Imphal, Feb. 7
An organization called Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Committee, Manipur has expressed serious concern to the excessive cutting of fully grown-up trees at Cheiroaching Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai, as a part of the ongoing Eco-Tourism Development works by Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. beyond the requirement. A press statement of the organization said that their members while visiting the spot found many fully grown trees being cut down unnecessarily even as they have got Environmental clearance.
Stating that such unnecessary cutting of trees beyond requirement is likely to make meaningless about the development works taken up for Eco-Tourism. The organization appealed to government authority to check over the matter.
Meanwhile, Alliance for Development of Alternative Manipur (ADAM) Kakching which had to turn a tonsured Hill – Angan Ching also known as Mahadeva Ching into a greenery zone with many trees being grown restoring the hill into another forest in Kakching district is organizing a brainstorming session for the conservation of the natural resource in the state.
According to Surjit Kshtrimayum, the man behind the innitiative said that after ADAM was established in 2002 they began Sunday Eco Club since 2004 and has been taking up various activities to protect the environment by way of planting trees, cleaning the environment and by spreading awareness campaigns.
The Sunday Eco Club is organizing the brainstorming session at Angan Ching Eco Park on Sunday, February 9. Prof. N. Rajmuhon will be the moderator of the brainstorming session, said Surjit Kshtrimayum , who is the man behind converting the tonsured Angan Ching into a dense forest.