Kongan Village Council (KVC) of Mon district in Nagaland on Monday issued a complete ban on all mining activities within Kongan land from November 20 next.
A joint statement issued on Monday stated that the decision to impose ban on mining activities was taken in the larger interest of the Konyaks.
They also said that the declaration had been initiated since the present coal mining activity was hampering the proposed national highway survey that connects Mon district with Assam.
In this regard, the KVC has directed that all labour and machinery be withdrawn from Kongan soil within the stimulated time.
KVC has also directed all coal mining contractors and land owners to strictly comply with its directives so as to deliver road connectivity to the entire Konyak populace at the earliest.
The council warned that it should not be held responsible for any untoward situation if takes place on non-compliance to its directives on the declaration.