Kohima, Sept. 24: The two-day Youth Summit at Naga Heritage village, Kisama, ended here today.
The summit drafted recommendations to be presented during the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit III, that will be held at the Convention Hall of Nagaland Baptist Church Council here from September 25 to 27 here.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio will be the chief guest while Union minister of state for minority affairs, Ninong Ering, will grace the valedictory function on September 27.
The youth summit was organised by the Sustainable Development Forum Nagaland in partnership with YouthNet and LEAD India last evening,
Over 70 youths across the Himalayan states proposed that a youth committee be set up at the institution of Indian Mountain Initiative to address issues related to the mountain states.
It also recommended a focus on youth entrepreneurship through promotion of local food and eco-tourism.
The recommendations included discouraging construction of mega dams and the need for clean drinking water for all.
It also called for declaration of the Himalayan region as a safe drinking water zone with testing laboratories to check water quality and contamination.
The youths urged the need for waste management (e-waste and biomedical waste) and to deal with unplanned urbanisation and insurgency.