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Kohima DC launches JRMC

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Dimapur, March 20, EMN: The deputy commissioner of Kohima district, Rajesh Soundararajan, has launched the district level Jhum Resources Management Committee (JRMC) on March 20 at the DC’s office chamber in Kohima town.
Speaking during the programme, Rajesh Soundararajan said that the programme was launched to create a platform for integrated land use planning and management, and for sustainable management of jhum cultivation and its resources. Likewise, it is for ecological and livelihood security through the integration and linkages of different stakeholders as ATMA, agriculture and allied departments of the KVKs, ICAR, SARs, and universities, among others etc. Also, it will act as a technical advisory body in land use planning, resource management at district, block and village levels, it was informed.Rajesh Soundararajan has encouraged the ATMA team to play a vital role through interaction with the farmers, raising awareness, imparting skills and sharing experiences to promote community participation in environmental management, social and economic activities in the district.
Briefing on the roles and responsibilities of the JRMC, DFO Kohima, Yhunsenlo Kent said that, the main objective of the Committee is to promote crop diversification and building resilience for farmers to climate change and ensure food security, to protect and develop hill slopes of Jhum areas through soil and water conservation, to promote sustainable fallow management practices in Jhum areas, to coordination and felicitate linkages with local, national and international programmes, to provide a platform to share learning and experiences for an integrated approach of sustainable management on Jhum land and its resources etc.

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