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Rio’s appeal on World Environment Day eve
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 DIMAPUR, June 4 - Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today called upon the people of the State to contribute their share to the global effort for environmental protection. In his message on the eve of the World Environment Day, Rio urged the citizens of his State to join hands to reverse the trend of environmental damage, to keep Nagaland clean and green. He hoped these efforts would bear fruits and beat air pollution to a significant extent.

Rio said he was happy that the World Environment Day, 2019 is being observed on June 5 with air pollution as the theme. He said climate change arising out of human-inflicted damage to the environment is an issue requiring concerted efforts of people of all nations.

Stating that Nagaland is proud to be a part of this global movement, Rio said that every nation or State, irrespective of its size and population, has its own role to play. He expressed happiness that Nagaland has banned the use of single-use plastics with effect from December 1, 2018.

Rio said the State Environment, Forests and Climate Change Department on May 22 inaugurated the first plastic-free nursery in Kohima, which uses cloth bags instead of plastic pouches to raise saplings. He said the department is working extensively to provide more forest cover to the State under various programmes and schemes.

He pointed out that the United Nations Environment Programme has listed air pollution as the cause of more than six million deaths every year. Mitigating the harmful effects of air pollution is a Herculean task, but it is not impossible, the Chief Minister said. – Correspondent

Dimapur, June 4 - Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today called upon the people of the State to contribute their share to the global effort for environmental protection. In his message on the eve of the World Environment Day, Rio urged the citizens of his State to join hands to reverse the trend of environmental damage, to keep Nagaland clean and green. He hoped these efforts would bear fruits and beat air pollution to a significant extent.

Rio said he was happy that the World Environment Day, 2019 is being observed on June 5 with air pollution as the theme. He said climate change arising out of human-inflicted damage to the environment is an issue requiring concerted efforts of people of all nations.

Stating that Nagaland is proud to be a part of this global movement, Rio said that every nation or State, irrespective of its size and population, has its own role to play. He expressed happiness that Nagaland has banned the use of single-use plastics with effect from December 1, 2018.

Rio said the State Environment, Forests and Climate Change Department on May 22 inaugurated the first plastic-free nursery in Kohima, which uses cloth bags instead of plastic pouches to raise saplings. He said the department is working extensively to provide more forest cover to the State under various programmes and schemes.

He pointed out that the United Nations Environment Programme has listed air pollution as the cause of more than six million deaths every year. Mitigating the harmful effects of air pollution is a Herculean task, but it is not impossible, the Chief Minister said.

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