KIMIN: Doimukh MLA Tana Hali has called upon the people of the State to create an environment for maintaining the ecological balance by planting more trees and conserving aquatic life.
Hali, who reached Hawa Camp near here to participate in a fingerlings release and mass plantation programme organized by the Jumi Komasiki Cher Green Plus Society (JKCGPS), said that “water pollution causes harmful effects on the ecological well-being of the native fish population resulting in the decrease in its population and species.”
Requesting the people of the area to plant as many saplings as possible, the MLA stressed keeping one’s surroundings clean and eco-friendly.
“Due to unhealthy surroundings, people get infected with various harmful diseases. Not only this, but for a better future and to check global warming we have to preserve nature at her best,” he said while appealing to the people to avoid rampant tree cutting.
Kimin additional deputy commissioner Likha Teji said that the people should take sapling plantation as a social responsibility. Informing that around one lakh fingerings were released during the day, the ADC added that the Papum Pare administration would soon be initiating a movement for the preservation of fishes in the area. Teji, however, lamented that the unplanned construction of a dam in the area has severely impacted the fish population.
“Around 60 per cent of the fish in the river has died, so along with the NEEPCO authority we are planning to release different species of fishes in the river,” he said, adding that the motive behind the programme is to spread awareness on the value of aquatic life and trees.