An awareness program on Conservation of Forests & Environment was held at Dekachang Community hall today by District Legal Services Authority, Resubelpara where a sizeable number of representatives of different villages attended the program.
Chief Judicial Magistrate K.J. Lyngdoh informed the gathering of the importance of such program to make the people aware of various laws of the State relating to forest conservation. According to him, people commit crime unintentionally without knowing the various provisions of forest laws.
A speech on Conservation of Forests and Environment including Pollution control was given by Selvin G. Momin, MFS, Assistant Conservation of Forest, East & North Garo Hills (T) Division, Williamnagar.
He spoke at length various forests, wildlife and environment laws and laws related to timber in the State. The need for registration of plantations and the procedure for felling of trees from social forestry plantations and other government plantations, trees from registered plantations and felling of isolated trees were also highlighted by the forest officer.
North Garo Hills Additional Deputy Commissioner Z.J. Sangma also spoke at the programme.