WWF-I erects solar-powered fence along CCFs in Chug valley

DIRANG, Mar 20: The World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-I) has erected a 2-km-long solar-powered fence along the community conserved forests (CCF) in Chug valley in West Kameng district as part of its wildlife conservative efforts.
The WWF-I also tilled nearly four acres of land, using a tractor, at Tsangpa village in Chug valley, under Dirang subdivision.
“It is a part of incentive programme to the villagers for conservation of wildlife in the area,” WWF-I Senior Project Officer, Pema Wange, said in a release.
He said that it was for the first time that a tractor has been used to plough land for cultivation in Chug valley for growing various cash crops which would augment the villagers’ income.
“It would also help reduce the villagers’ dependence on forest resources and ensure preservation and conservation of the wildlife and other valuable resources,” Wange said.
The West Kameng KVK and Dirang-based NRC on Yak are helping the WWF-India in this programme in all ways possible, he added.