In a unique response to animal conservation, the village authority of Shirui village has put a ban on killing and hunting of animals and birds there for three years.
The village authority notification said, there is a complete ban on hunting and killing of animals and birds within its jurisdiction with immediate effect from October 2023 till 2026 for a period of three years to promote conservation and biodiversity of Shirui.
While notifying the state Forest department of the ban the authority also requested it for a high quality Drone to implement the same.
The notification was signed by Headman (Shirui village Ato) Yungrei Shangh and Headman (Shirui village Aze) Soyo A Wungsek.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to congratulate the village authorities and said “For the first time in Manipur, the people of Shirui village have decided to completely ban the hunting and killing of animals and birds within their jurisdiction. It is a remarkable step towards the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of our precious wildlife.”
“I express my heartfelt appreciation for the outstanding initiative taken by the people of Shirui Village. Such actions set an example for the entire state of Manipur and beyond,” he added.
Shirui village is famous for its beautiful and rare Shirui lily, which is grown only in Shirui mountain peaks. The beautiful flower blooms in the months of May and June, and in 1989 the state government had declared Shirui Lily as the state flower.