Shyamkumar appeals Mao villagers for environmental conservation
Pothashang News Service: Senapati, October 20, 2018: Manipur forest and environment minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar on Friday was given a rousing welcome by the villagers last night when he visited the Tobumai village, Mao Assembly Constituency in Senapati district.
The minister along with PHED and printing and stationary minister of Losii Dikho, visited the village after attending the Cabinet meeting and other functions at Kangpokpi district yesterday. Dikho is also the local MLA of the area.
Addressing the villagers of Tobumai at St Peter’s Church, minister Shyamkumar highlighted the importance of environmental conservation. He called upon the villagers to come forward and contribute in combating global warming by conserving and protecting the environment and wildlife.
He stressed on the importance of environmental protection and stated that the conservation is correlated to human survival. He said if the environment is destroyed in the hills than its adverse effect will be felt not only in the hills but also in the valley.
Speaking on the schemes and projects provided by the State and Central Government, he urged the local villagers to come forward and get the benefits provided by the various departments under him. He handed to the villagers a cheque of Rs 10 lakhs provided by the environment directorate for making a water conservation body in the area.
He also assured to the villagers that the Forest Department will provide saplings including yongchak for plantation at the hills and near the surroundings of the water body. The Minister concluded his speech by stating that public support is needed for success of any project/programme implemented by the Government.
Dikho also interacted with the villagers in the local dialect and addressed their grievances. Local leaders and villagers also attended the welcome function at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tobumai village.