Breaking News – #Climate Change in Nagaland’s path

Posted on February 22, 2011

Kohima | February 21 : Undoubtedly, the Nagaland government’s effort to frame an action plan against Climate Change by April 2011 in line with the National Action Plan on Climate Change is a step in the right direction. It is so especially for the fact that there have been many talking points through seminars, workshops or conclaves on the need to draw a common goal to combat climate change and foster sustainable development. At the grass root level also, efforts are on to restrict hunting and burning of jungles by almost all the village councils in the state.
In 2010, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio assured the assembly session that the DAN government was committed to addressing Climate Change ‘to preserve the environment’ while enabling grass-root level institutions and communities to facilitate ‘green governance’.
While saying that the state faces numerous Climatic Change challenges that require strong redress: These redress require appropriate decision-making and government regulations that integrate land use planning to economic development, public health, transportation and better education system that encourage and strengthen community partnership in developmental decisions.
Further, Rio said the DAN government was committed to playing a key role in encouraging and promoting ‘green buildings’, energy efficiency and development of renewable energy to higher levels, and to ultimately lead the state towards energy sufficiency.
A German development bank (Reconstruction Credit Institute – KfW) and Nagaland government have signed an agreement to raise adaptive capacity of the rural people in the face of Climate Change. It is likely to take off by early 2012 and intends to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural people in Nagaland.
Although there has been no significant research on Climatic Change in Nagaland, interactions with local farmers suggested a marked change in the climatic pattern affecting the agricultural calendar, a paper published by the state’s Department of Forest, Ecology, Environment and Wildlife said. The paper noted that there were indications of a significant rise in the occurrence of summer-borne diseases as well as an increased occurrence of pests such as mosquitoes at higher altitudes than was found earlier. Climate change might be the reason for these occurrences in the state, the paper said.
Pointing to burning of fossil fuel in vehicles, the biggest contributor to Global Warming at individual level everywhere, the paper urged for reducing fuel consumption by encouraging citizens to use bicycles for short distances or use public transport or even ‘carpool’.
The department paper also suggested that people plant trees to trap and fix carbon to the ground and prevent it from damaging the atmosphere. It suggested that citizens make sure that garbage was segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable, collected regularly and disposed in a correct manner.
Climate change poses an emerging challenge to sustainability of social and economic development; livelihoods of communities and environment management in developing countries, said a framework for the preparation of the action plan on climate change.
The framework said that the impacts of climate change in India are expected to be a significant. India is considered highly vulnerable of climate change, not only because of high physical exposure to climate-related disasters (65 % of India is drought prone, 12% flood prone and 8% susceptible to cyclones), but also because of dependency of its economy and majority of population on climate- sensitive sectors (e.g. agriculture, forests, tourism, animal husbandry and fisheries).
It also stated that climate change is expected to increase relative stress on water resource due to the decline in rainfall with impact on water availability and agriculture/ food security (60% crop area in India is under rain-fed agriculture).
India has released its National Action Plan on Climate Change in 2008 as a part of these ambitions domestic actions to address climate change. The action plan also designed to achieve sustainable development with co benefit in terms of climate change. The framework also stated that with the central government remains a key actor in shaping the climate change policy and creating the necessary institutional mechanism for its implementation, involving of the state government in tackling climate change is crucial.


Kohima | February 21 : Undoubtedly, the Nagaland government’s effort to frame an action plan against Climate Change by April 2011 in line with the

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New Delhi, February 20 (AGENCIES): Bills for reserving seats for women in parliament and state legislatures, setting up a national council for higher education and

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Aizawl | February 19 : The Centre has proposed to introduce Panchayati Raj system in the north eastern region.This was disclosed today in Aizawl by

Dimapur, February (MExN): Major students’ organizations of Nagaland led by the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) are concerned at the “issues and grievances” permeating Nagaland University.

Nagas, Kukis and Meeteis come together demanding RoP

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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 19 (MExN): One person was killed when a taxi (Tata Sumo) met with a fatal road mishap at Pherima on Saturday, February 19.

