Nagaland Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change and Parliamentary Affairs, C M Chang declared Nagaland Zoological Park as a ‘polythene free zone’ and also initiated ‘Beautification and Greening of Nagaland Zoological Park Programme’.
During his visit to the park, the Minister expressed his surprise that the Zoo was functioning without a veterinary hospital and a full time veterinary doctor along with veterinary staff.
Taking serious note of this, Chang stressed on the need to have proper veterinary and healthcare facilities at the park.
While reminding the staff that Nagas were well known for their hospitality, Chang said it was also important to ensure that the Zoo was maintained properly and to make it people friendly.
Emphasizing on the need to keep the park free from polythene, the Minister warned that defaulters should be punished.
The staff sought the minister’s intervention in constructing more watch towers and all weather patrolling road.
They also requested for construction of new quarters and to take other welfare measure for the staff residing inside the Park.
Chang also inaugurated an one room extension for the security camp at the park.
Advisor Law & Justice, Border Affairs and Treasuries & Accounts, Dr Longriniken who accompanied the Minister assured that a permanent post for veterinary doctor would be created at the zoo.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife warden Nagaland, S P Tripathi highlighted about the importance of the Nagaland Zoological Park and informed that it was among the 25 model zoos of the country.