CORE to identify two model Green Villages in Tamenglong and Tipaimukh areas of Manipur

CORE, a founder member organisation of the Coalition on Environment and Natural Resources (CENRs), is responsible for identifying and establishing two model green villages in Tamenglong and Tipaimukh areas respectively. CORE has, as its strategic intervention approach, divided the activities in three phases. The first phase includes:

1. Field education and awareness trip to see a model Green Village in NER/India

2. Energy Management: Alternative energy like biomass, wind energy, hydro energy, solar energy, etc

3. Networking and advocacy

View of a Naga village in the North East region of India

View of a Naga village in the North East region of India

CORE will hold two (2) consultations at the village level in Jiribam (Imphal East District) on 22nd and 23rd October, 2013.

First Consultation

Date and Venue: 22nd October 2013, Peoples’ Endeavour for Social Change (PESCH), Jiribam, Manipur

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Targeted Organisations for consultation:

1. Joint Action Committee on Hydrocarbon, Tamenglong

2. Village Authority members from affected villages of Tamenglong

Total number of participants: 20 (Twenty)

Second Concultation

Date and Venue: 23rd October 2013, Tribal Community Hall, Kalinagar, Jiribam, Manipur

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Targeted Organisations for consultation:

1. Joint Action Committee on oil exploration and drilling, Jiribam and Tipaimukh

2. Village Authority members from affected villages of Jiribam and Vangai area of Tipaimukh

3. All Jiribam Tribal Union (AJTU)

Total number of participants: 20 (Twenty)

CORE Celebrates World Environment Day 2013

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World Environment Day was jointly organised by Centre For Organisation Research & Education (CORE), Human to Humane Trans-culture For Trauma Torture Victim (H2H), All Loktak Lake Area Fishermen’s Union Manipur and Life Watch at Langolsabi area of Loktak Lake. Namdithui Pamei, Deputy Director of CORE, urged the fishermen of the area to fight for their rights and for the protection of the Lake. Due to the on-going activities of Loktak Developed Authority (LDA) and Ithai Barrage which are responsible for degrading the ecosystem of Loktak Lake, as well as the LDA’s  violation of human rights for fishermen of the lake during its forceful eviction drive, that has displaced 1,147 families, and a total of nearly 10,000 peoples whom saw the destruction of their indigenous homes atop the floating biomass of Loktak Lake.

CORE has been involved for the past 24-years to restore and conserve  the Loktak Lake and the rights of the fisherpeople. Loktak Lake constitute a serious violation of the “right to life”, “right to adequate housing” as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and also the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Right.

The traditional knowledge and practice of building khangpokshang / floating huts over floating vegetation masses in Loktak wetlands in a unique feature of the indigenous people of Manipur, nowhere visible in the entire world and as such, this practice is a unique cultural heritage, which deserves essentially full conservation and protection.

Link to article in HueiyenLanpao  HERE.