DIMAPUR, FEBRUAY 19 (MExN): Affected landowners of North Frontier Railway Broad Guage line between Dimapur and Kohima will have an emergency meeting at Thahekhu Village

Dimapur, February 17 (MExN): At least 75 students from different Schools and Colleges in Nagaland will be receiving annual scholarships of various categories, from The


Dimapur, February 17 (MExN): Union Minister for Statistics & Program Implementation GS Gill has asked all state nodal officers to follow the guidelines for the

Dimapur, February 18 (MExN): A detail received here today from the government has shown that the Nagaland Cabinet took a number of significant decisions pertinent

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the Northeast Shuttles service from Dimapur to Guwahati at the launching programme held at Dimapur Airport on Friday. Rio

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 18 (MExN): On 17th February 2011, an emergency meeting of high ranking civil and military leaders of Eastern Nagaland under the banner of

Kohima | February 18 : Viewing the impact of climate change with seriousness that poses a grave threat to rich and varied natural resources of

Seen in the picture (left) is an under-aged boy in a servicing centre Dimapur; Irangbui Hingleu, Director Legacy Explorers and female staff with a cleft-lip

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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 18 (MExN): Dimapur Police made one more arrest and recovered another one lakh rupees in connection with the AXIS Bank robbery of January

“The acknowledgement slip given to each household during phase-I of the Census operations must be produced for the biometric. If a person is found to be enumerated in two places, both will be rejected. The penalty for duplication will be as per the Schedule Registration Act, Government of India”

Dimapur, February 17 (MExN): The government today responded in clarification to the “certain misconceptions and allegations” raised by the Congress Legislature Party against the Naga

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 17 (MExN): GPRN/NSCN today criticised Lt. Gen. (Retd) VS Atem of NSCN/GPRN for “digging up the corpse of the dead Indian Prime Minister

Kohima | February 17 : Regional parties of the North East region would be floating a common regional platform soon where all regional parties of

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Rio Cabinet meet today over plan for Budget, Central fund allocation

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 16 (MExN): Dimapur police has made a major breakthrough in connection with the Axis Bank ATM cash robbery of January 22 last. Police

Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): The Association of Engineers (Works & Housing) Nagaland today demanded that the government redress and amend a number of long-standing grievances

DIMAPUR | FEBRUARY 16 : Pungro, a quaint little town in Kiphire district is struggling to keep pace with other towns in terms of development


Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) is holding the government of Nagaland culpable for the “limitless” power outages in the state and

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Kohima, February 16 (DIPR): It has come to the notice of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner Kohima that certain Government servants in Kohima District

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 16 (MExN): The Director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and member of the India’s world cup winning team in 1983, Sandeep Patil,

Kohima, February 16 (MExN): The steering committee on climate change, Nagaland organizes “Inception workshop on state plan on climate change (SAPCC)” on February 18 at

Dimapur, Feb 16 (MExN): Hoping to engage Village Development Boards (VDBs) as Business Correspondent (BC), a meeting with 25 VDB secretaries of various villages covering

New Delhi, February 12 (AGENCIES): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday alleged corruption of Rs 63,000 crore in development projects in the northeastern states

Egyptian women read Egyptian Today newspaper, carrying the headlines “I die so my country lives” and “The people wanted and down the regime” at Tahrir

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Dimapur, February 12 (MExN): A person, one Kiuguiyang Gangmei from the Rongmei community is reportedly missing since December 7. Kiuguiyang, from Jalukie town under Peren

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Dimapur, October 6 (MExN): The Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland (EUUN) today stated that the Guwahati High Court and the Advocate General of Nagaland “must make

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Dimapur, October 6 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has condemned what it called the cold-blooded murder of five of its cadres in Bangladesh. Describing the incident

Dimapur, October 6 (MExN): The Congress has dismissed rumors of leadership crisis in the party stating that its opponents are trying to create divisions in

Dimapur, October 6 (MExN): A press note from “Federal Government of Nagaland” today has stated that “there is only one NNC and FGN” and there

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