Annual Review Meeting Conducted Under DMU Kiphire

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An Annual Review Meeting was conducted under DMU Kiphire at Forest Office complex on Wednesday.

The Annual Review Meeting is organized every year as part of the Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP) review exercise to evaluate the activities initiated in the past one year for its onward submission to the higher authority for its appraisal.

The NFMP project is a ten-year project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) beginning in 2017 for the improvement of forest ecosystem through conservation involving the community in the selected villages under each district.  The project also intends to support the establishment of Self Help Group (SHG) through the creation of Income Generation Activities (IGA) and thus reducing the biotic pressure on forest resources. The NFMP project is headed by Shri. Dharmendra Prakash, IFS, Chief Project Director, NFMP, PCCF & HOFF, forest Department Nagaland.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC) of 8 (eight) villages namely Anatongre, Yangzitong, Penkim, Keor, Pokphur, Bilongkyu, Old Resithsi and Seyochung village. The meeting was chaired by DFO cum DMU head, Kiphire. It was also attended by SDO(C) Kiphire (Hq) as the DC Representative. Meanwhile, the welcome address was delivered by Shri. Rajesh Kumar IFS, DMU Head where he expressed his happiness on positively responding to the call for the meeting at short notice. It was later followed by the power point presentations from the respective staffs. The representatives from all the village JFMCs also spoke about this project and conveyed their satisfaction about the project implementation.

Short speech was also delivered by James T. Khulu SDO(C) Kiphire(Hq) and during the speech, he called on the gatherings to conserve forest eco system and to work tireless for the common good of the people. He encouraged the participants to cultivate sense of responsibilities and belongingness so as to make this project a successful venture. He also urged the participants especially JFMC members not to be discouraged by obstacles but to take it as a challenge for the good of the future generation.

Lastly, vote of thanks was delivered by Khumliba, FR-1 where he thanked the participants for their continuous support and effort to make the meeting a grand success.

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