials to politicians to army officers to underground leaders. The logging business is lucrative and the govt has no will to deal with it.
• No, Because it’s so inefficient. There’s absolutely no sense of service, but only greed! Sad sad sad… this is Nagaland…
• Govt will never do that. Why kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?
• No, because nagaland government not to make any right decision.
• No. The government is too bus for the next elections. Logging is the least of its worries!
Some of those who voted OTHERS had this to say:
• The Nagaland government seems too busy and distracted with other things and so has no time with logging issues. They are busy trying to stay in power and some others are busy preparing for elections.
• The forest cover is fast disappearing in our state. Unless strict action is taken there will be no more forest in Nagaland. There are too many stake holders involved in logging. There are those illegal loggers, politicians, bureaucrats, underground and even police and army interests in the logging business.
• In our state people don’t know what is legally sanctioned logging and what is illegal logging. Unless the government educates the masses there will be confusion. They first need to know the difference between this two.