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Friday , June 6 , 2014
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Stress on ways to save water

Kohima, June 5 (PTI): A call to preserve watershed areas to save the earth from the effects of climate change was the highlight of World Environment Day in Nagaland today.

The day was observed under the theme, Small Islands and Climate Change, throughout the state with several organisations carrying out social work, planting saplings and holding awareness seminars.

Addressing a seminar organised by the district administration here, Limatemjen, assistant professor, department of zoology, Kohima Science College Jotsoma, called for serious and positive action as human beings have already caused much damage.

He stressed the need to protect and preserve watershed areas, afforestation and spreading awareness to fight climate change. He expressed fear that failure to preserve nature and conserve water would lead to circumstances which would make water costlier in future.

Social activist Kezhokhoto Savi said, “Let us wake up. The time has come for us to develop a sense of urgent need to protect our environment as well as a sense of hope for its future as plenty of damage has been done to our land and more is inflicted every day.”