Thoubal: As part of the drive carried out by the Joint Co-ordination Committee on Wildlife & Biodiversity, (JCCWB) Manipur to save lives of wild animals, birds and the environment, acting on reliable information of quarrying at Hiyangthnag Heibok Ching illegally, a team of JCCWB, Wangoi Police Station led by OC K. Budhachandra, RO Staff of Sadar East Central Koirengei and BO Staff of Hiyangthang inspected the present condition of the Heibok Ching on Thursday.
Speaking on the sideline of the inspection, Convenor of JCCWB and Secretary of WBCC Romesh Ningthoujam said that all the living being have lifespan, but if we destroy our nature and natural environment just for the sake of future generation, than there is fear that all the living beings will extinct slowly from the planet, thus it’s time for we the human beings to realize the priceless value of the nature and the environment.
He said, on March 22, 2020, a team of JCCWB has already appealed to the State Government and Forest Department to look into the present condition of Heibok Ching through local daily newspapers and social media.
However, in contrast to saving and developing the Heibok Ching range and other hill ranges of Manipur, the falling image of destructing these hill ranges by officials of the State Government and concerned department is very unfortunate, he added.
Romesh Ningthoujam also said that during the World Environment Day celebration 2019 program, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has maintained to save and develop the Heibok Ching.
But, an uncertain faith can be witness with the present condition of the Heibok Ching range.,
Looking at the prevailing condition of the Heibok Ching range, it is now highly questionable that the Manipur Forest Department failed to do their rightful duty, he added.
Romesh Ningthoujam urges the State Government and Forest Department to further inspect how much the hill ranges in Manipur have been affected.