Forest & Environment

CADC Winter Session passes the Election to Village Councils Amendment Rules, 2019

Kamalanagar, 20 December, 2019: The CADC Winter Session 2019 in its second sitting held today passed the CADC (Election to Village Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2019 unanimously while referring the CADC (Forest) (Amendment) Act, 2019 to a Select Committee. The two amendment bills were introduced in the first sitting. The CADC (Election to Village Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2019 was moved by Dg. Uday Tongchangya, Executive Member while the CADC (Forest) (Amendment) Act, 2019 was moved by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma. Before start of discussion over the amendment bills, Dg Buddha Lila Chakma, MDC proposed two amendment bills one each for the CADC (Election to Village Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2019 another for the CADC (Forest) (Amendment) Act, 2019. The bills though missed the requirement of submission to the Secretary, District Council before three clear days, the Chairman, CADC Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma calling his discretion allowed the bills moved by Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma to be discussed and voted. After prolonged discussion the CADC (Election to Village Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2019 was passed unanimously while the CADC (Forest) (Amendment) Act, 2019 was referred to a Select Committee for further study. It is hoped that the bill will be tabled in the next session with necessary changes. The sitting answered four questions during the question hour. With the conclusion of the second sitting today the session was declared prorogued.

The CADC Biological Diversity Rules’ 2019 introduced in the Monsoon Session

Kamalanagar, 19 August, 2019: The second sitting of the CADC Monsoon Session which was held today introduced the CADC Biological Diversity Rules’ 2019. The bill was introduced by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member i/c Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department. It will be discussed and voted in the fourth sitting scheduled on 21/8/2019.

If the bill gets legislated it will provide for formation of Biodiversity Management Committee in every village which will implement environmental programmes and schemes of the central government.

The CADC Trading Regulation, 2016 which received the assent of the Governor on 2/12/2016 and published in the Gazette was laid in the House today by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC. The Regulation provides for control of trades within CADC area. It deals with issue of licence for different category of traders and fees thereof besides other trade related matters.

The Mizoram State Biological Diversity Rules’ 2010 was also laid in the House by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member and moved for its adoption in the CADC.

The sitting answered six unstarred questions put by the Members in the opposition bench.

CADC to Observe Green Mizoram Day

Kamalanagar, 10 June 2019: Chakma Autonomous District Council decided to kick off the observation of Green Mizoram Day at Kamalanagar from tomorrow, the 11th June, 2019 in a meeting called today by Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department, Chakma Autonomous District Council. CADC Councilors, representatives of different departments of CADC, Village Council leaders and NGO representatives attended the meeting.

Introducing the significance of observation of the Day in the meeting Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC urged for mass participation by all sections of the society. Mass participation scopes for awareness on one hand and make the programme economical on the other, he explained. Given the constrained financial position of CADC mass participation would be a great service, he added.

He expressed that more than money, attitude is important for the mission and urged for transformation of our attitude towards a green world.

While recalling a proposal made by the PCCF, Mizoram recently for establishing of small wild life sanctuaries within CADC he urged all the representatives in the meeting for shaping public opinion for selecting the Raj Mondal area for the proposed wildlife sanctuary. He cautioned that the wildlife sanctuary will not be possible unless there is wide consensus while explaining that it is the only permanent solution to the ever deepening water crisis for potable water in Kamalanagar town.             The meeting selected sites around Kamalanagar town and its vicinity for roadside plantation for the kickoff day. Different departments of CADC were grouped for different sites. The NGOs shall join the programme as well. The programme will be kicked off tomorrow morning at 5:30 am in the premises of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar-II.