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The dust particles generated by the deplorable roads in Nagaland’s Kohima and Dimapur is an outsized contributor to the air pollution in the state.

Nagaland Pollution Control Board member secretary Kenei Miachieo said the main cause of pollution in Kohima and Dimapur is because of the dust caused by the deplorable road conditions in the two districts.

He was speaking at a workshop on environmental pollution, organised by the Kohima Press Club and the Nagaland Pollution Control Board, in Kohima on Saturday.

Miachieo said the main focus of the board is to improve the roads and develop action plans as directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

He said Nagaland was fined with an amount of Rs 2 crore in 2019 for failing to comply with the NGT’s direction.

He said the media has a role in building awareness on environmental issues.

The workshop was organised to update and equip media persons on the pollution scenario in Nagaland.

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