Kohima, June 23, 2019:

A noble initiative has been started by Kohima Village Students’ Union to save the environment by beautifying the Dzuvüru river in Nagaland.

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Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland, generates 70 tonnes of waste everyday, most of which are collected by garbage trucks.

But the problem arises when a huge quantity of the wastes are also dumped into streams and rivers.

The campaign is spearheaded by the Kohima Village Students’ Union (KVSU). The first phase of the ‘Save Dzuvuru’ campaign was launched by Neikesalie Kire, advisor, rural development on World Environment Day on June 5.

Located 3 km from Kohima town, ‘Dzuvuru’ translates to ‘river Dzuvu’. It is joined by Kharu stream below AG and D Block of Kohima town, which then joins Dzuu and Sidzu rivers in Kohima district before flowing to Doyang in Wokha district. Doyang is the largest river in Nagaland.

Waste accumulated over the years had turned the situation very ugly in the locality, but the concerted efforts of the locals has seen an actual impact being made in transforming this area in the heart of the Nagaland capital.

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